Knight Tyme (C64)

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Knight Tyme
Knight Tyme - C64.jpg
Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1988
Developer: Mastertronic Limited

Knight Tyme is the third game in the Magic Knight series, written by David Jones on the ZX Spectrum, illustrated by Ray Owen, and ported to the Commodore 64 by Paul Freeman. For unknown reasons, this third C64 port appeared 3 months after the fourth C64 port.

Screenshots

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The title screen with the main menu.

Music

During 2 minutes of loading, you can play Invade-a-load (C64) and listen to a ripped Rob Hubbard song. Afterwards, the main menu appears with a sound effect. To turn the music on, you have to "wear the personal stereo" in-game. David Whittaker did a good job, writing the music in assembly. However, his 2-voice sound effects cannot be turned off and constantly drown out the melodies. Only the sound effects for casting a spell and moving reels are outside Whittaker's driver and emulate the ZX Spectrum's buzzer on the 4th voice. On the game-over window, the music is unworn.

Recording

Invade-a-load was recorded from a real PAL C64C with an 8580 R5 4091.

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Invade-a-load Rob Hubbard 5:57
Download
02 Game Theme David Whittaker 3:33
Download


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There are issues with the timing of this recording.

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Credits

(Source for Hubbard: Invade-a-load (C64). First known sources for Whittaker: HVSC, code recognition. Game lacks audio credits for unknown reasons.)

Game Rip

Format

Download

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Download

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Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in SID chip and sounds the same on every one of them. Whether it was officially released in NTSC regions is not known.

Releases

  UK.svg   UK
Knight Tyme - C64.jpg
Title: Knight Tyme
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1988-0?-??
Publisher: Mastertronic Limited
  France.svg   France
Knight Tyme - C64.jpg
Title: Knight Tyme
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1988-0?-??
Publisher: Mastertronic Limited
  Germany.svg   Germany
Knight Tyme - C64.jpg
Title: Knight Tyme
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1988-0?-??
Publisher: Mastertronic Limited
  Italy.svg   Italy
Knight Tyme - C64.jpg
Title: Knight Tyme
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1988-0?-??
Publisher: Mastertronic Limited

Links


Magic Knight
Finders Keepers Platform - C64.png
Spellbound Platform - C64.png
Knight Tyme Platform - C64.png
Stormbringer Platform - C64.png
Notable Companies Mastertronic