'Once upon a time your name was Kane Tensen. Your parents were simple farmers in the rolling hills of old Japan. But you had ambitions. You wanted to become a great and noble warrior. So on your thirteenth birthday, your parents let you join Summit Temple, where the ancient arts of battle were taught. When you joined, you gave up your last name and became simply known as Kane.
Years passed...and you learned powers greater than you had ever dreamed. The ability to call down the strengths of the gods! To fly, cast lightning bolts and balls of fire! You became a mystic warrior, protecting the innocent, searching for higher truths and building the strengths that would make you the most powerful kind of warrior, a SpellCaster. Your life was peaceful...until the attacks began.
The first temples destroyed were the small ones high in the mountains. The villagers in the little mountain towns said that the temples had been attacked by an unnamed, evil army of humans and nightmarish creatures who struck like lightning and then disappeared.
Daikak, the wise leader of Summit Temple, sent groups of warriors out to guard the temples. They never returned. Still, he was able to learn a little about the true nature of the problem. Monumental events were taking place that would change the fate of the World! Gods and demons were being summoned from the Otherworld. Powerful, ancient relics of power and magic were being unearthed. Clans gathered on all parts of the country.
And you, the mystic warrior known only as Kane, were to be the most important player in the life-and-death drama that was about to begin.
Daikak summoned you and sent you to check on a group of warriors guarding a temple. As you left, you felt grim certainty that the coming events would not be pleasant. Whatever the future held would forge you as certain as fire forges a strong sword.
It was time to face your destiny. Go now, and face your true calling as SpellCaster!'
Getting StartedWith the title screen showing, press Button 1 or Button 2. Pressing Button 1 or 2 again will put you into a selection screen for beginning a game. Select an option with the D-Button and press Button 2 to confirm.
ObjectThe object of SpellCaster is simple: read the last message of the game. If you get that far, everything is explained. (That was taken from the user manual, really!)
Game OverWhen Kane's strength is gone, he will fall to the ground and the game will end. At this point, you will receive the option to:
Action & Adventure ScreensSpellCaster takes place in two game formats: action and adventure scenes. In action scenes you'll do battle with the multitude of creatures who stand in your way.
Adventure scenes will call on your powers of intellect and strategy as you listen to conversations, use items and conjure up spells. It is in the adventure scenes that the story of the game unfolds! Listen to the characters who appear in the View Window and search their stories for clues. You can also see and obtain items in the mode by using the commands in the Command Window.
CommandsCommands are used by selecting them with the D-Button, then pressing Button 2 to confirm. Cancel selections by pressing Button 1.
MOVE: A command used to enter and leave buildings, towns, etc. Select your choice with the cursor and press Button 2 to move.
TALK: Allows you to converse with the characters you meet. When specific subjects are discussed, select them with the cursor and press Button 2.
LOOK: Allows you to examine your surroundings.
USE: Lets you use an item you possess.
SPELL: Allows you to use magic. There are nine spells that can be used in the Adventure scenes.
Status ScreenIf you press the PAUSE button on the Sega Power Base during the Action scenes, you will automatically access the Status screen.
PasswordsYou receive passwords in Adventure scenes by using the spell PASSWORD. The God Kangiten will give you a 24 letter code. Write it down CAREFULLY! Then, if you die and select BREAK when asked, you can use the password to get back into the game at the same screen in which you received it, with all your Strength, Energy and possessions.