Last updated on September 23rd, 2023 at 01:53 pm
Moonstone: A Hard Day’s Knight is an action role-playing game developed by Rob Anderson and published by Mindscape for the Amiga in 1991.
The game is set in medieval times, and the player takes on the role of a chosen knight who is sent by druids to return the mystical ‘moonstone’ to Stonehenge.
The game supports between one and four players at once, with the computer controlling any knights not controlled by human players as rival NPCs.
The gameplay consists of two distinct modes: turn-based exploration and real-time combat.
The game is notable for containing hilariously over-the-top gore and for being a huge cult classic among Amiga fans.
Moonstone: A Hard Day’s Knight is a game that has stood the test of time.
The game’s graphics, while dated, still hold up today, and the gameplay is still as fun and engaging as it was when it was first released.
The game’s turn-based exploration mode allows players to explore the game world at their own pace, while the real-time combat mode provides an exciting and challenging experience.
The game’s soundtrack, composed by Richard Joseph, is also a standout feature, with its medieval-inspired tunes adding to the game’s overall atmosphere.
One of the most interesting aspects of Moonstone: A Hard Day’s Knight is its multiplayer mode.
The game supports up to four players, and players can either work together to complete the game or compete against each other to see who can find the moonstone first. The game’s multiplayer mode adds a whole new level of excitement to the game and is a great way to experience the game with friends.
In terms of remakes, there have been no official remakes of Moonstone: A Hard Day’s Knight. However, the game is available to play on various emulators, and there is a fan-made remake in development called Moonstone: A Hard Day’s Knight – Reborn. The remake promises to update the game’s graphics and gameplay while still retaining the original game’s charm and atmosphere.
Moonstone: A Hard Day’s Knight is a classic game that is still worth playing today. Its engaging gameplay, over-the-top gore, and medieval-inspired soundtrack make it a standout game in the action role-playing genre. If you’re a fan of classic games or just looking for a fun and engaging game to play, Moonstone: A Hard Day’s Knight is definitely worth checking out.
– Moonstone was never released in North America, mainly because of its content.
– The game’s title is a play on The Beatles’ album A Hard Day’s Night.
– The game’s gore was so over-the-top that it was censored in Germany.
The W.I.P. Remakes
Exclusive snapshot of Moonstone Remake (Servant of God) :
Combat – A Moonstone Remake in progress:
A C64 version is in Progress for Retro Remakes Lovers :
Go to The Moonstone Tavern, the only site on the Web dedicated to the 1991 Commodore Amiga and PC classic and pioneer of gore in video games that is Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight.
Contained within is a history of the quest, an extensive bestiary, battle tactics, ROMs, movies for download and tons and tons of gory screenshots that will no doubt bring the memories flooding back…