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Amiga 6 3.6
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Commodore 64 5 3.6
DOS 5 4.2
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Combined User Score 16 3.8

Critic Reviews

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ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair (Feb, 1989)
This is definitely a value for money game, to go back to again and again. Level 9's adventure systems been developing in leaps and bounds over the last year or so, but they haven't always had the stories to go with it. Knight Orc was a slight disappointment, Gnome Ranger was much better and had the bonus of humour, and now with Lancelot it's shown it can come up with a serious theme that makes full use of its skills - and which will test your skills to the full, as well. This good knight's definitely a good buy!
ZX SpectrumCrash! (Jan, 1989)
In conclusion, Lancelot is truly an epic adventure which successfully captures the mood of Arthurian Britain with some lengthy, accurate descriptions. Technically superb with fluent play, this is a very fine adventure which is well worth the rather high asking price. A further incentive for purchase is the included competition, in which the winner will receive a silver 'replica' of the mythical Holy Grail (I thought it was gold)!
AmigaAmiga Computing (Jan, 1989)
Lancelot is one of Level 9"s finest adventures. It is not easy but for those that falter, an excellent hint sheet is available. Used sensibly this will enhance the enjoyment and elation at solving the many puzzles.
Atari STASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Dec, 1988)
LANCELOT von MANDARIN/LEVEL9 reiht sich somit in die Reihe der ausgezeichnet in Szene gesetzten Adventures der „Klassischen Art“ ein. Es handelt sich um ein Spiel, von dem man noch in einigen Jahren sprechen wird. Dem Hobby-Adventurer wärmstens, dem Anfänger allerdings nur bedingt zu empfehlen!
A technically impressive game, as one would expect from Level 9, but the expectations aroused by the idea are not fulfilled by the execution.
A technically impressive game, as one would expect from Level 9, but the expectations aroused by the idea are not fulfilled by the execution.
ZX SpectrumSinclair User (Dec, 1988)
I found Lancelot very easy to get into. Mapping the game is easy enough and the landscape is well worth exploring to fully absorb the atmosphere of Arthurian times, and there's plenty to explore. Lancelot is up to (the usual) high standard we have come to expect from Level 9. It's a thoroughly enjoyable journey into the past, and with the added bonus of a prize worth £5,000 to compete for, can you afford not to buy it? Methinks not!
Amstrad CPCAmstrad Action (Nov, 1988)
What this game shows is that there is tremendous potential still to be explored in setting text adventures round potent story scenarios such as this one. It also shows that you need either to be very selective in what you try to squeeze into a game, or else you need an awful lot of programming time, disk space, and patient play-testing.
AmigaCommodore User (Dec, 1988)
All in all, it's a cracking good story, and well thought out it its presentation as an adventure, yet spoiled by lack of anticipation of players' likely commands, and a few minor text bugs that sometimes give confusing replies.
Atari STAtari ST User (Dec, 1988)
Lancelot is a thoughtful and highly literate adventure. It may not have your adrenalin coursing with excitement, and the faithful treatment of its subject necessarily prohibits the humour of say, Gnome Ranger, but nevertheless it offers a great deal of quiet, intelligent pleasure. The telling of the Arthurian legends in the form of a computer adventure is a splendid accomplishment which is unlikely to be bettered for a long while to come.
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Dec, 1988)
So whilst it is very good, I wouldn't describe it as Level 9's best ever, any more than I would agree with Mandarin's Press Release claim that Level 9 is the acknowledged world leader in adventure software. Whilst Level 9 are certainly one of the top companies in the field, without doubt the honour of world leader must go to Infocom, hotly pursued by Magnetic Scrolls.
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK) (Dec, 1988)
Graphics throughout are very well done. Perhaps the same attention to detail should have been paid to the plot. The book the game is based on; Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory would probably be more entertaining than playing Level Nine's adventure.
AmigaPower Play (Nov, 1988)
Lancelot ist beileibe keine Katastrophe, doch bleibt es eindeutig hinter dem hohen Adventure-Standard. den Magnetic Scrolls und Infocom geprägt haben. Technisch hat das Programm einiges zu bieten, doch das kann über ein verhältnismäßig schwaches Adventure nicht hinwegtäuschen. Nicht nur, daß die Grafiken wieder ziemlich anspruchslos sind, die Puzzles sind unlogisch oder einfach dämlich (was ich hasse wie die Pest). Dann wieder streikt der Parser oder die Geschichte wird derart bierernst, daß man die Lust verliert.