Video Games

1983 Robin Hood (Xonox) A racing game (rare). Platform: Colecovision.
   
1985 Super Robin Hood (Codemasters) A platform action video game. The game was developed by the British Oliver twins on the Amstrad CPC at the age of 17 and was their first title published by Codemasters. Platforms: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, NES.
   
1985 Robin of the Wood (Odin Computer Graphics) A maze game published for several 8-bit computer formats by Odin Computer Graphics in the UK and Serma Software in Spain. Platforms: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64.
   
1985 Robin of Sherwood: The Touchstones of Rhiannon (Adventure International) Based on a 1980s UK TV retelling of the legendary hero. Robin is trapped inside the Sheriff’s castle with Scarlett and Much. Once escaped, Herne the Hunter will inform him that he must find the six Touchstones of Rhiannon, as dictated by the Prophecies of Gildas. You are constantly evading recapture from the Sheriff, also having to deal with nuns, magicians and taxmen and the challenges they set you for rewards. Platform: Amstrad CPC.
   
1987 Defender of the Crown (Cinemaware) A strategy computer game designed by Kellyn Beck. It was Cinemaware’s first game, and was originally released for the Commodore Amiga in 1986, setting a new standard for graphic quality in home computer games. The game is set in England in the Medieval period. The player takes on the role of a Saxon; Cedric of Rotherwood, Geoffrey Longsword, Wolfric the Wild, or Wilfred of Ivanhoe, and tries to fight off the Norman invaders and wrestle for control of England. During the course of the game, the player may attempt to rescue a damsel in distress, and can appeal for help from the legendary bandit-Robin Hood. Platforms: MS-DOS, NES, PS3 Apple IIGS, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad, CPC, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, CD-i.          
   
1987 The Curse of Sherwood (Mastertronic) A computer adventure game published in 1987 for the Amstrad, Spectrum and Commodore 64 home computers. In the game the player plays as Friar Tuck, who must fight against the forces of Sagalia, which have taken over Sherwood Forest. Friar Tuck uses different items to fight the various spirits and characters. Platforms: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64.
   
  1991 The Adventures of Robin Hood (Millenium Interactive) Robin of Loxley is robbed of his castle by the Sheriff of Nottingham and has to get it back with the help of Maid Marian, Little John, Will Scarlet and Friar Tuck. Robin is controlled by the player as he robs from the rich to give to the poor, gathers special objects, defeats the sheriff’s men, and saves peasants.  Archery plays a strong role in gameplay. Platforms: MS-DOS, Atari ST, Amiga.
   
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Virgin Games) For the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy. It was based on the Kevin Costner movie with the same name. Platforms: NES/Game Boy. 

   

 

   
1991 Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood (Sierra Entertainment) The player assumes the role of  Robin Hood in his efforts to restore King Richard I to the throne of England, and must collect enough money to pay the king’s ransom.  The game manual lists twenty-eight volumes in Conquest’s bibliography, including Robin Hood by J.C. Holt, The Outlaws of Medieval Legend by Maurice Keen, and The White Goddess by Robert Graves. The manual also includes essays by Marx outlining the history of the legend, and the approximate dates at which different characters were incorporated into the Robin Hood legend, such as Friar Tuck and Marian in the 15th century. Platforms: DOS, Amiga.
   
1993 Robin Hood: Legend Quest (Codemasters) A one player puzzle game. Maid Marian has been locked in the sheriff of Nottingham’s castle and Robin must rescue her. Also known as The Amazing Adventures of Robin Hood. One of the last games that Codemasters released for the CPC. Platforms: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga.
   
  1993 Defender of the Crown II (Commodore Electronics) The sequel to the ground breaking Defender of the Crown. It improves over the original game by upgrading the arcade sequences. King Richard has been imprisoned on his way back from the crusades. In order to free him 20,000 pounds worth of ransom money must be gathered. The nobles aren’t willing to give up their wealth, so money must be obtained through tournaments, raids and battle against individual provinces. Platform: Amiga CD32.
   
1999 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (Microsoft) Players can command five different civilizations, build armies and take them on scores of campaigns. Allows players to move from the Dark Ages through the Middle Ages with one goal in mind: domination of the known world. The players can take control of special ‘Hero’ units like Robin Hood, Richard the Lionheart,  Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, and Saladin among others, who command special ‘hero’ powers affecting the entire battlefield. Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation 2.
   
2001 Robin Hood (EA/Light & Shadow Productions) An action game in the style of The Legend of Zelda. The player has to explore, fight enemies, solve puzzles and acquire items to progress in the game. You can shoot enemies with arrows or hit them with a staff or sword. The game’s targeting system allows the player to lock onto a target while walking in other directions. The game features fifteen levels. Platform: Game Boy Color.
   
  2002 Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood (Wanadoo) A stealth-based real-time strategy video game developed by Spellbound Studios. It is similar to games such as Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive and the Commandos series. In the game, the player controls up to five characters, in a setting based on the stories of the protagonist, Robin Hood. The player can also control Robin Hood’s Merry Men, including Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, Will Stutely, and Maid Marian. Platforms: Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, MorphOS.
   
  2003 Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown (Capcom) A video game made by Cinemaware and Capcom. It is loosely based on the legend of Robin Hood and remake of Cinemaware’s previous very successful game, Defender of the Crown. It is for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Microsoft Windows. King Richard the Lionheart is held for ransom, the evil Prince John seizes the throne and declares himself the King of England. A blend of role-playing and turn-based strategy combined with action sequences. Platforms: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, mobile. 
   
2007 Robin Hood’s Quest (Oxygen Interactive) A stealth adventure game for the Sony PlayStation 2 and PC. The game did not receive very good reviews. The player has the task of capturing back the beautiful Maid Marian from the clutches of the Evil Guy of Gisborne. Starting off in a field you must complete various tasks given to you by some of the legend’s more notable characters such as Friar Tuck, before making your way into an ‘impenetrable castle’ for the rescue. In order to do this you must use ‘stealth’, ‘cunning’ and ‘puzzle-solving ability’ to negotiate around the patrolling guards, and all without the use of your bow. Platforms: PC, PlayStation 2.
   
2007 Defender of the Crown: Heroes Live Forever ((eGames) A remake of the 1987 Cinemaware classic Defender of the Crown. The player battles five cunning lords for control of medieval England. Build and lead your army of knights and archers on the battlefield and conduct daring raids to rescue princesses and pillage treasuries.  Enlisting the support of Robin Hood, players will have to outwit their enemies to control England and restore order to a war-torn land. The game was given some bad reviews. Platform: PC
   
2010 Robin Hood: The Return of Richard (Nordcurrent) While Richard, the true King of England, is absent from his throne, his country rages in chaos. England has been invaded, and enemies burn and destroy local towns and villages. After the house of expert archer and hunter Robin Hood was burned down, he, together with a group of free archers like himself, hides in Sherwood Forest and begins his fight for justice. The fate of the people now lies in your hands. Help Robin to defeat the villains and restore peace in this shooting game. Plarform: General, iPhone and iPod Touch.
   
2010 Robin’s Quest: A Legend is Born (Gogii Games) Prince John is terrorizing the poor with high taxes, which are collected by his lackey the Sherriff of Nottingham. The rightful king, Richard, is off fighting and can do nothing to stop his greedy brother. But the Robin Hood that emerges to fight John’s tyranny isn’t the traditional folk hero you’re used to reading about. Instead she is a young woman who stands up to the Sherriff after she and her husband are unfairly kidnapped. A game that blends point-and-click adventure gameplay (where you’re free to move between areas while collecting items in your inventory and using them to solve puzzles) with the occasional hidden object puzzle that you must complete to earn certain key items. Platform: PC.
   
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