Knightmare remake available for download

Knightmare remake available for download

by nerlaska on 12-03-2015, 10:08
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Demon Videogames has released a remake of the Konami classic Knightmare. This is a well polished remake for Windows with the same gameplay as on the MSX but of course it also features new graphics and music. The remake can be downloaded for free, but be sure to check out the trailer as an appetizer.

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By Louthrax

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12-03-2015, 23:48

Great remake ! I specially like the Stage 2 music re-arrangement, and the fact that the levels, enemies and bosses are not exactly the same as the original MSX version, that makes news things to discover (like the rain and thunders before the 1st boss).

By Louthrax

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12-03-2015, 23:51

Also, I noticed that 3 shots are needed on the (P) power-ups to switch from "speed" to "shield". Is that a design-decision ? (or a bug ?).

By SkyeWelse

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13-03-2015, 14:57

Awesome! Been looking forward to checking this out. : )

-Thomas

By jgames

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13-03-2015, 21:48

Excellent, having followed this for years, I am happy you finished it.
Is it possible to make a donation? I would like to make one.

By jgames

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13-03-2015, 22:23

Crashed when I pressed on continue on level 2.
But the quality of this remake is great.

By fernando.collazo.5682

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14-03-2015, 01:04

Great remake!

By jgames

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14-03-2015, 20:11

Made to level 3, lost one life with the boss.

Then replaying with the boss with the arrows, I hit it many times and still he didn't die.

I feel that this boss needs many more hits than the original knighmare did, can the authors please review the boss difficulty a bit (or better, get it to take the same number of shots as in the original knightmare?).

Also, seems that there is only 3 or 4 continues, this games needs infinite continues or level codes...as it is very hard, the same as the original or a bit more.

While it tries to stay as close to the original as possible, there is some changes from the original knightmare.
One in particular is the enemy that throws bones, in the original MSX game, you need to hit it three (or four times don't remember) but here only twice. Can this be fixed please?

Also the knights that throw arrows take 3 hits to be killed on the original, they take 4 here.

Can the last weapon be removed, it doesn't add anything new or original compared to the original ones, and looks a bit big and out of place too, sorry Smile.

Another minor difference is the enemy apparition on the screen are distance based. That is they show up at the exact place all the time, whereas in the original knightmare, enemies show up in waves. When you defeat a wave of enemies, then the second wave shows up etc...

This can be taken advantage of by making a wave take as much time as possible by not killing quickly, then the next wave might not even show up especially if the player near the end level boss.

I don't know if it is possible to mimic the wave pattern of the original, that would be great if possible, but it is still a minor issue.

Those are not criticisms, the game is great. It's just my modest contribution to maybe fix some issues and make the game better if the authors want to release updates and fixes.

By nerlaska

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15-03-2015, 09:25

Thank you for all your feedbacks! We will take in consideration for new updates. Thank you!

By konamiman

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16-03-2015, 16:52

Excellent work. Now I just need to find a way to connect my Telemach to my PC! Tongue

By Randam

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16-03-2015, 20:10

Awesome release!!!! Very well done. I was really waiting for this one. Thanks ever so much. A worthy remake for a konami game.

This makes me hope that you will finish your games like Athletic Land 2 some day even more.

By JohnHassink

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17-03-2015, 00:40

Randam wrote:

This makes me hope that you will finish your games like Athletic Land 2 some day even more.

Yeah, same here! That looked very interesting!

By nerlaska

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17-03-2015, 05:18

Smile .. yeah! we need hope with that!! Smile .. I'm working in ALand2 but very sloooow because I'm doing that for the MSX3 project. Thank you people for your positivism!

By Randam

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17-03-2015, 19:59

Oh didn't know that Aland2 was intended for msx3. I expected it would work on regular msxes. Anyways, keep up the good work!!!

By giuseve

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17-03-2015, 22:45

What msx3 ?..?
Can we have more info about?

By nerlaska

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18-03-2015, 07:01

Hi guiseve ... You can find more info in ... http://albertodehoyonebot.blogspot.com.es/
"MSX3" is a project that wants to build a new MSX from scratch. It has a new compatible MSXBASIC, new MSXDOS, new MSXVIEW and other interesting features. Of course, "MSX3" is compatible with MSX,2,2+,TR.
This concept starts as an unique software layer compatible with many operating systems known, but I am working in the hardware layer too (raspberry + cartridge slots + device ports + 3'5HDD + others)
It's an ambicious project, very hard :) .. but .. I'm progressing slowly.

By Randam

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18-03-2015, 20:38

Sounds very interesting!!! Keep it up!

By jgames

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19-03-2015, 22:46

Nerlaska, this is really a great remake, but needs some more fixes.

I still can't get past the third boss...saying this, I would like to know if it is possible for you to mimic exactly the number of hits each enemy needs to be destroyed (not just the bosses) as in the original? ( and taking into account the weapon used too (knives, arrows, boomerangs etc...))

I would like to point some differences from the original:

When fighting the boss, there is in up limit that knight can't go past. (I can't for example collide with the third boss, as I can't go further up). This doesn't exist in the original knightmare, can this be fixed please?

The second boss throwing knives, in the original they were going in a circular manner and can be destroyed when shooting them, in this remake, they go straight vertical, no circular motion and can't be destroyed when you shoot them. Can this be fixed? It would give bosses more variety (something that made knightmare special as each boss had it's own patterns, and I still remember all of them up to this day).

Collision detection seems fine, but not sure if it is perfect when a weapon collides with the knight from behind.

By shaiwa

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31-03-2015, 15:38

Awesome remake but didn't got any further than the original Wink
MSX3 sounds great but can't understand the Spanish language, hope the OS is in English.

By nerlaska

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17-07-2015, 09:57

Hi people!

We are happy to announce that we are working in a new version of our remake Knightmare, with new content and improves in the gameplay. If you want to be updated, you can follow us via twitter @DemonVideogames or visit our blog to get more info. Thanks!

By the way ... I give away another MSX Video Smile using the MSXBASIC 5.0 and the RASPBerry GPIO Interface: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlQz6NGrpF0

By RetroTechie

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19-07-2015, 14:58

Great remake!

86MB download... oO LOL! Anyway works fine on Debian Linux (the "testing" flavor) using Wine 1.6.2.

By jgames

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23-07-2015, 19:39

Great news. Thank you for the continued development of this remake.

By nerlaska

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20-08-2015, 08:22

Hi MSX lovers! Smile

I notify here that the final release of KnightMare GOLD version is avaliable for free in www.demonvideogames.com
Refering to the contest, @carlosblansa has been the winner and he has won two PS3 Games. Congratulations! :)

Thank you for your support in this adventure. To us Knightmare is one of the best MSX games and we want to make tribute to this cause :)

By Moniz

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12-03-2018, 19:18

Too bad the game is not available on the website anymore

By Colemu

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13-03-2018, 13:55

Moniz wrote:

Too bad the game is not available on the website anymore

I meant to download this but never got round to it, you aren't the only one who's missed the boat.. Crying

By FiXato

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15-03-2018, 01:31

You could try contacting Juan José Hernandez Gómez through his current website microtono or via Twitter.

My MSX profile