Mystic Defender

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Kujakuou 2: Geneijou/Mystic Defender
Publisher: Sega (US/EU/JP), Samsung (KR)
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
1989-11-25 ¥6,000 G-4017
Sega Mega Drive
1990-01[1] $? 1011
Sega Mega Drive
1990 £34.99[2] 1011
Sega Mega Drive
199x $?  ?
Sega Mega Drive
1991-09+[3] R$?  ?
Sega Mega Drive
199x ₩? GM4022KS

Kujakuou 2: Geneijou (孔雀王2 幻影城) is the sequel to Kujakuou, developed and published by Sega in 1989 for the Sega Mega Drive. Just as Kujakuou was released overseas as SpellCaster, Kujakuou 2 was released overseas as Mystic Defender. In Korea it was named On Dal Jang Goon (온달장군) and some character graphics were changed. In Brazil it is known as Mystic Defense.

Also as with Kujakuou, the main character (Kujaku) received a redesign and a new name for the overseas release.

Mystic Defender storyline

Zareth, the henchman of the evil king Zao, kidnaps the Supreme Deity's daughter to use her power to resurrect Zao. You are Joe Yamato, a magician and warrior who goes out to save her and stop Zareth.


C jumps. By default, B fires a magic ball; hold down to charge a ball. Throughout the course of the game, you collect new spells; A changes spells and B uses them, complete with charging ability (some such as the flamethrower require charging).

According to the US manual, round 6 is meant to be infested with ghosts, however these were seemingly scrapped in the final game[4].

Production credits

Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Mystic Defender/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
58 №5, p24[3]Media:AcaoGames BR 005.pdf
100 №3/90, p74[5]Media:ASM DE 1990-03.pdf
63 №4, p32[6]Media:CGtC UK 04.pdf
84 №99, p91[7]Media:CVG UK 099.pdf
95 №8, p104
52 №5, p93
61 №9, p21
63 №1, p79[8]Media:MegaTech UK 01.pdf
89 №2, p55[9]Media:PlayerOne FR 002.pdf
79 №24, p98[10]Media:PowerPlay DE 024.pdf
61 №3, p56/57[2]Media:Raze UK 03.pdf
60 №23, p54
78 №4, p19[11]Media:SegaPro UK 04.pdf
69 №18, p66
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
14 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, BR
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Mega Drive, KR
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Mega Drive, SE (Rental)


  1. File:VG&CE US 11.pdf, page 106
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:Raze UK 03.pdf, page 56
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:AcaoGames BR 005.pdf, page 24
  4. File:SegaVisions US 03.pdf, page 12
  5. File:ASM DE 1990-03.pdf, page 74
  6. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 32
  7. File:CVG UK 099.pdf, page 91
  8. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 79
  9. File:PlayerOne FR 002.pdf, page 55
  10. File:PowerPlay DE 024.pdf, page 98
  11. File:SegaPro UK 04.pdf, page 19