Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Lancelot'

Rating:5 User: Alessandro Grussu

Based on Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur, Lancelot recreates the well-know tales of the knights of the Round Table as an interactive fiction where the player takes the role of the eponymous hero. The game is very large and spans over three parts, starting with Lancelot riding to Camelot in order to be knighted by King Arthur, and ending with the quest for the Holy Grail, which will be the final task.

Level 9 adventures were among the finest you could ever play in the '80s and Lancelot is the pinnacle of their range of games, well exploiting a fascinating subject and turning it into a memorable gaming experience. Descriptions are aptly detailed and rich, and the parser lets you write complex sentences in proper English. For +3 users there is also the added bonus of some pictures, although they look rather sketchy in comparison with other formats the game appeared in.