Get Medieval

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Get Medieval
Basic Information
Video Game
Monolith Productions
Monolith Productions
Gamepad, Joystick
Microsoft Windows
Retail Features
Get Medieval
Technical Information
Windows Animation Package 32
Retail Minimum Specifications
Operating System(s)
Windows 95
Intel-logo.svg Pentium 90 MHz
16 MiB
Graphics RAM
2 MiB
Optical Drive
Retail Recommended Specifications
Intel-logo.svg Pentium 133 MHz
32 MiB
HDD Space
100 MiB
SoundBlaster AWE 32
Optical Drive
28.8 Kb/s Modem
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows
August 221998
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Get Medieval is an action video game developed and published by Monolith Productions for Microsoft Windows. It was released in North America on August 22, 1998.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Get Medieval is an overhead shooter in which the player can control one of four characters in a dungeon, players can find Attack and Defense Upgrades, once you die you lose these upgrades. Also it can be played in 3 modes, Dragon Quest, Random Dungeon, or Custom Dungeon, and 4 difficulties Easy, Medium, Hard, Torture Chamber, it has 40 levels, and 20 types of enemies. This gameplay is almost identical to that of Atari's arcade game Gauntlet.

Characters[edit | edit source]

The Archer (Eryc), The Barbarian (Zared), The Sorceress (Levina), and The Avenger (Kellina) differ only in speed and strength. The slowest character (Zared) is the strongest, the fastest (Eryc) the weakest.

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Traps[edit | edit source]

  • Curse
  • Tar Pit
  • Lava Pit

Standalone[edit | edit source]

  • Rat
  • Robber Thief

Spawned[edit | edit source]

  • Bat + Spawner
  • Bat 2 + Spawner
  • Spider + Spawner + Queen
  • Spider 2 + Spawner
  • Goblin + Spawner
  • Lycanthrope + Spawner
  • Mummy + Spawner
  • Orc + Spawner
  • Wraith + Spawner
  • Skeleton Warrior + Spawner

Boss Variants[edit | edit source]

  • Troll + Spawner + Boss
  • Serpent Woman + Spawner + Boss
  • Mauler + Spawner + Boss
  • Ogre + Spawner + Boss
  • Hag + Spawner + Boss
  • Phantom Knight + Spawner + Boss
  • Dragon + Spawner + Boss

Reception[edit | edit source]

The game received generally above average reviews, citing the improved graphics over Gauntlet. IGN complimented the game's presentation, but felt that the humor in the game was overdone.[1] GamePro noted the game's similarity to Gauntlet, but praised the game's sound effects and overall look.[2] GameSpot writes, "One fact will immediately become apparent when playing Get Medieval: This game is Gauntlet.[3]

World Editor[edit | edit source]

This game comes with a world editor, which allows you to make custom levels, you can do everything that "Monolith games" did in their levels.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

While the game was in development, Monolith allowed a contest for fans to submit name ideas for enemy creatures. The reward was a free copy of the game and a mention in the credits. Giant Bomb user Veinman was the first winner, naming the werewolf creature "Loup Garou".

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ward, Trent C. (August 31, 1998). Get Medieval Review. IGN. Retrieved on November 9, 2008.
  2. D'Aprile, Jason (November 24, 2000). Review: Get Medieval (PC). GamePro. Retrieved on November 9, 2008.
  3. Shamma, Tahsin (August 27, 1998). Get Medieval for PC Review. GameSpot. Retrieved on November 9, 2008.

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