Yet another Amiga hit that failed to dent the PC game market, Moonstone is an excellent RPG-flavored action game that puts you in the greaves of a medieval Knight in search of the Moonstones that will bring the Gods' gift to aid in vanquishing the Great Dragon. In a nice deviation from other RPGs, the phases of the moon affect the creatures' strength and are the key to the Moonstones' power. Journey to the five corners of England to fight monsters and opposing knights to gain treasure. MobyGames describes the game in more detail: |
"Something's happening in these lands, and the only hope seems to be the moonstone. You, as a knight chosen by the druids are about to find it and bring it back. The game can be played from one to four players at once, with no difference between solo and multiplayer as no matter how many players play, the story stays the same for everyone. However, if you choose to play with only one player/knight, the other three will be the computer rivals. Wandering through the map, you can visit enchanted places, towns where you can buy equipment or try your luck in gambling, but the most frequently visited places on the map will be cabins where the beasts are. Each spot has about two or more beasts which yield randomized rewards.
Also, for example, if the place has three beasts and you kill two before you die, next time you (or some other player) goes back there, there'll be only one beast left to fight. It's also possible for two players to run into each other and, once defeating the other, the one who prevails can steal the other player's money and/or weapons. Thus, searching for the moonstone begins, but that's only half of the story. The rest unfolds once you find it." Overall, a fun, if difficult multi-level hack & slash fantasy action fest.
Reviewed by: Underdogs