King Arthur's World
Imagine being the King of a foreign land where troops of soldiers follow your every order and seek out gilded treasure in your name. Now, stop imagining and start playing Jaleco's latest puzzle game, King Arthur's World.
Here's some bad news for history buffs: King Arthur's World doesn't correspond to any of the Arthurian legends, but it does take place in a side-view multiscrolling medieval landscape with knights, castles, and boiling oil. The general game play is similar to Sunsoft's Lemmings. You command task-oriented mobs that, without your help, walk aimlessly into obstacles. Your mission is simple: Lead your troops from your home tent to the treasure chest at the end of the level suffering only a few casualties. Then you must move your King along the new safe path to claim the treasure. How's that for chivalry?
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In the course of the game, you must allocate your resources and determine how and when King Arthur's Knights, Soldiers, Archers, Barrelmen, Engineers, and Wizards can best be used to overcome obstacles. The game begins with five training levels that are designed to familiarize you with the capabilities of each character. There are three realms, which contain about eight levels each of mind-bending puzzles that can besolved several ways.
- Early in each mission, enemy troops are everywhere. Be sure that Engineers, Barrelmen, or Wizards are escorted by Knights or Soldiers.
- To make the game easier, use the Army option at the start of the game to give yourself additional resources and troops.
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King Arthur's World supports a controller, or the new SNES mouse. All commands are executed by selecting icons at the bottom of the screen. You can move troops with the directional pad, or by moving the mouse.
- You must always protect King Arthur. Use Soldiers or Knights to scout out the territory before allowing him to leave the base tent.
- Enemies use deadly slingshots from the roofs of castles, forts, and buildings. To defeat them, have your Engineers build and operate a Catapult. It takes three Engineers to operate it. Be sure to adjust the trajectory.
Not only does King Arthur's World make history by being one of the first mouse-supported games for the SNES, it also is one of the first to offer stereo surround sound. Although the tunes aren't symphonically spectacular pieces, they are kind of catchy and definitely cute.
The folks at Argonaut Software, this game's developer, did a great job of making the characters and backgrounds very colorful and full of animated life. Although the detailed sprites aren't very large, they are easy to distinguish. For instance, you won't confuse an Archer with a Barrelman.
If you're looking for a fast-paced puzzle game, chances are you'll become frustrated with the slow pace of this game. However, if you want an intriguing strategic puzzler that requires creative thinking, journey into King Arthur's World. You'll want to play it day and night.
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- Jaleco / Super NES
King Arthur's men need your help. They know that they must overtake and destroy the enemy castles, but they are not very bright and get lost easily! You must guide these soldiers through forests, over pits and above the trees so that they can do their duty! Give the soldiers different responsibilities that can save the entire troop from certain demise.
Medieval legend recalls a noble king called Arthur, a mighty warrior and noble leader of countless brave crusades. When Arthur assembled a mighty army to battle a new invading force Arthur had an unexpected surprise, he and his men were transported to three magic worlds where strange things were happening.
This new puzzle game is the first to feature Q-Sound, Jaleco's version of Dolby Surround Sound. Just play this game on a stereo system and you'll hear music like you've never heard before! It also is completely mouse compatible!
The game begins with a series of tests where you will learn the skills of archery and bombing. After that, its off to conquest the lands as only Arthur could do!