Instructions for


Mastertronic, 1985

Written by Chris Owen, HTML'd by Arnt Gulbrandsen.


Keyboard, Kempston, Cursor

Aim of the game

Magic Knight, the hero of FINDERS KEEPERS, has been caught in an unfortunate magical accident. His old tutor Gimbal the Wizard has been trying out some old spells to make rice pudding taste nicer. Unfortunately he's got the spelling wrong and teleported himself to the magical Castle of Karn, and dragged seven other people along with him. As Gimbal becomes trapped, he projects a last desperate message back to Magic Knight: "I've taught you enough to rescue us all. Magic Knight, you are our only hope!"

Game play

The game uses a then-innovative windowing menu system called Windimation. Using a joystick or keyboard, commands are given by selecting options from a series of nested menus that pop up on the screen. New options will appear on the main menu as the game progresses and problems are solved.


"An outstanding game".


95% (CRASH #24, January 1986)


A classic arcade-adventure that was to set the pattern for a series of games starring Magic Knight and using that unique "Windimation" interface. It's still a very playable - and tough! - game.



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