Bangkok Knights The Game on C64
Bangkok Knights on the Commodore 64 was a proper tidy, Beat ’em up / fighting game. It was not solely released on Commodore 64 it was also released for the Amiga and Atari ST. But today I’m going to be looking at the C64 version.
The publishers behind Bangkok Knights, System 3 Software, are still going strong today, they are one of the oldest and most successful game publishers in the UK.
As quoted from the cassette cover Bangkok Knights “is the first in a new generation of ‘True Life’ fighting simulations”.
Bangkok Knights is a fighting game that simulates Thai Boxing. You are a young, up and coming Thai boxer with only one goal, to become the best and undisputed Bangkok Knight champion. To reach this pinnacle you must fight and defeat eight different fighters. The first four fights are in different locations like on a cliff edge or in the market square. Once you have won all four fights, you will have completed your journey to the Lumpini Stadium, where you have earned your right to fight in a final four fights to become the Bangkok Knight champion.
First Fight on cliff ledge against Manchu Man
Each fight is the best of five bouts, each of these bouts has a time limit. To win the fight you have to knock your opponent down three times. If a fight finishes, and neither fighter has three knock downs then the winner is the fighter with the most knock downs. If the fight finishes as a tie then the one with the most energy remaining wins.