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In Knights of the Round, play the role of one of three knights from the Arthurian legends. The three characters are Sir Lancelot, Sir Percival, and of course King Arthur.

The story tells of a man who pulled the mighty sword Excalibur from a rock which no one else could achieve. This feat signified that he should be king of the Britons and lead them to peace. The trouble is there is mass chaos in the land and the only way Arthur can stop it is to find the holy grail which has been hidden for over a thousand years. Aurthur is joined by Percival and Lancelot on his quest to find the grail.

The gameplay involves the player to scroll along the screen fighting of enemies with a sword or axe depending on the character. The player can also block and parry with opponents which is done by a simple button press. There are also character development elements in the game where collecting points by killing enemies and picking up gold increase the character's attack and speed. Character's armour and weapons also change when they gain experience.


Knights of the Round SNES Go to castle
Knights of the Round SNES Well done youve taken the castle but there's more fighting to be done yet
Knights of the Round SNES Arthur on the horse
Knights of the Round Arcade Hard slash

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Alternate Titles

  • "ナイツ オブ ザ ラウンド" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus SNES Jun, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES May, 1994 7.6 out of 10 76
Megablast SNES Sep, 1994 74 out of 100 74
GamePro (US) SNES Jul, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
MAN!AC SNES Jul, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Video Games SNES Jun, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Mega Fun SNES Jul, 1994 68 out of 100 68
The Video Game Critic SNES Jan 24, 2003 B- 67
Game Informer Magazine SNES Sep, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Total! (Germany) SNES Oct, 1994 4.75 out of 6 25


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