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Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight

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Amiga
73
4.1
DOS
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3.8
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Description

Something's happening in these lands, and the only hope seems to be the moonstone. You, as a chosen knight from the druids are about to find it and bring it back. The game can be played from 1 to 4 players at once, with no difference between solo and multiplayer as no matter how many players play, the story stays the same for everyone. However, if you choose to play with only one player/knight, the other three will be the computer rivals. Wandering through the map, you can visit enchanted places, towns where you can buy equipment or try your luck in gambling, but mostly visited places on the map will be cabins which represents the places where certain enemy beasts are. Each spot has about two or more beasts which after defeating them can be rewarding in a certain way, depending on game's randomize placement.

Also, for example, if the place has three beasts and you kill two before you die, next time you (or some other player) go back there, there'll be only one beast left to fight. It's also possible for two players to run into each other and, once defeating the other, the one who prevails can steal the other player's money and/or weapons. Thus, searching for the moonstone begins, but that's only half of the story. The rest unfolds once you find it.

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Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight Amiga "Take this!"
Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight Amiga When you win against an opponent knight, you may choose to take one thing (one only per win) such as gold or equipment pieces (the sword, the armor, and so on).
Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight DOS Druids going to the altar of storms (intro sequence).
Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight DOS Time to duel

Alternate Titles

  • "Quest For the Moonstone" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Prepare yourself, for the season of the Moonstones is upon you! *shivers with nostalgic excitement* DOS Rob Taylor (4)

The Press Says

Jeuxvideo.com DOS Jan 20, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Amiga Computing Amiga Mar, 1992 89 out of 100 89
CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Obligement Amiga Mar, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Power Amiga Jan, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Datormagazin Amiga Jan 30, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Format Amiga Mar, 1992 59 out of 100 59
Play Time Amiga Mar, 1992 55 out of 100 55
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1992 54 out of 100 54
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1992 48 out of 100 48

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Trivia

Due to the optional violent content, Mindscape voluntarily gave the game a '12' rating, identical to those used for films.

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