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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


Talon519Talon519

Rated 5 / 5 stars

A great Puzzler

I really enjoyed this game. Having to figure out how to get through the puzzles without getting plastered by the foes was a great challenge. All the turning and drilling and the chickens, OH THE CHICKENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spoiler

I also have to mention the boss. OH JESUS FREAKING CHRIST!!! HOW MANY TIMES DID I DRILL THROUGH HIM AND SAY STAY DEAD!!! I LOST TRACK AS TO HOW MANY TIMES HE CAME BACK!!! IT WAS DRIVING ME CUCKOO!!! WHY WON'T YOU DIE!? AAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH!! Idid beat him after the third try I think though.



elutelelutel

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Knight fallen swooned

Brillant and clean. Amazed at the little details that you developed for this game. Sometimes reviews do not look at a game in it's entirety. They say does it entertain me? Does it suit my style or feeling. The look, and feel of this game is straight out of an 25 cent arcade. Classic feel with great options. Strategies with puzzles and turn based enemies made me so frustrated at times which is fantastic, I love a challenge. The only thing I would have done extra was add a clock count down, breaking blocks or finding an item to help your time increase. I salute you on your hard work and imagination.



DowrulezDowrulez

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Boring

Yeah it wasnt that great but i didnt hate it



DragonLord12DragonLord12

Rated 3 / 5 stars

not that great of a game

it was and ok game not that great but not that boring im not much into puzzle games but it is like every1 else but i like the grafix ^.^



JunglefeetzJunglefeetz

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Polished and professional

An excellent game, very polished and stylish - the old school sprite style worked really well, and the sound just as good. The music was plinky and charming and the sounds worked perfectly with the action, especially the echo in the knights' voice. Gameplay is tight and very difficult, but very rewarding, I just wish there were a few more options for gameplay, like maybe some special power for randomizing bricks as they tend to collect in a heap and make your life extremely difficult after about 10 moves (if you're a novice like me.) A unique and well designed take on the puzzle/rpg genre, one of the most intriguing games I've ever seen on Newgrounds. :)


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