Man, this game is really something. I don't know if I like it or dislike it to be honest. It seems really interesting but also really flawed.
What do you all think of it? Did it ever get sequels or other releases?
Looks way more forgiving than King's Knight. That game doesn't pull punches.
Incidentally, not surprised to see it's a copy, Squaresoft seemed big on copying other company's games, at least until they released Final Fantasy and finally got some new ideas to fill their sails.
Like this anon
said, it's a bad clone of a much, much better game. The design is terribly unfun and intentionally unfair in order to try and make the game last longer. Its multi-character system seems interesting, but it's useless nonsense in practice.
I don't really understand the multiple characters either to be honest, did they ever interact? Far as I could tell, it was just a way to divide your progress in four and make the game take way longer.
I thought the jumping onto mountains/buildings thing was neat, but it didn't seem like it had much of a purpose. Also, some of the points are basically memorization, but unlike other scrolling shooters that I've played, it kills you and then new character. No chance to keep going and see what's past it, or to check what the right path would be.
I'd like to see a new sequel, I think it's a concept that warrants further exploration.