Each Wednesday I take a look back at an old game, play through it and write my thoughts after. Usually the play through goes until I have used all of my lives, and being rusty at these old games isn’t helping. I don’t discriminate and play games from all old systems and even some arcade games, so let’s take a look at what I’m playing this week.
This Way Back Wednesday I decided to play Knight of the Round, developed by Capcom and released in 1991 as an arcade game and later for the Super Nintendo. The game is set in the time of King Arthur and gives you the option of playing as Arthur, Lancelot or Perceval. Each character has their own strengths, but in the end they all are pretty much the same. The game is a hack and slash, but it throws in a leveling up factor and helps as you go through the levels. I reached a pretty high level, but that’s because I played alone, but if you were playing with other people the low level you would reach would be compensated by the number of people playing. There are only two action buttons, one to jump and other to hit. Pressing both of the buttons together causes you to perform a powerful attack but also drains some of your power. Luckily I had unlimited credits so I could spam the move as much as I wanted. The game also throws in a timer, so you have to do your best get through as fast as possible or else you die. The game was fun and good for a one time play through, possibly twice if your play it with your friends.