Knightmare, known as Majō Densetsu (魔城伝説?) in japan, is a vertical scrolling shooter developed and published by Konami for MSX in 1986. The game was also re-released for mobile phones in 2003.


The player plays a knight, Popolon, and have to defeat Hudnos in order to rescue the goddess of love, Aphrodite.


The game plays like a traditional vertical shooter, but instead of playing a spaceship like it is generally the case with games in that kind, the player plays a knight instead and has to defeat enemies through eights levels inspired of ancient Greece.

Weapons are swords that Popolon throws at his enemies. On his way, he can find many boxes through the levels. Those boxes once broken, give many kinds of power-ups to Popolon. Such as more firepowers for his attacks, invincibility, shields to protect him from bullets, or even some items which destroy all the enemies on screen or stop the scrolling of the screen and the enemies for a certain amount of time. At the end of each levels, he has to fight a boss.


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