Robin Hood: L.Q.
• Publisher: Codemasters
• Developer: Ash & Dave
.. David Saunders
The Oliver Twins
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ROBIN HOOD: LEGEND QUEST
& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Robin Hood: Legend Quest by Codemasters is a
platform game staring the famous Nottingham outlaw. Your
task is to rescue Maid Marion who is being held captive
in Nottingham castle. You have to battle your
way through numerous screens full of traps and the
sheriff's henchmen in order to find her. The graphics
are cartoon-like and very colourful in trademark
Codemasters style. It's very simple to play and easy to
get quite far, but is tricky to beat the game. I quite
enjoyed playing this one so check it out if you like
this sort of thing.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I cheated. I made Robin invincible.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
On the final screen you can see Maid Marion on a
platform high up on the castle tower. Once you reach
her, the game is beaten. The end screen shows Robin and
Maid Marion together with some text written above them.
The text reads 'THE END. CONGRATULATIONS! AFTER
EXPLORING AND FIGHTING YOUR WAY HEROICALLY THROUGH THE
DEADLY NOTTINGHAM CASTLE YOU HAVE EVENTUALLY RESCUED
YOUR TRUE LOVE MAID MARION! YOU HAVE ALSO RECOVERED ALL
THE STOLEN TREASURE. KING RICHARD WILL RETURN SOON. LONG
LIVE THE KING!'
A fitting end to this neat little platform game. It's a
typical Codemasters ending which isn't too bad. It's
nothing special though.
There's a bit of history between me and this
game... I had almost completed my collection of
original C64 Codemasters games on tape and only
needed one more to complete the whole collection.
That final game was Robin Hood: Legend Quest and so
I spent almost a year hunting it down and waiting
for it to appear on eBay. Finally - I found a copy
being sold on Ebay and won the auction (I paid
around £2.50), but to my annoyance, I soon found out
that I needed another two titles to complete me
collection and so the search continued...
for the ending... it's a typical rushed job, which
is a shame because the game itself is fun to play
and pretty well polished. I'd be included to score
it 2/10, but I'm happy to leave it with Neil's
- Brendan Phoenix:
Yes, a typical Codemasters ending, but a tad
better than usual. Predictable - but aren't all
these sort of games where you have to rescue a
maiden (GoGo the Ghost, Hunchback, Robin to the
Rescue, etc) so by law they HAVE to show you
together at the end!
- Andrew Fisher:
A very poor ending screen, to be honest.
I've always felt this and Super Robin Hood (also
designed by the Oliver Twins) were over-hyped.
Neither of them is a particularly good game.
- Gaz Spence:
The ending has a real dated feel for a '92 game.
As Meman says, the Codies' Robin Hood games are
something of a missed opportunity really, boiling
down to run-of-the-mill platform games. A pity that
the decent '91 Millennium game didn't make it to the
- Andy Vaisey:
I feel exactly the same as Merman and
Compounded. The game, like the ending, did nothing
Awwwwwww. How lovely...
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