Last updated on September 2nd, 2023 at 12:22 pm
Lionheart is a platform game for the Amiga developed and self-published by German video game developer Thalion Software in 1993.
The game is set in a fantasy world and benefits from all of the Amiga’s graphical and technical features. The game’s presentation is breathtaking, with smooth frame rates, graphics, and animation, particularly the movement of the monsters.
The use of parallax scrolling is unparalleled on the Amiga, and the level design is commendable. Lionheart is an addictive game, but it is not a great challenge on the easy level. There are two more difficulty settings, but instead of your enemies getting harder to beat, they become more numerous.
The game is one of the best-looking 16-bit platformers, and the euro-aesthetic of these games is preferred over Japanese console games.
Lionheart is a very playable hack ‘n’ slash game with excellent gameplay.
The game is frustratingly hard in some parts, which takes ages before you can even see what you’re supposed to do, let alone actually be able to do it.
However, apart from this, Lionheart is excellent stuff.
Lionheart Remake is a platform game, keeping as much as possible elements of the original game. The story is the same: You, a Cat-Man called Valdyn, got new capacity by The King, in order to destroy the growing threat of Norka, a monster wanting to destroy The Kingdom. Llene, promised woman of Valdyn has been kidnapped. Valdyn has to search for Norka, far of The Kingdom, in order to find her. But the trip won’t be easy !
Indeed, your long tour is divided into several parts. You will have to cross a lot of area before to reach the end. The adventure is made up of 15 levels by including 7 distinct areas. Each area has its own elements, monsters…