This Comic's Cast:

The NES game, being a translation of the Japanese game, had a limit to the amount of characters that would display on screen. Most spells were only four-characters long (as were the main character names).

I assume that was mostly because the Japanese characters were for words or at least parts of words, so you could get more of it from the few characters were allowed.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.