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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!

Cheers,

The Megadev Team.

Reviews


xVegetAxxVegetAx

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Beautiful enchanting game!

I started this game when it first came out around march of last year, got a decent ways into the mines, stopped playing. Got back into it recently, about a week ago, and I beat story mode tonight, it was a fun journey, I can't wait to see what part 2 is like, hopefully its way better and I hope it has the same great sound effects and music.

In my review posts, starting with this one, I'm going to start keeping a record of achievements and highscores I achieve playing games.

My achievements for this game, beating the story mode once so far:

1. Difficulty? Nay!
2. Nowhere near rock bottom.
3. Superboring
4. Rainbows over Camelot
5. Deadly Gentry
6. Honour Amongst Thieves

Pretty standard I guess, but atleast I got them, but I'm planning to go through and get more.

Highscores List, Story Quest Roll of Honour:

3rd place bronze for the Daily and Weekly high score lists with a score of 66051, hey bronze is pretty good right? Theres alot of positions I beat. I plan on getting on the score list with purgatory too, but that won't be recorded in this.

Now for the review:

The game was great, you definetely thought outside the box with this one, its not your everyday puzzler, its creative and very fun, besides just trying to solve a puzzle, your trying to solve how to escape a part of a dungeon and move on to the deeper parts of the dungeon, and fighting monsters along the way and killing them, depending on how you do the puzzle, they either get you or you get them, I loved every minute of playing this.

The monsters were unique as well, I loved all of the haunting screams and noises the monsters made, and it was also very unique how they attacked you, depending where you were at compared to them, its just very well planned out and designed, its been on my favorites list for awhile.

I loved the standard rescue the princess theme, it never gets old, especially brought into a unique game such as this, the music and atmosphere was just incredibly amazing, haunting and enchanting, I hope this quality isn't lost in part 2 which I'm about to play.

The gameplay mechanics were great too, it was fun and challenging to figure out how to get to the door, avoid monsters if you were low on health, trying to find the key, drill certain paths to avoid dangerous obstacles, stop and take a breath trying to figure out if going a certain way was going to hurt you, pending on the monsters unique attack style and range, and pressure points where you were at a check mate, trying to figure out a path to choose, to which monster hurts you less and just run in and get smacked by it, so exhilerating.

The only problem with this game however, in my opinion, is that some items were ridiculously overpriced, like the armor, the price made some armors not even worth the hassle, I completed the whole game with the purple set, the gold set would have been nice though, I just used the rest of my money to buy elixirs, food, damage spells and skeleton keys for the end levels, and devil boss battle. And one more thing, towards the last few levels, like the dungeon and hell, the gold bullion stacks you randomly came across, for extra money were just all mimic monsters that I came across. Every one I ran into trying to get extra gold was a mimic monster, it would have been nice if you still had a good chance to get the gold as actual money like the early levels and not as a monster, because the gold stacks you can pick up in levels are extremely rare anyhow.

But despite the drawbacks, it hardly tarnishes this great game, make more like this in the future!

8/10 Stars.

4/5 Vote Panel.

xVegetAx, NG Portal Lieutenant.


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Megadev responds:

Wow, I think that's the most extensive Knightfall review on here! Glad you enjoyed the game, and if you liked the original then I'm certain you'll like the sequel - there's lots of improvements and surprises. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say about it. :-)

Cheers,

Megadev.


sixflabsixflab

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Well

The game as overall engaging and fun to play. I did find one bug though. In the Hell section I got to a point where there were no groups of more than two blocks except for three of the unbreakable pink ones. Since the game seems to read that group as a normal set of blocks, I don't get the option to switch any adjacent ones. Since I can't break them either, I am now stuck. Other than that, the game is very good.



yodaman132yodaman132

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great game

This is one of the best games I have played in a while.



MareskaMareska

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Love it~!

I absolutely adore this game! Love the simple graphics, music, everything. Well done! I have just one question, see in story mode, lat stage, when I have to kill the Devil, I did kill him twice, and than I run out of HP, so he killed me. How many times I have to kill him to win?

Cheers
Mareska



AynRandSkinAynRandSkin

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Why isn't this game on a console?

Seriously....this game is a classic. I've spent over eighteen hours playing it and I haven't gotten sick of it yet. This game is a true classic. It belongs in the HOF with Legend Of Zelda and the original Mario Brothers.