Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

a game by Virgin
Genre: Adventure/RPG
Platforms: NESNES, GameBoy
Editor Rating: 6.2/10, based on 3 reviews, 4 reviews are shown
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 1 vote
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See also: Robin Hood Games
  • Type: Action
  • Available: 1991
  • Difficulty: Average

With an arrow, history was made. Based on the movie starring Kevin Kostner as Robin Hood, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a very interactive adventure game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The outlying story is the same. You are trapped in a Turkish prison, but you escape, only to find out that the Sheriff of Nottingham has taken control of the countryside in King Richard's absence.

People say:

8

I saw the movie and the best thing in it was the king and he only occupied thirty seconds of film. This game left me with an equally unsatisfied feeling, not because there was anything wrong with what I was supposed to be doing, after awhile I just realized it wasn't much fun.

7

Not much of an action game but it isn't supposed to be. As a quest game it will make you think and more games should be made this way. Graphics are OK but not exceptional. The quest is about the right length and rather straightforward. No real tough spots to stump the player.

4

The game is pretty cool in that it tries to take a variety of game play concepts and blend them with the Robin Hood theme. It's more of an RPG than an action game. The fighting scenes are very slow and have lots of flicker. I didn't see the movie, but as a game Robin Hood isn't great.

8

Cool! If you liked the movie, you'll love this adventure! Taken directly from the movie template, Robin Hood makes a you feel like you are actually playing the movie by following the action scene by scene! In others words, it's a tremendous translation to the home entertainment screen.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

  • Manufacturer: Virgin Games

Live the Adventure!

Become Robin Hood in the adventure of your life in a game that brings all the action of the blockbuster movie to your very own NES! Show your courage and cunning as you rescue the lovely Maid Marian and free England from tyranny!

  • Manufacturer: Arcadia
  • Machine: NES
  • Theme: Action/Adventure
  • Difficulty: Average
  • Number of Players: 1
  • Available: July 1991

With An Arrow...

History was made. Based on the movie starring Kevin Kostner as Robin Hood, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a very interactive adventure game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The outlying story is the same: you are trapped in a Turkish prison, but you escape, only to find out that the evil Sheriff has taking control of the countryside during the King's absence in the Crusades. Your true love, Marian, is only too happy to see you, but the Sheriff is not. His men are ordered to kill you on sight. The game itself begins in the Turkish prison, but it moves to the forest after a series of close up- and distant-view fights. Gain experience by laying waste to the land and stealing from the rich. The final battle will decide your fate!

Hark, Merry Boys and Girls! Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is back (with a little help from Virgin Games) to steal from the rich and give to the poor on the Game Boy. It's 1194 A.D. and Robin is trapped in prison, compliments of the Sheriff of Nottingham. He must break out of the medieval slammer, return to Sherwood Forest, and bring the Sheriff and Mortianna the Witch to justice.

A Feather in Yer Cap

This pint-size combination of action and role-play looks and plays very much like its NES predecessor (see GamePro, July '91). As with big brother NES, you view the action from both overhead and the side.

The solid controls are also similar. The majority of the game play commands, aside from walking and fighting, are activated via a well-detailed, easy-to-use, point-and-click menu board that enables Robin to store items, Talk, Look, and Search.

The button-press sword fighting and impressive sounding background music definitely keep the role-play blahs at bay as you journey through forests, rivers, castles, and churches. However, fight with your eyes open. There are many items, such as keys and potions, that our medieval man needeth to survive.

Robin's Good

If you're looking fora portable action/role-play game that's packed with complex riddles and endless mazes, don't ride into Sherwood Forest. However, if you're new to the role-playing scene or simply prefer a less-filling RPG spiced with a little action, you'd do well to join up with the Prince and his thieves.

ProTips:

  • Warm Robin's tummy with a Red potion before he goes to church.
  • Your sword control switches from Button A to Button B when Robin Hood's band of warriors battles against ihe Sheriff of Nottingham's armies.
  • While Robin's broad sword is powerful, bows and arrows enable him to fight safely from a distance. Search everywhere for arrows and use them sparingly.
  • In the first room of the Arabian Prism, search in the left-hand comer You'll find the key to escape.

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