🎮 Check out The Top 10 Consoles owned by MobyGames community!

Atari Black Friday
King's Knight Sharp X1 Title screen


Not an American user?


King's Knight is a fantasy-themed top-down shooter where four heroes have to unite to defeat a dragon and rescue a princess in despair. It was one of the first games published by Square Soft (now one-half of Square Enix). King's Knight is a variation on Konami's Knightmare which sold extremely well.

The first four stages involve you powering up your characters as far as they can go, picking up shields (to increase defense), boots (to increase speed), swords (to increase attack power), and spell icons (which will be required to be held by everyone for the final storm on the castle), defeating monsters along the way. The power-ups are hidden underneath mountains, rocks, and houses. Nearly everything can be shot at and destroyed. The heroes are, in order:

Ray Jack, the Knight, who possesses strong attacking power; Kaliva, the Wizard, who is good with magic and jumping; Barusa, the Monster, who has a strong defense; and Toby, the Thief, who can move swiftly.

It is necessary to keep all four heroes alive for the fifth and final stage, because there are certain points that the group cannot get past if one of the party members has died.


King's Knight Sharp X1 The final boss, you need to attack him with all four characters
King's Knight Sharp X1 Varusa's (called Barusa in the other versions) stage
King's Knight Sharp X1 Title screen
King's Knight Sharp X1 The dungeons are completely different from the NES/MSX versions

Promo Images

King's Knight Screenshot
King's Knight Magazine Advertisement
King's Knight Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "King' Knight Special" -- Sharp X1 and PC-88 title
  • "King' Knight" -- Famicom/MSX Japanese title
  • "キングスナイト" -- Japanese spelling

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Sharp X1 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Critic Reviews

There are no critic reviews for this game.


There are currently no topics for this game.


There is no trivia on file for this game.

Infernos (38397) added King's Knight (Sharp X1) on Apr 10, 2014
Other platforms contributed by GTramp (79478), Michael Cassidy (21109), Infernos (38397), gamewarrior (5040), Bregalad (968) and Silvanus (85)
Atari Cyberweek