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Release year: 1991 | Players: 1-2 players | Developed by Capcom

Knights of the Round (SNES)

Knights of the Round (AKA ナイツオブザラウンド in Japan) is a 2D side-scrolling medieval beat ’em up video game developed and published by Capcom for the arcades and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1991. It is one of the best games for SNES which you can play alone or with your friends. Two players can play and explore the nine stages at the same time.

Knights of the Round excels in terms of graphics. The animations of the characters look great though they lack a few frames when they swing their weapon. The villains look good with their varied character designs and attack animations.

Knights of the Round Cover Box

Knights of the Round Cover (SNES)

Choose your character. Each one of them has specific strengths and weaknesses. If you play with your friends, all of you should join forces to beat the enemies. If you die, but still have an extra life, the characters will drop from the screen’s top part, harming the enemies. Your character will also stay invincible for a while.

If you play alone, you can switch from one character to another anytime you want. You should try to finish your mission as fast as you can because every stage has a timer. When the timer expires, the game ends, you will lose your current life, and the timer resets. Your last mission in each stage of the game is to face the boss and beat him. When the game is over, your character regains his lives as preparation for the next level.

You will experience a slight hiccup when pressing the buttons and the weapon, but it will not affect the game. At first, the controls are not as simple to use given the configuration, but you will get used to it soon enough.

The background music for Knights of the Round isn’t bad. The sound’s not as loud as that of the other versions of this game. The sword’s sound effects are a bit off, but the characters’ voices are audible.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Good graphics and gameplay
  • Nice controls
  • Several characters available
  • You can play it with your friends

Cons

  • Sound isn’t that good

Overall, Knights of the Round is a good SNES game. It has great-looking bosses and awesome graphics, which are its substantial strengths. The gameplay is also satisfying which makes it one of the hottest SNES games available.

Knights of the Round game has been ported to Arcade, Super NES (this version), CPS Changer.

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