One Of A Kind
King Arthur's world is unlike any other game you're likely to have played. It combines elements of real-time strategy games with the core principles of a side-scrolling adventure game.
The result is utterly unique, and a bit mystifying on paper. Setting aside the curious nature of the game, there are few reasons not to buy.
This game is slow and cerebral, so if you're an action junky, I wouldn't recommend it, but if you like strategy games, the price is more than justified.
There is some truly memorable 16 bit music here, all of it catchy and appropriate to the themes of the game.
You'll find plenty of classic swords-and-sorcery atmosphere with a healthy dose of steam punk thrown in for good measure.
Controlling the game is a bit awkward at first, but once you get the hang of it, it gives you a surprising level of control, given that this genre typically works best with a mouse and keyboard. On that note, King Arthur's World is compatible with the SNES mouse.
I highly recommend this game. It has aged very well, and does not require the benefit of nostalgia to enjoy. Patience, however, is required.
Reviewed by: Aaron from Spokane, WA on 8/24/2011