Knight Rider (video game)

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Knight Rider
Knight Rider
North American cover art
Developer(s) Pack-In-Video[1]
Publisher(s) Acclaim[1]
Platform(s) NES/Family Computer[1]
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Racing[1]
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution 4-megabit cartridge

Knight Rider is a racing video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System that is very loosely based on the television show of the same name.


Mission mode[edit]

Terrorists have raided a U.S. military site; only a man and his robotic car can chase them across the United States to stop their evil plan. A time limit helps put pressure on the player as he attempts to defeat the terrorist forces. KITT has structural shielding; however the vehicle is considered destroyed if it repeatedly crashes or enemy gunfire depletes the shielding.[2] Despite the non-violent premise of the television show, "Mission Mode" makes use of firearms as way to enhance play, similar to RoadBlasters. Shooting non-combatant (blue) vehicles deducts from the timer, making the completion of a level more difficult.

Drive mode[edit]

There is also a drive mode that allows players to go on a simple drive through the game's stages without weapons or enemy fire.

Ways to lose a life[edit]

Players can and will lose lives if any of these things happen: running out of gasoline, destruction of the player's vehicle, or if time is allowed to run out. Occasionally, allies will give the player either extra time, extra shields, or extra gasoline.[2] It is important to be able to discriminate between enemies, civilians and allies. Losing lives is possible in both the "normal" and the "drive" mode. Unlike a racing game, speed is not important; instead the emphasis is on being able to make the journey from the start of the level to the end without running out of fuel or having excessive contact with the other vehicles.

Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 3/5 stars


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Basic gameplay information". MobyGames. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 

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