Five more games of yore
ROBIN OF THE WOOD 1985
Riding through the glen to rob the poor and give to the rich. sorry, that was another robin. spin that around. noble brave sir robin, running around a beautiful verdant 8-bit maze, offing the minions of the sheriff of nottingham in his quest to acquire the silver arrow.
CAMELOT WARRIORS 1986
Developed by dinamic, those lords of the rock-hard, Camelot warriors thrusts the player into the middle ages in search of items that have entered this world from the modern day. Pick each one up, give it to a guardian, and it’s job done. easy, eh? nb: it’s not easy.
DEFENDER OF THE CROWN 1986
With england’s king dead and the country in chaos, it is up to a chosen saxon hero to hold off the threat of those dastardly french. Jousting, castles and damsels in distress, all the fun of the twelfth century is here, with the added bonus of no deadly infectious diseases.
LORDS OF THE REALM 1994
A century after the events of Defender of The Crown, another king has snuffed it, and there’s a war of attrition ensuing to see who succeeds him. a strategy game of not inconsiderable quality or complexity from British developer Impressions, there have been two sequels since.
MEDIEVAL: TOTAL WAR 2002
Creative assembly’s second Total War game shifted the action from feudal Japan to medieval europe, of which england was a playable dynasty. now at last you could lay waste to entire regions of europe, and pause for a nice cup of tea whenever things got a bit too hectic.