Defender Of The Crown
Considering the nostalgic looking graphics of Defender of the Crown, someone could actually get the idea that this game could be from the early Middle Ages. In the funky 80s, Defender of the Crown was published for Amiga and Commodore platforms on the market and delighted the still quite small arcade community with fundamental innovations that are no longer indispensable in the modern gaming world today. In 1986, the game set new standards in terms of its graphics. The game is based on the film "Ivanhoe - The Black Knight", which was released in the year 1952, and takes place in medieval England. The entire area, which is shown in Defender of the Crown through the use of overview map on the main screen, is divided into equal sized regions under six different rulers. You are one of them. At the beginning of the game, you have four characters that you can choose from, which differ in their properties. Once you have decided on a personality, you arrive at a map. To the left you see a scroll, which provides six options for you to choose from in every round. Optionally, you can organize a tournament to earn glory or create a formidable army, which paves the way to victory for you by winning other provinces in the fight for you. Defender of the Crown has been so popular due to its mix of roles, action as well as strategy games. All actions of the game are performed exclusively with the mouse. If you want, for example, to win a lance ride, you have to control your lance toward the opponent with the mouse. If an enemy fortress is to be taken, you are part of the party and fight personally with your knights, side by side. From time to time, a visit with none other than Robin Hood himself is useful, who might have some valuable advice in store for you. To be successful in the game, you have to prove your tactical skills.