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How to play Knightmare

Each game uses different controls, most DOS games use the keyboard arrows. Some will use the mouse.

Knightmare Description

This is the DOS Conversion of Knightmare originally a MSX vertical scrolling shooter computer game. The player is a knight, who has to fight his way through several levels.
Knightmare was an innovative upward-scrolling Shoot 'em up game on the MSX system. The top-view graphics were considered very sophisticated for its time, similar to other MSX games such as Nemesis and Penguin Adventure.

The graphics are also notable for being developed with a keen awareness of the Texas Instruments TMS9918 Video Display Controller that the MSX incorporated. The enemies (notably the bats) had additional shadow sprites that, being placed at a vertical offset, did not add further pressure on the max-4-sprites-per-scanline limit of the TMS9918.

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