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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 Arcade Get the flag
Knights of the Round SNES Super demon samurai balls of fire rain the sky
Knights of the Round Arcade Enemy at the gate

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Game Players SNES May, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Sinclair User Arcade Mar, 1992 78 out of 100 78
Megablast SNES Sep, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jul, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Aug, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Video Games SNES Jun, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Play Time SNES Aug, 1994 68 out of 100 68
neXGam SNES 2002 6.4 out of 10 64
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Total! (Germany) SNES Oct, 1994 4.75 out of 6 25


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