Brain Lord (Super Nintendo, 1994)
About this product
- Product InformationHundreds of years ago, dragons and dragon warriors protected the land from evil. Perhaps their greatest victory was against the Great Demon, a being that terrorized innocents everywhere by unleashing its legion of monsters. The Dragon of Wisdom taught humans how to find safety while the Dragon of War defeated the Demon in battle, forcing him to return to mist. The Dragon of Good Luck trapped the Demon in an underground cavern.
Unfortunately, the dragons and their human companions, the dragon warriors, have faded into the annals of history and are now merely legends. Only one dragon warrior remains, and he has set off on a dangerous mission in search of the last dragons. Before leaving, he told his son Remeer that he must continue the hunt for dragons, especially if he does not return. Sadly, Remeer hears the fateful tone in his father's voice and begins preparing for the most important task of his young life -- that of hunting for and finding the lost dragons.
Remeer is the star of Brain Lord and the only character you can control, but he does have an entourage follow him during his journey. Kashian is a bounty hunter and adventurer with the skills of a witch and warrior. Barness, a deeply spiritual man, began hunting dragons after being inspired by an omen in the stars.
When it comes to self-sacrifice, Rein reigns supreme, using his bounty hunting and warrior skills to mete out justice wherever and whenever he can. Last but not least, Ferris, a witch whose parents were fortunetellers, keeps to herself, but is nevertheless an asset to the group.
As you journey through the various towns and castles in Brain Lord, honoring your father's request that you search for the lost dragons, you must solve many puzzles and do battle with a host of bloodthirsty monsters. To help you defeat the creatures, you can purchase (and later resell) axes, maces, boomerangs, bows, arrows and other weapons.
You will run across nine different Jades in your journey, each one holding a Fairie. The Fairies perform a variety of helpful tasks, such as throw fireballs, release lightning bolts and restore your hit points. You can also acquire shields and armor and up to 13 magic spells of your own.
When maneuvering around the various obstacles that obstruct your pathway, you will find that you can move some types of rocks and barriers. You can also collect keys that are useful for opening locked doors. Other items you will need throughout the game include X-ray glasses, food, warp gates, and herbs. If you need to save your progress or refill your life meter, you can stay at an Inn. If you need information, try talking to a statue. Statues can also save your progress.
To succeed in this game, you must be a Brain Lord -- a being clever enough to make it through the mysteries and challenges you will face. If you don't like your given name, Remeer, you can change it to one of your own choosing. However, the perils and struggles will remain the same.
- GameBrain Lord
- PlatformSuper Nintendo
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1
- Release Year1994
Most relevant reviews
- 10751fab05c93a4...Apr 04, 2011by
Brain Lord: A Throw Back to the Past
This game is one of the rare, few games that I will that I love through and through. I love the story (What little there is) I love the action and I even love the little bits of character interaction that there is between the few protagonists. I bought this game cause it was something to remind me why i still loved playing video games. Cause in the large wave of bad games and movie title based games, there would always be that one oyster holding that jewel of a game. If I ever lost this game again, I don't know what I would do. The last time i played it was way back when I was maybe 10 years old and my folks rented it for me to shut me up for the weekend. And it worked. The puzzles in this game were challenging, borderline frustrating sure, but frustrating in that "I Have To Beat It" sense. I hardly put down the controller the entire weekend that I had it.
And yet, i still remember all the parts of the game rather vividly. The Tower of Light, The Techno-Dungeon, the Ice Dungeon that is in the desert, it's all there in my head. As though it was tucked away for use later on in my life, I can proudly say that I have no qualms with this throw back to my childhood.Read full review
- sonnydownsJul 17, 2009by
Solid title that's been overlooked
For an Enix game featuring a "dragon warrior" it's not as good as the traditional RPG titles known as Dragon Warrior or Dragon Quest, but as an action/rpg, it's not half bad. Combat is simplistic, but some of the puzzles are challenging. The plot & characters are pretty thin, but overall it's a fun game to play.
- connynoAug 08, 2013by
This game is one of the very few gems that not many people know of. I for one, never played through this game. I'm glad I got my hands on a copy.
- oaklandishhApr 12, 2011by
One of my favorite childhood games
Lots of people tell me that they don't like brain-lord, but I don't see what is not to like. With lots of fighting game play which resembles "Zelda: a Link to the past" and many difficult block moving puzzles, this game is still fun decades after it was released.
- c566129bd532518...Dec 08, 2011by
Overall a decent zelda clone worth owning
The game is pretty much a zelda clone and its nowhere near as good as zelda but still worth adding to your collection considering you can find it for under $10