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Defender of the Crown

Defender of the Crown
Defender of the Crown

SystemAmiga
Floppy (3.5")2

Cinemaware

Amiga

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Release Date: 11/1/1986
Manufacturer: Cinemaware
Original Retail Price:
Adjusted Inflation Price:
$59.95
$130.61*
 
Donated By: Michael Kukuk
 
Defender of the Crown puts you in the role of one of four Saxon knights in medieval England, in a time where the land is in turmoil as the King is dead and his crown was stolen. The Saxons and the Normans blame each other and fight for control of England.

After a short introduction by Robin of Locksley himself, you start the game with a single castle and 10 soldiers at your command. From there, you have to build your army, take control of additional territories and fight the three Norman lords - and sometimes your Saxon friends as well.

The game has several different styles: You may either engage in a jousting contest where you have to knock your opponent off his horse using a lance, you can go raid a castle for loot or you can attack another territory/castle.

The game was originally created on the Amiga platform in 1986 by Cinemaware with wonderful graphics by James D. Sachs and great music by Jim Cuomo. The animation system and game engine were developed by RJ Mical (who also helped create the Amiga itself and worked on the design for both the Atari Lynx and 3DO gaming systems).

Defender of the Crown Floppy (3.5")

User Comments
Dave Coombs on Friday, January 13, 2017
It was like RISK for the Amiga, but with AMAZING graphics and sound for the time. I showed it on my Amiga to some guys at Hewlett-Packard in 1987 and their jaws just dropped! Nobody had done a game this impressive on a PC, certainly not on HP's "Vectra" (DOS-based PC) they were selling then. A wonderful memory (and I still have the game).
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