Moonstone – A Hard Days Knight

A true slash n hack em up, it was a kind of Barbarian with some board game RPG elements (one source of inspiration was said to be “Dark Tower”).

It could get very sticky, with all variety of finishing moves (a good year before the release of Mortal Kombat!). It was deemed so gory it was banned in several countries. Even Sega (& of course Nintendo) said it was too bloody for their audiences (who were both enjoying MK a year later?!).

Though it received “love it or hate it” reviews, Rob Anderson’s game went on to build a cult following. Spawning many websites & even fan produced re-makes..

With its name a play on the Beatles song, copies of this game are now highly collectable, with a complete & unblemished copy now worth over £500!


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