Swords and Serpents, I believe it was. Probably most notable for being a 1, 2 or 4 (but not 3, I think) player RPG.
Yeah, that game really does look a lot like the one I remember, more so than any of the other games suggested previously.
The thing is, like I said, I didn't have an NES growing up, and I remember playing the game I remember on the SNES.
This is all quite bizarre.
In any case, I wish I never sold the game, because if I still had it all of my questions would be answered.
I really do wonder if it was a homebrew or something because, here's the other thing...
Some of my early SNES games I had were on cartridges which didn't match the game, like this one baseball game I had which had the Battletoads vs. Double Dragon cover image bits, and like I said I am certain that the game I remember had the Final Fantasy Mystic Quest cover image bits on the cartridge, so...
And the cover bits didn't look like they were sloppily applied either. I remember often looking at that baseball game's cart and being very confused as to why the cartridge artwork, title and all that stuff didn't match the game in question.
If you want to ask me where I got the game in the first place (my apologies if I already said this earlier in the thread, I don't remember every post I have made in this thread):
My two of my older cousins from New York (those two in question, unfortunately, are no longer on this Earth) gave me this big bag (it was at least the size of a garbage bag) full of their old SNES games when they found out that I had gotten a Super Nintendo for Christmas when I was a little boy as my first game console (like I said, the latest console when I was very young was actually the Nintendo 64, so I got a SNES very late in its lifespan).
I am almost certain that the game I remember came from that bag, so unfortunately I don't know where it was originally gotten from, and since the ones who gave that bag of games to me have passed away, there isn't anyone who I could ask to tell me that information. I suppose I could ask their sister and my aunt, but I would doubt that they have any idea all these years later now.
Even though the game scared me as a child, I know that I would have a blast playing it today, so that's why I continue looking for it. It would be right up my alley today.
I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but I think that there was this hand which could grab items, and then either:
Put them into an inventory.
Just continue holding the items with no inventory.
But I can't recall if there was an inventory or not.