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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 Food restores your health
Knights of the Round SNES Your trusty steed
Knights of the Round SNES Title screen
Knights of the Round SNES Level up

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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 Jun, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Game Players May, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May, 1994 38 out of 50 76
Megablast Sep, 1994 74 out of 100 74
GamePro (US) Jul, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Aug, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Mega Fun Jul, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Play Time Aug, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Total! (Germany) Oct, 1994 4.75 out of 6 25


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festershinetop (9635) added Knights of the Round (SNES) on May 26, 2004
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