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Taito F3 cart. published 30 years ago by Taito Corp.

Listed in MAME

Lightbringer screenshot

Lightbringer © 1994 Taito.

Four mythical heroes traverse dungeons and castles to find and defeat the source of evil corruptive power that is threatening their land. Gameplay is refreshingly less linear than most beat'em ups.


Runs on the "Taito F3 System" Hardware.

Prom Stickers : D69

Players : 4
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 4


Lightbringer was released in February 1994 in Japan. It was known outside Japan as "Dungeon Magic".

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to '???'.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Lightbringer - PCCB-00154) on May 20, 1994.


* Characters list:

Ash is an ex-knight with excellent swordsmanship.
- Power Attack : Arc Sword - attacks enemies by leaping into the air.
- Special Attack : Berserk - temporary invincibility + continuous attacks.

Gren is a roving eastern warrior and is an expert in martial arts.
- Power Attack : Break Off - makes a single attack with his sword.
- Special Attack : Fire Blast - explosion damages nearby enemies.

Cisty is a fairy with great magic and archery skills. Her whole family was destroyed long ago by the evil spirit.
- Power Attack : Arrow - attacks distant enemies with an arrow.
- Special Attack : Summon - summons spirits to defeat enemies.

Vold is a very old and powerful magician who wields a magic staff.
- Power Attack : Magic - attacks with various magical spells.
- Special Attack : Meteors - causes meteor showers.


Project leader : Keppel Maekawa
Game designers : Keppel Maekawa, Turtle Mizukami, Mucha
Software : Takahiro Natani, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Takafumi Kaneko, Toshiyuki Hayashi, Kunio Kuzukawa
Character designer : Kawamoyan
Character bit works : Kawamoyan, Makenjy, Zyjy-30, Akiyoshi Takada, Bibiko, Mari Fukusaki (Fire Fukusaki), Mochi Mochi Natsuko, Shigeki Yamamoto
All music and sound effects : Nakayama Jyotohei (Zuntata)
Music sound effects director : Hisayoshi Ogura (Zuntata)
Instructions : Naoto Hashizume
Image illustration : Kouichirou Yonemura
Hardware works : Hironobu Suzuki, Katumi Kaneoka


japan Sony PS2 (jul.28, 2005) "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]"


Game's ROM.