Leander (a.k.a. Galahad) is a fantasy platform game developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by Psygnosis in 1991 for the Amiga and Atari ST (1992 for Genesis). This was the premiere game for Tr...
Leander (a.k.a. Galahad) is a fantasy platform game developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by Psygnosis in 1991 for the Amiga and Atari ST (1992 for Genesis). This was the premiere game for Traveller’s Tales, but was similar to an earlier Psygnosis title, Shadow of the Beast.
You take the role of Leander, a name straight out of Greek mythology and very fitting to the premise of the game. I’m not sure the developers had this in mind when they made it, I’m just into mythology. Playing as Leander, a valiant knight, you must rescue the princess from the evil Thanatos. Traveling across three worlds, Leander can jump from platform to platform and use his sword to thwart his enemies. He can also collect money and other items from them for use in purchasing weapons and upgrading his armor. Try not to collect the skull icons, as these will summon a form of Thanatos that can only be killed using Rune Bombs. Leander must find a particular item in each level in order to activate the portal to move on to the next one. He combats a multitude of different enemies including dragons, soldiers, wolves, and much more.
Leander is a classic platformer that plays somewhat like an arcade adventure. The game is slower paced and more focused on precision jumps and enemy slaying. Leander did well with gamers and critics and has continued to do so. Anyone who likes a nice classic platformer will definitely want to take Leander out for a spin.
Review by: Tasha
Published: 4 June 2017, 4:15 pm