Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight
DOS - 1992
Also available on: Amiga
Description of Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight
Yet another Amiga hit that failed to dent the PC game market, Moonstone is an excellent RPG-flavored action game that puts you in the shoes of a medieval Knight in search of the Moonstones that will bring the Gods' gift that will aid in vanquishing the Great Dragon.
In a nice twist from other RPGs, the various phases of the moon affect the creatures' strength and are key to the Moonstones' power. Journey to the five corners of England to fight monsters and opposing knights to gain treasure. MobyGames describes the game in more detail:
"Something's happening in these lands, and the only hope seems to be the moonstone. You, as a chosen knight from the druids are about to find it and bring it back. The game can be played from 1 to 4 players at once, with no difference between solo and multiplayer as no matter how many players play, the story stays the same for everyone. However, if you choose to play with only one player/knight, the other three will be the computer rivals.
Wandering through the map, you can visit enchanted places, towns where you can buy equipment or try your luck in gambling, but mostly visited places on the map will be cabins which represents the places where certain enemy beasts are. Each spot has about two or more beasts which after defeating them can be rewarding in a certain way, depending on game's randomize placement. Also, for example, if the place has three beasts and you kill two before you die, next time you (or some other player) go back there, there'll be only one beast left to fight.
It's also possible for two players to run into each other and, once defeating the other, the one who prevails can steal the other player's money and/or weapons. Thus, searching for the moonstone begins, but that's only half of the story. The rest unfolds once you find it. "
Overall, a fun, if difficult multi-vel hack & slash fantasy action fest.
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
marcello 2019-12-07 2 points Amiga version
How can i try to install or play this game?
I dowloaded amiga version (Zip file). And after this? Unzipping folder i find other zipped folders...... Please, anybody helps me?
Thanks a lot.
greycat23 2019-09-05 1 point DOS version
If you want to use Munt for Roland emulation. Edit MOON.CFG. Change "SOUND=PC" to "SOUND=Roland" or "SOUND=SB" for Soundblaster.
I also had to set timed=false for my joystick to work properly in DOSBox config.
Killbilly82 2019-08-01 1 point
Had the story, had unique gameplay, had original enemies, had great art, had LOTS of gore, had RPG elements, enough challenging to be fun but not too much to be actually finnishable, unlike many old games.
One of the all time best.
Iron Blood 2019-07-08 2 points
As kids, we loved to play Moonstone A Hard Days Knight on a Amiga 500.
Now we are working on our own knight game, which will be inspired and similar to Moonstone.
Our knight game is called Iron Blood and we are using the Unreal Engine 4.
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Sir Minty 2018-01-22 -1 point Amiga version
Does anybody know how to stop the game from crashing after a while? The same thing used to happen on my 500+
OldmanKidd 2017-04-14 -5 points
This game sorts out the men for the boys. After you pick you dead corpse out of the mud - and you will --- LOTS and counter the easy shit it gets better and better.
Needs a remake as the learning curve is steep as fuck but so rewarding.
Snowflakes need not apply unless you want to red pill yourself and grow hair on your chest and join the human race instead of destroy it with your infantised self.
Joey 2015-01-29 1 point DOS version
Remember the day I play this game with my brother. It so much fun. ^^
Sir Godber 2014-08-17 1 point DOS version
Great rev! For all your Moonstone needs, get over to www.moonstonetavern.co.uk, www.facebook.com/moonstone.official and https://twitter.com/MoonstoneAmiga :)
AmigaAmigo 2014-07-09 1 point DOS version
Moonstone was and still is the greatest game ever. I played it on my Amiga 500. My copy of Moonstone had very irritating bug....when i had collected everything i needed and were ready to go to "stonehenge"....game crashes!!! I have never finished Moonstone, perhaps someday.
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