Jedadiah Leland’s Horrific Adventures In The Internet Archive #2: Knightmare (1992, Konami)


For my second day of exploring the horror section of the Internet Archive, I played Knightmare (1992, Konami). 

Knightmare is basically a top-down shooter.  You are a knight and your girlfriend has been kidnapped by an evil sorcerer.  To rescue her, you must make your way across the grounds of his castle, while avoiding the monsters and guards.

That’s you, in the white armor.  The bat and the gray balloons may look harmless but if they touch you, you explode.  Fortunately, you have an unlimited supply of arrows that you can shoot at them.  You can also use the arrows to destroy obstacles, like those boxes with the question marks.  If you shoot an arrow into a black circle and then retrieve it, you get a weapons upgrade.

You will need that weapons upgrade because eventually, these people show up:

The blue knights are considerably faster than the bats and the balloons.  It takes more than one arrow to kill them and they have arrows of their own.

It took me a while to get the hang of it.

At the end of each level, there is a boss who must be destroyed.  At the end of stage 1, the boss appears to be Medusa.

I have not had much luck against Medusa.

I liked Knightmare.  Like all of the best shooters, it is simple but also challenging and extremely addictive.  It is a game that you can go back and play again and again, which is what I am going to go down right now.

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2 responses to “Jedadiah Leland’s Horrific Adventures In The Internet Archive #2: Knightmare (1992, Konami)

  1. Jedadiah; … You mean to tell me that you were at THE Internet Archive, which is literally within a stone’s throw of my house, about one block away, and I didn’t get so much as a friendly wave of the hand in my general direction? Oh, the horror!

    Amazing place, ain’t it?

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