The game, ‘‘Wind up Knight’’ by Robot Invader is about the non-stop journey of a Knight to save the princess from some evil black knight. This run-forever game requires tremendous reflexes from a player to continue with the journey. Automatically, the Knight will continue to move from left to right of the screen and there will be hordes of obstacles trying to stop him. The obstacles will be present in the form of spikes, traps, pits, huge monsters and low ceilings. It is vital for the player to press the required button so that the knight can overcome the obstacles. Spikes and pits can be avoided by jumping, rolling will help against tight squeezes and rising the shield protects against falling objects and swinging the sword kills the monsters
It is game that requires instant action and lightening reflexes. One wrong move means that its time up for this ever running knight. The developers of the game have included some interesting twists in the game making it more appealing to the players. For example, the power of the Knight begins to fall gradually if the wind-up keys are not collected by the player while passing through different levels. To complete even a single level, players need to put in their best effort which is why this game is like an addiction to everyone who has played it.
Every level is full of surprises which are telegraphed to the players in the form of coins or various indicators. Seeing and reacting correctly is what is required to achieve success in this game. The knight apart from overcoming the obstacles needs to collect the hidden cards and coins available at every level. Special equipment is unlocked when the knight is able to gather every hidden card whereas collecting the maximum number of coins offers an A rank. If the knight can earn ‘A’ ranks throughout the chapter then a knight mare level is unlocked. The graphics of the game are superb and the game flows smoothly through every level.
The game is accompanied by some compelling music that changes accordingly with the chapter. The overall environment offered by the game is simply enjoyable and great to look at. The controls of the game are easy and quite responsive helping players to take fast actions. In other words it can be said that this game is a total hit and it is quite hard to take eyes off the action even for a single minute.