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aka: Kings in the Corner break-out game

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In Warlords, you need to defend yourself from three human and/or computer players. Each of the four players are in one of the corners of the screen guarded by a castle. You control a small shield which can be moved around the edge of the castle. To survive you need to use the shield to block a ball which bounces around the screen. If the ball hits your castle, it will take out some of the bricks. If a hole forms in the castle wall and the ball makes it through and hits your warlord, then you are out of the game. The last player left alive wins the battle, and the first player to win five battles wins the game! Several game options are included which allow you to either catch or ricochet the ball when the shield touches it and control the speed of the game.

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1001 Video Games

Warlords appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • Flux Magazine
    • (Issue #4) - #78 on the "Top 100 Video Games of All-Time" list
  • Game Informer Magazine
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) - #25 on the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
  • Retro Gamer Magazine
    • (Issue #46) - #8 on the “Top 25 Atari 2600” Games poll

Information also contributed by Big John WV

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  • MobyGames ID: 9143


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Game added by Servo.

Arcade added by FatherJack. Windows, Xbox 360 added by Alaka.

Additional contributors: PCGamer77, Alaka, Pseudo_Intellectual, FatherJack.

Game added May 9th, 2003. Last modified April 26th, 2023.