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Future Knight

• Publisher: Gremlin Graphics
• Developer:
Gremlin Graphics
Release Date: 1986
Code: A. Green, C. Shrigley
GFX: T. Lloyd, R. Toone
Music: Ben Daglish

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 69%
Our Game Rating: 82%
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> FUTURE KNIGHT by Gremlin Graphics


Completed & Reviewed by Matt Rogers

You seem pretty keen on Gremlin stuff, but I'm not sure what you make of this one. Looks good with some nice backgrounds and the main sprite - the other sprites look like they've been dragged from Krakout. Sound's atmospheric, if a little dull.

Point of the game is to rescue a princess whose spaceship has crash-landed on a planet; she's been kidnapped, too, as if that wasn't enough - poor cow. Standard platform nonsense follows, at a pretty slow pace, as you first
have to find an exit pass to escape the spaceship, and then leap through the woods and castle for a showdown with a big robot before getting your clammy fingers on the princess.

I seem to remember completing in days of old, but it didn't ring a bell when I did again here...


Now there's a strange final boss if ever there was one!


Oops! Looks like he's dead :-)


Kissy kissy time x x x x. The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED? Infinite energy, save states and 200% speed-up made it all bearable for a Kung-Fu Master-esque ending.

SO WHAT HAPPENS? Once you've shot the hell out of the strange skinny fella, you go running over to your sweetheart and administer the potion to free her. You then start to snog her whilst a love heart flashes overhead. The final message reads, "WELL DONE YOU HAVE RESCUED AMELIA".

COMMENTS:

  • Matt: Pretty poor ending considering how frustrating the game can get. It's just as well that Matt used a load of cheats as I am sure he would have been pretty pissed off to have played it all the way through to this end (",)
     
  • Vinny: I remember playing this game as part of the Gremlin Graphics multipack; I wasn't too impressed from my first impression, but the game eventually grew on me. You may notice that the game looking very similar to Jack the Nipper 2 - another Gremlin Graphics title.

    As for the ending - it's quick, simple and a bit of a let down :( 3/10 from me too.

FINAL SAY: Watch it very quickly and then go and have a lie down (".)

G.E. RATING: 3 / 10

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