Devil World

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Devil World
Developer Nintendo R&D1
Publisher Nintendo
Virtual Console
System NES
Release Date NES
JP October 5, 1984
EU July 15, 1987
Virtual Console
JP January 22, 2008
EU October 30, 2008
AU October 30, 2008
Rating ESRB: E

Devil World is a maze game for the Nintendo. It was never released in America due to the religious iconography in the game. That makes Devil World the only game designed by Shigeru Miyamoto that never came out in America.

Gameplay

The player controls a green dragon named Tamagon that decides to "attack the Devil's World". The player must eat all of the dots in the maze as enemy characters roam the maze and the Devil scrolls the screen in a random direction.

In the first stage, Tamagon must collect a cross which temporarily allows him to eat dots, as well as breathe fire at enemies. The second stage consists of a maze where four Bibles need to be inserted into four holes in a seal in the center of the maze. Once this one is finished, there is a bonus maze where Tamagon tries to collect bonus boxes within a time limit. This pattern continues through out the game.

There is also a two player option that lets two players play simultaneously. The second player controls a red dragon.

Legacy

In Super Smash Bros. Melee Tamagon appears as a trophy, but was removed from the North American and European releases.

Level 17 of Marathon Mode in Tetris DS is based on Devil World.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl the Devil (called Demon in Europe) appears as an Assist Trophy that temporarily moves the playing field similar to the scrolling effect in "Devil World". The Devil is also features as a character in Captain Rainbow.

Rereleases

  • Devil World was released for download over the Japanese Virtual Console in January 2008. It was released for the European and Australian Virtual Console in October of the same year, with its released timed to coincide with Halloween.
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