Knightmare is an MSX vertical shoot-'em-up by Konami. It was brought without a license to the SG-1000 in Taiwan. 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.
In Knightmare, the player takes control of a brave knight named Popolon, who has to rescue his sweetheart Aphrodite from the clutches of the evil Hudnos. The game is essentially a top-down shooter. Popolon can shoot arrows at his enemies, and at the end of level face bosses, such as witches, etc. Shooting monsters, avoiding obstacles, passing the bridges and collecting upgrades for his weapon leads him to glory. Digitized music and sound add more to the arcade-like gameplay. This game may also be about two brave knights - you and your friend, who does the same for the victory on one screen.
How to play:
Click on the joystick icon in the Knightmare online emulator to see how to control the Knightmare game