An­cient Bri­tain

Five more games of yore

Retro Gamer - - THE MAKING OF: AVALON & DRAGONTORC -

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.

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