As a 16-year-old sleeping in algebra class, you're dreaming of a land where a beautiful, magical princess has been captured and needs you to save her from an evil wizard. You awaken to find yourself on the planet Remlia where Princess Rosebud has been captured by Blackhorn the wizard. Since only you can stop him and rescue her, this isn't dream any more. In Astyanax, it's up to you to battle your way through twelve stages of vertical and horizontal scrolling action by choosing you weapons (axes, spears, and swords), and commanding your spells (Bind, Blast, and Bolt). And you'll need it all to fight your way to Blackhorn. So like it or not, your dreams have come true. If you don't save Princess Rosebud, Remlia is doomed.