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Defender of The Crown

DOS - 1987

Also available on: Mac - NES - Commodore 64 - Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Atari ST - Apple IIgs

Alt names DOTC , Defender of The Crown: Obrońca Korony, Conquering England
Year 1987
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Europe, Historical Battle (specific/exact), Medieval
Publisher Mindscape, Inc.
Developer Master Designer Software, Inc.
Perspectives 1st-Person, Side view
4.58 / 5 - 68 votes

Description of Defender of The Crown

Defender of The Crown is unquestionably Cinemaware's best game, and one of the best Amiga games ever released (although the PC version offers no less gameplay, it pales in comparison to the vibrant graphics and amazing soundtrack of the Amiga version).

What makes this game a classic is the masterful blend of action, adventure, and strategy game elements. The basic object is to take over all of medieval Britain by capturing the home castle of each leader. You do this with a campaign army made up of soldiers, knights, and catapults. Besides fighting other armies and taking over their castles, you can also conduct raids and participate in jousts, which can be played either for fame or for land. In a raid, you can raid a rivals castle for gold, or if the chance arrives, rescue a Saxon maiden who will become your wife.

If there is any criticism that can be leveled against this excellent game, it is that the action elements are sometimes too difficult-- jousting experienced opponents can be a chore, as can the side-scrolling sword fights that take place during the raid or maiden rescue. Aside from this minor complaint, Defender of The Crown is one of the most atmospheric and truly cinematic games you'll likely find. As with all other Cinemaware games, beautifully drawn intermissions and cutscenes are included.

We have the rarer EGA version of the game released by Mirrorsoft which puts it on par with the Commodore 64 version, with vibrant graphics and the same gameplay that we all know and love. Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Event 2017-12-02 1 point Commodore 64 version

nothing beats the c64 version. The amiga version had the graphics but its gameplay was crap.

Gaurav 2017-01-27 -5 points

Defender Of The Crown should Be free Rather fuck

Zembar 2016-01-12 4 points

Jousting is the easiest. Press left direction and followed by down a number of times. Just press left arrow key 7 times for all the rounds. Press down arrow key once for 1st round. 3 times down for second round and 5 times down for third round.

admin 2015-09-16 -2 points

Found and uploaded the EGA version, much better!

jay dee 2015-08-01 1 point DOS version

@ amigaboy of course it looks shitty its the ega version,where is the vga version?but as most people on this site know graphics dont make the game.i have not played this version only the vga

chris 2015-06-29 0 point DOS version

another fantastic classic, but the Jousting... I can STILL remember how impossible it was. Just accept that you will lose and move on.

Harry 2015-04-03 1 point DOS version

Can't open game

AmigaBoy 2014-12-27 3 points DOS version

Never realized how shitty the PC-version of this looked compared to the Amiga. They were streets ahead at the time but Commodore frittered it all away, alas.

jun 2013-11-16 0 point DOS version

thank for the game

dinkey puncher 2012-02-19 0 point DOS version

punch me please

Doubel you 2012-02-16 0 point DOS version

One of the first games a play a good game creative

Antiscamp 2011-04-02 -2 points DOS version


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