Maou no Akuji
Akuji the Demon
|Released By||Do-jin Nyuu|
|Patching Information||Requires Custom Patcher|
|Genre||Action > Platformer|
|Game Date||25 December 2001|
|Release Date||23 August 2003|
|Last Modified||09 December 2015|
This is a fantastic freeware game, which you can download at Buster’s site. The story is basically that long ago, a great demon threatened to devour all the world. A Hero rose up to fight the demon, and sealed it in a huge labyrinth, and sealed away its power in seven crystal orbs. Now that demon was arisen and seeks revenge.
…Naturally, you play the demon. You go through the labyrinth and collect all the orbs for a final showdown with the mystical hero, who is still alive for some reason. With every orb you find, you regain one of your lost abilities, which enables you to reach previously unreachable areas. Sound familiar? Well it’s not, god damn it.
I wish there was more to say about it, but that’s pretty much the game you’ve got here. It’s crazy easy to pick up and play, since the game provides some great in-game help along the way. Just push Up to flip switches, kay? The level design is just brilliant, there’s a lot of replay value (based on your final rank, anyways), the music is catchy, and the graphics are very clean and nice. God damn, people. Just go play this game.
I find it very odd that this translation uses the exact same font as D’s patch. But, I won’t really dwell on the issue. About the only thing this translation has going for it over the D’s is that it’s officially recognized by Buster, the creator of the game. And you can download it here, wheee! The in-game text isn’t nearly as polished (some goes outside the text box.. shame!), but it’s all in English, and very understandable. So la.
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