1. Insert the Demon's Crest Game Pak into your Super Nintendo Entertainment
System and turn the power on.
2. Press the START button to bring up the title screen, or watch the opening
scenes to find out about Firebrand's plight in the demon realm.
3. The title screen will show you the following choices: START, CONTINUE
and OPTIONS. Press the control pad left or right to highlight the option
you would like and then press the START button. (For an explanation of
CONTINUE and OPTIONS, please see the corresponding sections in this
4. To begin playing the game, choose START and press the START button.
5. To end the game at any time, simply turn your Super Nintendo
Entertainment System off and remove your Game Pak.
Many, many years ago it was a time of fantasy and intrigue. Legends passed
from generation to generation. People loved to spin takes of great warriors
rising up against the tyrannical forces of those who ruled.
One such legend spoke of a world that was once divided into two different
lands. The two realms existed in harmony: one ruled by humans, the other
ruled by demons. There was rarely conflict between the two realms until one
Six magical stones fell from the sky into the demon's realm. Inscribed on
the stones were the Crests of Fire, Earth, Air, Water, Time and Heaven.
These crests, when united, would grant unimaginable power.
Soon the demons began to fight over these magical crests. The demon realm
erupted into civil war. The land was in turmoil over the stones until
finally one red demon emerged with five stones by defeating the others. This
demon was known as Firebrand.
Firebrand was not satisified that possessing the Crests of Fire, Earth, Air,
Water and Time would end the
war. He then challenged the Demon Dragon for the Crest of Heaven. After a
long and desperate battle, Firebrand slayed the Dragon and gained the final
Crest. But the price of victory was high. Firebrand was critically
Firebrand also did not realize that while he was obtaining the Crests, his
success only moved him closer to failure. The jealous demon Phalanx secretly
trailed Firebrand and waited for just the right moment.
"I have defeated the Red Demon!" Phalanx cried. "I shall reign supreme!
With the power of the Crest, both the demon world and the human world are
Firebrand vowed revenge on Phalanx. Phalanx was clever, though. He
separated the crests in case someone did rise up to challenge the power
And now someone has risen to the challenge. The legend of Firebrand is about
to unfold in the search of the Demon's Crest!
The red demon awakens to excude revenge on Phalanx and recover the stones of
the Demon's Crest! It's up to you to guide Firebrand through the demon
realm to locate the stones and gain spells, potions, talismans and coins.
Firebrand begins his quest with a portion of the Crest of Fire, but must find
four other weapons to complete the crest. Each weapon of the Fire Crest has
a different function but all are activated by pressing the B button. Here is
a description of the weapons.
Fire - Firebrand's normal fire weapon has long range but little effectiveness
Buster - The buster has the same range but much more power. Allows Firebrand
to blast through stone blocks.
Tornado - Use the tornado to reach higher areas. Only two tornados may
appear at a time.
Claw - The claw will grab onto walls with spikes. Shoot the claw at the
spikes, and Firebrand then can grab onto the claw and climb up the dangerous
Demon Fire - This is the most powerful fire in the realm!
Find the stones that make up the Demon's Crest and Firebrand can morph into
another form. Not only is it important to find the stones to save the Demon
Realm, but there are many abilities and special powers granted by each stone.
Here is a description of each stone and its powers:
Crest of Earth-
Morphs Firebrand into the Ground Gargoyle, who has great speed and the
strength to break stone statues.
Controlling Ground Gargoyle
Break stone statues Press A button
Use great speed Press control pad
forward + A button
Crest of Air -
Firebrand becomes the Aerial Gargoyle and can soar much higher in the air.
Weapon is very powerful disc. Aerial Gargoyle cannot grab hold of walls
Controlling Aerial Gargoyle
Hover Jump, then press B
Fly upward Press and hold A button
Crest of Water =
Allows Firebrand to survive in the water as the Tidal Gargoyle. When morphed
into any other form, Firebrand cannot survive underwater. The Tidal Gargoyle
allows him to breathe and search the depths. His tidal weapon can break some
stone blocks that are submerged.
Crest of Time -
Slows time down and allows Firebrand to become the Legendary Gargoyle. It
decreases the amount of damage inflicted by enemies. Also, Firebrand's skin
shall become like iron to help reduce damage. Overall, the Legendary
Gargoyle reduces the damage by one-half.
Flying Across the Realm/Map Select
Once the Firebrand reaches the end of an area or uses a special potion, he
will fly high into the sky and the viewpoint will switch from the side to
right behind Firebrand. This allows him to choose a new area in the realm
to explore. Here is an outline of how to control Firebrand as he flies
across the realm.
The key to success for Firebrand is to use his powers to their ultimate
abilities. Thus frequent changes in power are necessary. Follow these
steps to change powers, select a potion or spell, or change the talisman
you are using:
1. Press the START button to bring up the Item Screen.
2. Use the control pad to move the wand to the item you want to use.
3. Press the Y button to select the item.
4. A tone will ring, then press START to have Firebrand use the item.
In order to buy a spell or potion, you must first locate an urn or vellum
in the realm. These items will hold the spell or potion you have purchased.
Throughout the realm, Trio has set up gaming shops for demons. As you enter
the gaming shops, you see many torches burning brightly above Trio. If you
pay Trio his fee, you may earn more G.P. by head-butting a certain number of
skulls that appear and quickly disappear throughout the holes in the wall
within Trio's shop. Depending on the skill required, Trio will ask for a
larger fee, but you may earn more G.P. or other prizes if you are successful.
The Black Lotus, Wise Man and Talisman Shops
These shops allow you to fill your velliums or urns. The Black Lotus shop
is run by Phorapa, who sells potions to fill your urns. The Wise Man shop
is run by Morack and offers spells for your vellums. The Talisman Shop is
run by Malwous. While you find talismans in the realm, Malwous will identify
the talismans and tell you what they do for you.
To use these shops, move the wand to the item you want to purchase and press
the Y button. The shop owners will ask you if you want to purchase the item,
so choose the response you want and press the START button. The item will
then appear on your Item Screen if you have enough G.P.
1. Use the control pad to move the wand from slot to slot and input your
2. Press the B button or Y button to change a letter.
3. Move the wand to END and press START when you have entered your password.
4. Move the wand to EXIT and press START at any time to leave the password
If the password you entered is incorrect, an error message will appear.
Choose RETRY and make the necessary changes.
When the 3 options appear after the GAME OVER message, and you choose END the
game will show the current password and then return to the title screen. If
you immediately restart the game without turning off your system, the current
password will automatically appear in the password entry screen.
In the Option Mode, you may adjust the configuration of the control buttons
and change the sound mode. Press the control pad up or down to move the wand
from KEY CONFIG to SOUND MODE. You can change the buttons for Firebrand's
ATTACK, JUMP, MAGIC and MENU. Also, adjust the sound mode from STEREO to
MONOAURAL (Mono) based on the capabilites of your T.V.