Rival Knights is an action-packed combat simulation game that features medieval jousting. It prepares a single-player campaign including five chapters and intense multiplayer matchups. In-game battle is primarily based on stats and accuracy in timing and direction. Perfect start, high speed and powerful strike are the three decisive factors to win a battle. And the game offers a plethora of equipment, items, horses and lances that can be upgraded or/and purchased to keep the competitor in best performance.
Simple and fun medieval jousting competitions
A variety of hamlets, armors, lances and horses upgradable and purchasable in the shop
Multiple campaign chapters and multiplayer events to join
An amazing world brought to life with high-end 3D graphics and changing weather conditions
Vivid motion-capture animations and real-time ragdoll physics and slow-motion effects
June 5, 2014
Rival Knights is a simple and beautiful simulation game that brings the ancient medieval jousting to your mobile devices.
Rival Knights plays quite simple. Every battle in the game contains three major steps. With the count-down, you need to grasp the right moment to tap the screen to get a perfect start. Then, the next move is to accelerate your thunderously dashing horse with high speed by hitting the green zone in the speed meter multiple times. And when your opponent comes close enough, you strike your lance in the right direction and moment to throw him off the horse to win.
The core of the battle is the accuracy of timing as well as direction, which play important role throughout the entire process. Another aspect that cannot be neglected is the constant upgrades of equipment and horse before the battle. While skills and timing impacts the speed and power, the hardware you possess also makes the difference between success and failure.
There are a slew of helmets, armor, lances and horses available in the shop. With the coins earned in the competition, you can tune up the current gear to create the balanced stats or purchase new items with better traits like power or weight.
Rival Knights contains both level-based campaigns across five increasingly difficult chapters and multiplayer matchups via the Event (ill-named) feature. To play in either mode costs Seals, equivalent to energy that sets the game pace. So you can’t play the game as much as you want to but have to wait for the refill of the seals unless you are willing to pay up. The upside of the timer system is, if it is, it prevents the game from plummeting to boredom quickly given that the game battles are quite repetitive.
The great visuals are a strong point of Rival Knights. It creates a world with time-marking settings in the medieval age and breathes life into it via the changing weathers and time of day. It also captures the combat action vividly and adopts the real-time ragdoll physics and slow-motion to present the eye’s feast as you throw rivals to the ground.
Rival Knights is free-to-play. While you can get access to most items for free, it certainly takes longer time and some grinding when compared to the paid players. And there is always a premium currency in the freemium model, the Gem in this game. Gems carve short cuts for success and comfy experience. With gems you can instantly refill the Seals, purchase boosters before a battle and purchase the powerful items earlier.
Rival Knights is a simple and solid simulation with amazing graphics and endless jousting competitions. It is refreshingly fun in the beginning but losing it gradually in the repeated gameplay. And its timer system makes it an app less addictive and more suitable for short bursts of play. [App Store][Google Play]
Rival Knights Gameplay Trailer – Warm Up with First Battles
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