Knight Games on the Commodore 64

Knight Games is a medieval themed multi-sport competition.

A player faces the computer or another player in any of six combat events, or either of two target-shooting events.

There are six combat events, distinguished mainly by weapon choice.

Swordfight 1
Swordfight 2
Ball-and-Chain
Axe
Pikestaff
Quarterstaff

Each event has specific moves, executed by various combinations of button pressing and joystick movement. Moves include various hits, parries, and dodges.

A candle burning down represents the player-selected time limit, while other elements of the field represent hit points and wins. The player with the greatest score wins at the end of the time limit.

Additionally, there are two target shooting events.

Marksman (bow-and-arrow)
Crossbow

In these events, mobile and stationary targets must be hit with either a bow-and-arrow, or crossbow depending on the event.

Each event takes place on a medieval backdrop, including a river pass, an archery field, and a treasure room.

The game play actually was quite repetitive and even though it looks like there are several events. It was a unique take on the ‘games’ type games that were popular.

The graphics were good and so was the sound but the game got boring quick.

Interestingly the review scores seemed to be on the high side – one of the reasons I bought it.

Review Scores

Zzap! Sep, 1986 90 out of 100
Computer Gamer Jul, 1986 15 out of 20
Happy Computer Sep, 1986 60 out of 100
Computer and Video Games Oct, 1989 55 out of 100

Screenshots

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A couple of the games here so you can get the general idea

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