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Mar 10, 2009 | 6:35 AM EDT
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Hello New Grounders,

Welcome to our latest title, Knightfall - it's based on a prototype we started several months back and is probably best described as a "puzzle role-playing strategy game"; bit of a mouthful, but it's the best we could come up with. :-) It combines elements of Mr.Driller, Puzzle Quest, Rogue and Collapse, and the end result is a fairly fresh, original title we think.

The game consists of 2 modes, 3 difficulty settings, 5 areas, and plenty of fiendish enemies to do battle with. There's also a leaderboard for each game mode and 28 achievements for all you completists out there; the game remembers which difficulty level these were achieved on, so only when you've achieved "gold" on all of them can you say you've done everything. :-)

The basic premise is to reach the door on each level, grabbing the key along the way. You don't actually have direct control of the hero, so in order to manoeuvre him around the board you must drill away groups of 3 or more blocks of the same colour, and also rotate the board to change which way is "down". You can also vanquish enemies by coming down on them from above with your drill, earning you experience and gold. Each enemy attacks the hero in a different way, but you can learn something about each one by clicking on them before facing them in battle.

For all those wanting to know how to unlock each achievement, here's a quick breakdown:

"Death From Above" - Perform a 3 x combo
"Sir Grindalot The Wise" - Reach experience level "10"
"Difficulty? Nay!" - Simply complete the game
"No Logo Knight" - Don't buy anything from the shop!
"The Bravest Chicken" - Reach the final battle without killing anything
"Sir Dodgealot The Swift" - Complete game without being hit!
"Swords, No Sorcery" - Reach the final battle without using magic
"Merlin's Way" - Reach the final battle without attacking any monsters with the drill
"Nowhere Near Rock Bottom" - Complete game without using block switch tool
"Hoarder Extraordinaire" - Accumulate 10,000 GP or more
"Dashing Adventurer" - Complete the game in double-quick time
"Grandmaster" - Complete the game in under 300 moves
"Superboring" - Destroy 20 blocks in one drill
"A Clutch Of Magic Mushrooms" - Catch 3 Golden Mushrooms
"Last One Left At The Banquet Table" - Complete the game without letting your AP drop to zero
"Variety Is The Spice Of Death" - Destroy one of every enemy in the game
"Rainbows over Camelot" - Drill blocks in order of: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue
"Medieval Monochrome" - Finish a stage while drilling only one type of block
"Deadly Gentry" - Finish a stage with no enemies left
"Ghosts 'n' Goblins" - Kill 100 enemies in a single game
"All in one" - Complete the game in one sitting, without quitting or dying
"Monster's Munchbag" - Take damage from 3 or more enemies on the same turn
"Tiptoe Through The Turnips" - Complete the game without waking a Mandrake
"Honour Amongst Thieves" - Complete the game without having an item stolen
"Collector's Edition" - Buy one of every item in the game
"Fowl Play" - Kill 10 or more chickens in a single game
"Fall From Grace" Fall from the top row of the board to the bottom
"Relentless" - Reach Stage 50 in the Purgatory Quest

I think that's just about everything - if you have any questions or feedback then feel free to leave a message here or PM us. Thanks for reading and we hope that you enjoy the game!


The Megadev Team.



Rated 2.5 / 5 stars March 10, 2009


Hi not quite the game i thought it was, sorry its a 5


Rated 5 / 5 stars March 10, 2009

Buddy! Pal!

I love your addictive game! You're on my addictive games list now, for being clever, inventive, and a challenge. Plus, I get to kill things! Whee! Seriously, people, a good game that has alot of replay is hard to come by and not all of them are good in Newgrounds. This one is!


Rated 4 / 5 stars March 10, 2009

ok i guess

this game was i kinda confusing but i guess you can say its ok. its like drillerman with a twist to it.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 10, 2009

A fun and unique game

I really enjoyed playing this game. It was an unique concept and was quite fun to play.

The only beef I have with this game is that there were some situations where it was basically impossible to win at that point due to my lack of hp. (I was on the last boss and had very little health and was out of healing). So the only way was to start all over again.

What I'm suggesting is the addition of being able to save the game at certain points (like at the shop)


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars March 10, 2009

Realy good game Except!

This would have been a really good game but you can not win. Am I wrong? I killed the Devil 7 times and he kept coming back and I noticed that you have a "Relentless" Achievement for reaching stage 50. I felt cheated in the end because I could not win. You should read the book "The art of Game Design" by Jesse Schell. It talks about the issues of Fairness and Challenge. I am halfway though and I think it will help me to build a good next game.

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Megadev responds:

Yes you can win - you have to drill the devil 6 times to defeat him. I can't really see how that's unfair; he's just tougher than the other enemies as you'd expect of the end of game boss. Wouldn't you be surprised if you could defeat him with just one attack? If you can think of a better way of extending the fight against the devil then I would love to hear it. Between the three of us we've had over 30 years of experience in the video games industry so we know a bit about game design, fairness and challenge, but thanks for the review. ;-)