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Lancelot

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
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4.2
Amstrad CPC
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4.4
Macintosh
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Description

Travel back to the Age of Chivalry when knights were bold, galloping across the countryside and rescuing damsels in distress. This game recreates the time of wizards and the Knights of the Round Table. Lancelot is a three-part interactive fiction adventure, spanning the complete saga from the foundation of the Order to its finest hour - the quest for the Holy Grail.

Guide Lancelot through his many exploits at Camelot, battle with wayward knights, and win the love of Guinever and Elaine. The challenge which has fascinated treasure hunters through the centuries is now yours - and you'll need all your strength, wit and valor to achieve your goal. To get the highest possible score, you should only kill combat foes when it is absolutely essential to survival.

The game's command set includes the ability to issue instructions to other knights, and to automatically GO TO a place you have previously visited.

Screenshots

Lancelot DOS In a workshop (CGA)
Lancelot Commodore 64 Trying to kill the Black Knight
Lancelot DOS The CGA color version alternates between pictures only and text only (CGA)
Lancelot Commodore 64 Starting location

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The Press Says

Crash! ZX Spectrum Jan, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1989 9 out of 10 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1988 49 out of 100 49

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Competition

There was a competition associated with the game: Within the text of the whole game, there were a number of words written in capital letters. Whoever managed to send a complete list of these words, would receive a golden grail goblet (about £5000 worth).
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