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Game name Knightmare
First released on
Wednesday 1st of January 1986
Genres Adventure, Arcade, Puzzle, Role-playing (RPG), Shooter
Game modes Single player, Multiplayer
Publisher(s) Konami
Developer(s) Konami
Platform(s) MSX, DOS, Mobile, VC, PC
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Knightmare Summary

Knightmare, known in Japan as Majou Densetsu (魔城伝説 , Demon Castle Legend?), is a 1986 MSX vertical scrolling shooter computer game. The player is a knight, Popolon, who has to fight his way through several levels to defeat Hudnos and rescue Aphrodite. Knightmare was an innovative upward-scrolling shoot 'em up game on the MSX system released as game cartridge. The top-view graphics were considered very sophisticated for its time, similar to other MSX games such as Nemesis and Penguin Adventure. Konami also released a slightly altered version that could be bought from LINKS network. (Japanese "internet replacement" of the 80's) In this version you could submit high scores to online server.

Knightmare releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag Europe Wednesday 1st of January 1986 MSX
Flag Worldwide Wednesday 8th of January 2003 Mobile
Flag Japan Tuesday 22nd of December 2009 Virtual Console (Nintendo)
Flag Worldwide Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 PC (Microsoft Windows)

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