The character sprites also look better when in side scrolling levels than in the overworld.
Gameplay takes place in overworld screens (where you move to various places) and in actual locations.
The overworld connects the places you visit, such as towns, castles, underground caves, icy mountains, etc., and serves as a small resting point where you can save and recover your health.
When wandering in dangerous areas or on the overworld map, one step suddenly brings a host of monsters to fight.
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