Knight Lore
1984

  • Original Price : £9.95
  • Developer : Ashby Computers and Graphics Ltd
  • Computer : BBC Micro Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum
  • Number Of Players : 1
  • Genre : Arcade
  • Keyboard Controls : Yes
  • Joystick Control : Yes

The game Knightlore is set in a dark castle where you, the sabreman have to rid yourself from the curse of the werewolf. The only way to do this is to find 6 objects and drop them into the wizard`s cauldron to create a remedy. The games gimmic, and arguably it`s selling point, was it`s forced 3D isometric perspective that gave the rooms a more realistic look.

The inlay card doesn`t actually HAVE any instructions, just lots of riddles. As with all Ultimate games, the user had to use his brain to work out what to do.The object of the game is for you to first find the wizard of the castle and enter the room he is in when you are in your sabreman form.Out of the cauldron an item will appear.Your mission is to then hunt out this object and place it into the cauldron.Once this has been done, another object that you will have to search out and return will appear. Once you have done this 6 times you will have ridden the werewolf`s curse from your body.Be quick!You only have 40 days and nights to complete the spell.

My Memories Playing Knight Lore

Playing games on my ZX Spectrum meant that I had to hijack the family TV in the living room and set up my ZX Spectrum and load games by cassette.

Later, I managed to get a portable black and white TV in my bedroom which wasnt quite as good as playing on the family TV but had the benefit of allowing me to play anytime.

Keyboard Controls for Knight Lore

Controls Action
Z, C, B, M Left
X, V, N, SYMBOL SHIFT Right
A, S, D, F Move Forward
Q, W, E, R Jump
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0 Pick Up / Drop
CAP SHIFT, BREAK Pause

Knight Lore

Year of Release : 1984

Original Price : £9.95

Publisher : Ultimate Play the Game

Developer : Ashby Computers and Graphics Ltd

Computers : BBC Micro, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum

Genre : Arcade

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