Cast of the Seven Godsends harks back to the days when classic 2D, run ’n gun, action-shooter games ruled the arcades. Four levels of difficulty, six worlds to conquer, twelve mid and end-of-level bosses, seven god-like armour sets, five basic weapons and thirty-five magic combat spells! The evil emperor Zaraaima has kidnapped the infant heir to the land of Dareca. King Kandar must call upon the aid of the seven gods of Dareca as he traverses the six worlds of his kingdom in a bid to save his son. He must face the emperor’s hordes as he battles through dark woods, slimy swamps, sinister mills, infernal volcanos, snowy mountains, golden cities and demonic castles. Each world is guarded by level bosses each sworn to bring about the king’s swift demise. To help him in his quest King Kandar can invoke god-given armour, wield different weapons and cast fanatical spells. Can the King save his son and his kingdom or will Dareca fall into the evil emperor’s grasp?  Features Easy controls - only two buttons to play (shoot and jump)  Six very different and long worlds to conquer  Checkpoint save positions throughout worlds  Five basic weapons to master  Seven god-like armour sets  15 different bonus items to boost your hero  Thirty-five magic combat spells to utilise  Over 50 different enemies  Twelve mid and end-of-level bosses  Four difficulty levels  Different endings  Hand-drawn pixel graphics with a 16-bit look-and-feel  Special art gallery with achievements to unlock  Easter eggs to discover.

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One

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Published by
Merge Games Ltd.

Release date

Approximate download size
1.27 GB

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Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

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Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning

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Extremely hard on Easy setting, and not fun

Yet another indie with only hard difficulty settings....yawn. Technically it has Easy up thru "retro gamer" difficulties. I grew up during the "retro" time period, I can tell you this game's Easy setting is still harder than 99% of the retro games' difficulties. Did people forget you could play retro games for longer than a couple minutes before they got annoyingly frustrating? To me this justs screams that the game is sparse on content, numerous deaths an retries just pad the length. To top it off they made jump the X button and A the attack button, and no time to get used to it before the first boss. And no boss music... totally not retro.

26 out of 38 people found this helpful.

Nevermind the bad reviews

This game is GREAT! NES like. Playing this game took me back to the late 80's early 90's. I really appreciate games like this. Thank you. Keep em comin!

7 out of 9 people found this helpful.

Will screw up your gamerscore w all its 1 GS cheevos

Don't download if you have ocd about your GS

40 out of 69 people found this helpful.

Old school retro fun

Reminds me of Altered Beast, Ghouls and Goblins, and Castlevania 1 ish

16 out of 25 people found this helpful.


Just a design fail all around. At least theres a trial so you can experience the trash before you buy it.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

A game no one will beat

So many achievements have a 0.00% player completion rating. Impossible at hardest settings. Brutal even on easy.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

button mapping

give us an option to change the buttons... x for jump is a no...

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

good game but . .

one of the hardest game i ever played .. but i like it :)

12 out of 20 people found this helpful.

Developers RUIN games with 1 point achievments .

Kinda want to blacklist this developer on the use of 1 point achvs. However the atrocious gameplay is enough. 50 cent game here

One person found this helpful.

This would of sucked on the sega genesis.

horrible. way too hard and tedious.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.

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