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Knights of the Round (Arcade-1991)



Knights of the Round

Capcom - 1991

Beat 'em up


Gameplay

  • 7 stages

  • 3 player, 3 max simultaneous

  • action RPG elements (auto upgrade)

    • weapons/armor

    • Level cap is 16

  • Similar to other beat em ups

  • Notable moves

    • Block (attack button + joystick away)

      • Fighters rely on block

      • gain invincibility and counter attack

      • some bosses only vulnerable after they are blocked

    • Atttack + Jump = knocks ensemies off screen


Plot

  • Arthur training to be a knight and pulls our Excalibur, Merlin sends him on a quest with Lancelot and Perceval to overthrow King Garibaldi and unite Britain


Characters

  • Arthur

    • well balanced

    • slashing blow - attack and then hold joystick towards enemy direction

    • strongest on horseback

  • Lancelot

    • fastest, but weakest

    • jump kick - attack then holding joystick up

  • Perceval

    • strongest, but slowest

    • can dash with double tap

    • giant swing - while attacking press attack

Bosses

  • Stage 1 - Scorn

  • Stage 2 - Braford

  • Stage 3 - Arlon

  • Stage 4 - Phantom

    • also a stage 7 miniboss

  • Stage 5 - Balbars

  • Stage 6 - Muramasa

  • Stage 7 - Garibaldi


Misc Notes

  • different ending

    • Holy Grail

      • Lancelot or Perceal will tell Merlin it is not their destiny

      • Arthur will tell merlin it is his destiny

Reception

  • #1 arcade cabinet in March 1992 over Street fighter The world warrior

  • well know quarter muncher

  • ported to SNES but had downgraded music and some words removed, and blood effects changed to sweat


AOM Gaming Notes

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