Review Knights & Snails
The best jousting game I've ever played
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 06 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Marries good writing with good gameplay mechanics, characters and dialogue are funny and interesting, the strategy mechanics are easy to learn but hard to master
The tutorial over explains the game a bit, the graphics are kind of lo-fi
Jousting is one part of the medieval ages that video games have just never been able to get right. Every implementation of it has just been bad. Knights & Snails for Android is an RPG/strategy that that actually manages to make the concept really interesting. It does so by giving you a team of knights to manage as they travel from tournament to tournament trying to free the main character’s father from an evil knight.
The gameplay mechanics are really sound and interesting. There are over 100 knights to manage but you can only have 12 on your team at any time. Each knight has its own strengths and weaknesses and you can level them up as you play too. The main game plays out on a board with 4 rows. You can arrange your knights anyway possible, but you want to match them so there are no empty rows and you have stronger knights going up against your opponent’s weaker one.
The mechanics can actually get pretty in-depth, so suffice to say it’s interesting enough to keep you playing for quite some time. Knights have their own sense of humor and the story/writing is another aspect of the game that really kept me engaged. I love a game with some good humor in it.
Knights & Snails is easily the best jousting game I’ve ever played. The tutorial is extremely long, but the writing kept me entertained the whole time and the rest of the game takes the core concepts and really pushes you to master them so you can save your character’s father.