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Re:The Game

Post by TuragaNuju » Tue May 03, 2005 11:58 am

The Amstrad Is A Velly Old Computorb, colour diplay but uses floppys... now I think about it, its the PC Console!

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Re:The Game

Post by Flangella » Tue May 03, 2005 3:11 pm

Turaga Nuju wrote:...colour diplay...
:o COLOUR?!?!? When did that happen? Mine has a green screen and a built-in tape deck! ;)
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Re:The Game

Post by JamesA » Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:30 pm

If I remember correctly, I read somewhere that you give the old man in the first room some food. He will give you a shovel in return, and you should use the shovel in that room to dig into the floor and continue onwards from there.
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Re:The Game

Post by tomyboy » Sun Jul 17, 2005 7:48 pm

What food? I can't find any food? Is it that thing on the floor? And if so, how do you pick it up?

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Re:The Game

Post by TuragaNuju » Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:57 pm

if you press a certain button it cycles thoguh all the option of that letter... I think it was pressing the same button twice actually.....
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Re:The Game

Post by tomyboy » Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:14 am

Oh, thanks! I didn't know that you could do more than one command with one button. I'll have another try!!

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Re:The Game

Post by Fidjit » Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:21 am

Do I remember somebody making a map of the entire dungeon? :-\
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Re:The Game

Post by Ironlord » Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:42 pm

Flangella wrote: COLOUR?!?!? When did that happen? Mine has a green screen and a built-in tape deck! ;)
The CPC had three colour modes:

Mode 0: 160x200 pixels with 16 colours
Mode 1: 320x200 pixels with 4 colours
Mode 2: 640x200 pixels with 2 colours

All the games I've seen have used either Modes 0 or 1/ The four-colour Mode 1 would usually give a good idea of what weas going on with a green screen, whereas Mode 0 was a disaster whichever way you looked at it - double-block graphics always look horrible, and there was no way of mixing the two, unlike on the C64.

I'm sure I saw someone describe Mode 0 graphics as "looking at a macaw through a cracked window". Never was there a more appropriate description.

In case you're all wondering, I was (and still am) a Spectrum owner.
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Re:The Game

Post by Flangella » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:07 pm

Ironlord wrote:
I'm sure I saw someone describe Mode 0 graphics as "looking at a macaw through a cracked window". Never was there a more appropriate description.

In case you're all wondering, I was (and still am) a Spectrum owner.
I am liking that description, it is rather accurate... :D

I still remember my Dad's CPC6128 with the hideous blue screen and yellow text. Of course, we all thought it was the height of sophistication... ::)
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Re:The Game

Post by TuragaNuju » Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:46 am

"One day there will be giant super computers the size of mountains! And only the richest people will be able to afford them!"

I just got myself killed by the guards >.<
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Re:The Game

Post by FrightKnight » Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:29 pm

Amstrads...Spectrums...what primitive technology! We all know the Amiga was and is the best computer ever! ;D

Especially when you edit Formula 1 Grand Prix and sensible Soccer team names to that of Knightmare characters...

"Devastating pass by Lord fear there!"

"Sylvester Hands is all alone in last position, possibly as a result of his odour even above the engine fumes..."

"Great goal Pickle!"

"Come on Oakley, get moving!"

"Hordriss, pass the ball to Olaf! You are so selfish sometimes!"

As for the Amiga Knightmare game, I got confused, and then bored, and then mystified as to how all my team could die if they ran into a wall several times. ;)
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Re:The Game

Post by qbie » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:48 pm

I had a demo of the Knightmare game on my Atari ST, I think it was on an ST Format coverdisk.. I remember getting beat up by this little troll like thing a few times.

http://www.atari.st/view.php?id=941

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Re: computer version

Post by Canadanne » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:53 pm

Loved this hilarious review of the Knightmare Spectrum game. Never had it myself, but was very entertained by this guy's futile attempts!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCD1LhsHOLI

Also found a nice multi-part review of Knightmare and its gaming influences:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9A2AhqQn_Y

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Re: Book

Post by pjmlfc05 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:34 pm

wombstar wrote:Their are several books currently on ebay.. I tried bidding last night but i kept losing. Never read them myself, only have the board game and the computer game (horrid thing)

Lord Fear had the right balance of Horror and Humour. You can't really have one without the other or it becomes a real joke.
Yes I had the computer game and I was so disappointed! I couldn't get out of the 2nd room!! ???
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Re: Book

Post by wombstar » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:42 pm

pjmlfc05 wrote:
wombstar wrote:Their are several books currently on ebay.. I tried bidding last night but i kept losing. Never read them myself, only have the board game and the computer game (horrid thing)

Lord Fear had the right balance of Horror and Humour. You can't really have one without the other or it becomes a real joke.
Yes I had the computer game and I was so disappointed! I couldn't get out of the 2nd room!! ???

HAHAHA yeah the game was naff. I think you find a spade in the first room (possibly giving to you by the old man after you give him some food) and you had to 'dig' in the second room... worked this out by accident once while just trying everything. No clues, it's such an odd puzzle, but I think the rest of the game was a bit better. Half the time I got killed by ghosts or got riddles wrong.

I still have the game and a working C64 (I say working, not tried it in a long time, but it should be in working order)


I keep meaning to check if my board game still has all the bits, (I think it has) I had lost the riddle book but found that recently in fact. I also have one of those black mugs with the Knightmare blood red lettering. (I usually use that during my Friday night Knight-fest on challenge)
It's always the cracked ones that let the light in

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