Knight Tyme

Available Platforms: MSX, Amstrad CPC

Knight Tyme is a graphic adventure published by Mastertronic in 1986 for 8-bit platforms, initially from the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, later for Commdore 64 and MSX.

Year1986
GenreAdventure
Rating4

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PublisherMastertronic
DeveloperDavid Jones
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated4 October 2020

Game Review

Knight Tyme is a graphic adventure published by Mastertronic in 1986 for 8-bit platforms, initially from the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, later for Commdore 64 and MSX.

The game was designed and programmed by David Jones, and it was the third title in the Magic Knight series, after Finder Keepers and Spellbound. Legendary musician Rob Hubbard composed the soundtrack for the MSX/Spectrum version.

If Spellbound was more an action-adventure, considering the enemies to avoid and other more dynamic mechanics, Knight Tyme was a pure graphic adventure. Don't let the 2D platformer-like graphics fool you. The game is entirely based on exploration and puzzle-solving. The platforming mechanics are used only for movement because you will need to jump in some cases to reach a specific object.

If other early adventures were mostly based on text parsers, David Jones developed an advanced window system (called "Windimation") showing a contextual menu with all the actions that the player can perform. Activities vary from take/leave/use objects to examine, read, command a character, and more. This made the UI very advanced for the time and easy to use.

Reviews of the game were extremely positive. Knight Tyme was one of the best adventures ever created for the Spectrum, CPC, and other 8-bit computers. Still loved by many nostalgic users.

Review by: Manu
Published: 4 October 2020 10:15 am


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