Defender of the Crown Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: It is a time of lusty wenches and black-hearted villains. King Richard has been slain and all of England is thrown into civil war. Only one person can lead the country to peace. Lay seige to castles and raid enemy strongholds to recover the lost crown. Enlist the aid of Robin Hood and outwit the vile Normans to restore order to the war-torn land. Face your foes on the battlefield or in grand tournaments of chivalry. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. It’s all a vaguely swashbuckling load of fun, with action and strategy thrown in together, but nothing outstanding.
  2. Quite enjoyable, with good graphical elements and diverse game play.
  3. 80
    The game is absolutely recommended, but it really is a shame that the developers didn't get link support in.
  4. I was certainly interested and entertained, but I just felt more could have been given to you.
  5. Although the action sequences are weak, the overall game play experience is loads of fun. [Feb 2003, p.160]
  6. It's just too bad the developers didn't see fit to add any new gameplay features or a multiplayer mode.
  7. 60
    With its easily whipped arcade sequences, utter lack of strategic depth, and painfully unrewarding still-screen ending sequence, DotC provides an experience about as vacuous as the cheesy flicks that inspired Cinemaware's birth.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. MohdnadiyR.
    Nov 5, 2002
    It's fun and good, but the game is not interesting.
  2. CheekyPete
    Jan 2, 2003
    I wanted to bring the avg. score bac in line with reality because the other knuckle-head gave it a 10 and didn't have anything good to say about it! Expand
  3. DavidS.
    Mar 24, 2003
    Jousting is fun, but the game is full of random events that totally sap any actual strategy out of it. Even on easy you will need cheat codes.
  4. RichardP.
    Mar 1, 2007
    Horrific, no fun or strategy at all. The gamespy review is all the reasons why this game should be given a mega low score rather than a 60. The 'mini games' of sword fighting and jousting are simplist and painfully boring and repetitive yet crucial for success. You would have more fun eating the game cart than playing it. Expand