King’s Bounty

In 1991, Electronics Arts released King’s Bounty for the Sega Genesis. While I no longer remember how we ended up buying this game, I do remember how much fun this game has been for us over the past 23 years. Even now, we occasionally fire it up in an emulator to see if we can’t find the king’s scepter. This video records one of those occasions from a few months ago.

JC was out of town so I had a lot of time to myself. I decided to give it a go, but with a new twist: on impossible difficulty. Throughout the years, the word “impossible” has always scared us away from trying this level. With a much deeper knowledge of the continents now than when I played this game as a teen, I was able to finish the game in an hour and a half.

Sadly, this was one of the games I stupidly sold off after I got the game copier. One of the best parts of the game was the manual. Luckily, Henry over at the Genesis Project has transcribed a version here. Thanks Henry!

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