Review by A.Poling

"This Makes You Glad Square Stuck with RPGs"

King's Knight was an early Squaresoft game that was made way back when the RPG mega company was known simply as square. This was one of the few NES games that square released and it makes you think that less games would mean better quality but that just isn't true at all. King's quest was made during the time I think when Squaresoft was still finding a genre to stick with. The name of the title probably tells you that this is an RPG but truth be told, it isn't. King's night is an overhead shooter much like the Hudson game, Dino Riki. Unfor- tunately it was not as well thought out or executed as it's genre cousin.

-GAMEPLAY-

This is definitely the area that King's Quest most lacks in. The gameplay is basically that of an overhead shooter except you control one of about 4 different characters that change when you lose a life. For the most part there is nothing revolutionary here, no powerups, only obstacles countless enemies and incredibly hard enemies. After playing this game you would think getting a root canal would be more entertaining.

-GRAPHICS-

The graphics department is all that this game has going for it. Once again Square pulls of revolutionary graphics for the system and the time. The graphics can be compared to that of the Final Fantasy series. This is the least Square could do was make the game look pretty after you realize you wasted your money.

-SOUND-

Sound is nothing special. Expect the average NES set of generic beeps and music. No tunes you would humb in the shower and even if there were you would spend enough time playing the game to hear the music anyway,

-CONTROL-

For the most part the controls are adequate. Nothing that surprises you and not- hing that is truly bad. However you will find yourself getting killed many times due to the slow responses which adds to the overall badness of the game.

-FINAL THOUGHTS-

Overall this is a VERY bad game but not the worst game ever made. However, if you ever come accross this game avoid buying it. If you have some desire to play this game do yourself some good and pick up Dino Riki from Hudson. It plays just like this game except i exceeds it in every aspect. It takes a game like King's Knight that makes you happy that Squaresoft stuck mainly with RPGs.


Reviewer's Score: 3/10 | Originally Posted: 11/01/99, Updated 11/01/99


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