Before it was the name of some lame-o
special attack in Final Fantasy VII
, Knights Of The Round
was a fabulous scrolling beat-'em-up coin-op
. Choosing from three Arthurian
characters, you set off to hack
your way through level after level of semi-mythical action. The game is like a more advanced version of Golden Axe
. There are vehicles (in this case horses
) on some levels, bosses and special moves (but no magics if I recall correctly).
A neat touch was that you levelled up as you went through the game, which would change the appearance of your character and let you do more damage. Capcom seemed to have a thing for medieval-themed games for a while - there was this, Ghosts 'n' Goblins, Ghouls 'n' Ghosts and King of Dragons. Also, the character from Street Fighter II known in the West as Vega (a masked bullfighter) was originally going to be a medieval knight, until the game's theme demanded characters from different countries, and not different eras through history.