Lego Knights' Kingdom

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Lego Knights' Kingdom
Lego Knights' Kingdom.jpg
Developer(s) Razorback Developments
Publisher(s) THQ
Composer(s) Allister Brimble[1]
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release
  • NA: 4 October 2004
  • EU: 8 October 2004
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Lego Knights' Kingdom is an action-adventure video game based on the Lego toy brand. It was developed by Razorback Developments and published in 2004 by THQ for the Game Boy Advance handheld system. It was the second game based on the Knights' Kingdom theme, after Lego Creator: Knights' Kingdom. However, that game was based on the first version of Knights' Kingdom, while the GBA game is based on the second version.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

Knights' Kingdom is a top-down perspective action-adventure game for the Game Boy Advance. The player controls one of four characters, with only one character being controlled at a time. The character run through a series of nine levels, attacking Shadow Knights and solving tasks along the way. The player collects shields in levels as a form of health: upon being hit by an enemy or harmful obstacle, the player's health will deteriorate. Upon dying, the player will fall back onto the ground.

The game also includes a tournament arena mode, where the characters compete against each other in three modes: Hand to Hand Combat, Jousting and Sword Lightning Combat. In tournament mode, you can play as one of five knights, who are the following: Jayko- Blue, later became king, falcon/eagle crest, Danju- The Wise, purple, fox crest, Kentis- The Quick, green, monkey crest, Santis- The Strong, red, bear crest, Lord Vladek- The evil mentor of Jayko, black, scorpion crest. (Must be unlocked first.)

Development and release[edit]

Knights' Kingdom was developed by Razorback Developments and published by THQ. THQ announced the game in a press release on 29 April 2004.[3] It was released on 4 October that year in North America[4] and four days later in Europe.[5]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 64.00%[6]
Metacritic 62%[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameZone 7.0/10[8]
Nintendo Power 56/100[9]
Nintendojo 6.8/10[10]
GamerFeed 3/5 stars[11]
GotNext 3/5 stars[12]

Knights' Kingdom received mixed reviews from critics, with respective scores of 62% and 64% at review aggregators Metacritic and GameRankings.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://allisterbrimble.com/allister_portfolio.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/gbadvance/data/920571.html
  3. ^ IGN Staff (29 April 2004). "Good Knights for LEGO". IGN. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Van Autrijve, Rainier (4 October 2004). "Knights' Kingdom Makes its Way To Stores". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 9 March 2005. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Nintendo Reveals Euro Xmas Line-Up" (Press release). Nintendo World Report. 18 August 2004. Archived from the original on 2 December 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "LEGO Knights' Kingdom for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Lego Knights' Kingdom". MetaCritic. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Bedigian, Louis (20 October 2004). "LEGO Knights' Kingdom by THQ". GameZone. Archived from the original on 25 November 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "Lego Knights' Kingdom Review". Nintendo Power. Nintendo. 187: 140. January 2005. 
  10. ^ Starr, Austin (2004). "LEGO Knights' Kingdom". Nintendojo. Archived from the original on 27 October 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  11. ^ Workman, Robert (17 February 2005). "LEGO Knights' Kingdom". GamerFeed. Archived from the original on 25 February 2005. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  12. ^ Scantleberry, Chris (2005). "LEGO Knights Kingdom". GotNext. Archived from the original on 11 March 2005. Retrieved 28 October 2017.