Knightmare (1986 video game)

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Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Composer(s) Miki Higashino
Platform(s) MSX home computer
Release MSX
  • JP: January 1986
Mobile Phones
  • JP: January 8, 2003
Virtual Console
  • JP: December 22, 2009 (Wii)
  • JP: March 19, 2014 (Wii U)
Windows PC
  • JP: July 22, 2014 (Project EGG)
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single player

Knightmare, known in Japan as Majou Densetsu (魔城伝説, , Demon Castle Legend), is a 1986 MSX vertical scrolling shooter computer game. The player is a knight, Popolon, who has to fight his way through several levels to defeat Hudnos and rescue Aphrodite.

Knightmare was an innovative upward-scrolling shoot 'em up game on the MSX system released as game cartridge. The top-view graphics were considered very sophisticated for its time, similar to other MSX games such as Nemesis and Penguin Adventure.

Konami also released a slightly altered version that could be bought from LINKS network. (Japanese "internet replacement" of the 80's) In this version you could submit high scores to an online server.