AmigaGems : Moonstone

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Simply put anyone that knows me or has gotten to do so over the time I’ve been in and around retro games knows just how much I love this game. Even the original editor of Retro Gamer magazine, Martyn Carroll knows how far and wide my love affair with the gallant Sir Knight infested Moonstone goes.

To cut the story short is easy enough. You play one of four differently suited knights, who more or less look like a glorified medieval Reservoir Dogs when you consider their colour choices, that go off on a quest to find the sacred Moonstone and bring much greatness to the land. It’s just a shame that loads of evil, demonic and downright rough looking minions are out there to stop you from doing so.

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This was GTA V and Gears of War  for our generation. That forbidden fruit that we knew we shouldn’t have, but were desperate to get our hands on anyway. It was so gruesome that it was banned in the US and Germany for it. OK, so it may look a bit tame now, but it still gives you a very good afternoon’s game play even now.

For a one button joystick control system you ended up with a very intuitive and easy to use attack style, although regardless of how good you were, death would be inevitable at some point, and it was then that the graphics really came to life (in a way).

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