Lionheart, one of the best action games on the Amiga 500

Lionheart’s graphics are from the very beginning extremely surprising. The multilayered parallax scrolling is simply unbelievable while the animations are breathtaking, especially the shooting section when you fly on the back of the dragon later in the game. Some levels seem to get inspiration from other Amiga games of the same genre while other levels will have all sorts of influences, and those castle gates will for sure remind you the cartoon Masters of the Universe with its castle of Grayskull. There are 2 possible endings that can be uncovered. In one of them, you will be returning the lost lionheart stone to the Kingdom, but for some unknown reason, your girlfriend will remain petrified as the curse won’t be cancelled. If you want to see the real happy ending, you must find a lost relic; an enchanted necklace. To do so, you must venture in a secret cave where the artifact resides. The secret cave is hidden in the Lava level. To access it, you must use the 2nd stone block that you will see. You can recognize it because at that point, the path will split in 2. Disregard the one that goes upward and instead use the stone block to travel underneath the hill. To make the block move, you must carefully jump on it while pointing your sword downward. This way, the block will move little by little. Eventually, you will reach the entrance of the secret level which features awesome “Giger-esque” grafx. Upon finishing it, you will receive the necklace. At the end of the game, the necklace will break the curse that keeps your girl petrified and you will be able to rejoin with your beloved princess.

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