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  • Summary: Take on the role of Robin Hood on a quest to restore peace in England. The evil Prince John has taken control of England and you must battle your way through the country in a wide range of action sequences restore the throne to the rightful king. Your mastery of five types of medieval combat, including archery, jousting, sword fighting, siege warfare, and army battles, is vital in defeating your foes. The game blends action with strategy and RPG elements to immerse the player in the epic tale of Robin Hood. Expand
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  1. 71
    Battles are from epic, the expansion model is limited, and there isn't anything to do outside of playing a single Sherwood adventure. Worth a try if you enjoy the source material or have an affinity for the time period.
  2. There is little in the gameplay that can't be done by a freakin' Commodore 64! [Dec 2003, p.174]
  3. It's not deep enough. For starters, there isn't enough depth in the turn-based strategy portion.
  4. An average strategy title. The simple action and battle elements will turn off hardcore strategists. But the strong story and entertaining characters will keep you from popping the disc out.
  5. Only satisfying for those gamers eager to take a trip back down memory lane. [Dec 2003, p.100]
  6. Sadly it seems as if this revamp of the old Defender of the Crown, is simply an update in graphics and sound with very little thought put forth to update the gameplay. All of the extra modes are repetitive and lack any sort of attention grabbing features.
  7. In fact, every element of Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown kinda loses its comedy sheen over time, inviting the doubts to creep in and fester in your mind: Could it be that Capcom aren't actually having a laugh? Are they serious about this game?

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  1. JohnJ.
    Oct 21, 2003
    Not bad but the original still brings back better memories, Ahh the Commodore 64!