Defender of the Crown puts the player in the role of one of four Saxon knights in medieval England, in a time where the land is in turmoil as the King is dead and his crown was stolen. The Saxons and the Normans blame each other and fight for control of England.
After a short introduction by Robin of Locksley himself, the game starts with a single castle and 10 soldiers at your command. From there, you have to build your army, take control of additional territories and fight and defeat the three Norman lords - and sometimes your Saxon friends as well.
In addition to the basic 'build your army and conquer your opponents' the game offers several events and options that can be used to fine tune your play style: You may engage in a jousting contest where you have to knock your opponent off his horse, gaining either fame or land, or you can go raid a castle for loot or the hand of a princess, joining your houses and territories.
Abstract: Defender of the Crown
It is a dark time in the history of England. Your liege, the King, has been assassinated, and the kingdom is in turmoil. You must defeat the Norman oppressors, as well as rival Saxons, to unite all of England under Saxon rule and be crowned the new King. The quest will take you from mighty battles in the open field, to fierce combat inside enemy castle walls.
Experience the rich sound and regal pageantry of a time when average men rose above their peers. With strength, courage, and passion, you too can join in the mighty crusade and become a Defender of the Crown.
Bibliographic: Defender of the Crown CD-I
CD-I Programming: Ken Jordan
Original Programming: Robert J. Mical
Score Composed by: Jim Cuomo
Original Artwork: James Sachs
Additional Artwork: Bradley Parker and Robin Hart
Technical Direction: David Todd
Executive Producer: Sarina Simon
Producer: Robert Weaver
Assistant Producer: David White
CD-I Design and Direction: David Riordan
Technical Assistant: Greg A. L. Hemsath
Original Executive Producers: Robert & Phyllis Jacob
Original Design: Kellyn Beck
Copyright: Copyright (c) 1991 American Interactive Media, Inc.