Traditionally, games that involve Knights often entail battles of epic proportions with fully-grown (and often impossibly handsome) main characters, and sometimes just some shallow, side-scrolling action such as that seen in Black Knight.
Neither of these descriptions apply to the incredible Chibi Knight, however, which takes action and adventure and sprinkles over a teeny bit of RPG in the process to make a distinctively stylish and hugely addictive game. It involves saving the kingdom from a variety of evils using nothing but an adorably cute Knight of tiny proportions that has a tiny sword and magical capabilities. The game is unlike any other action game out there and blends style, polish, and simple-yet-solid gameplay into one delightful little package, literally.
The gameplay involves taking control of your tiny knight and guiding him around the different areas of the kingdom that can be explored, with some of these areas allowing you to visit characters that give you extra spells and others leading to the main levels that you must beat in order to progress to the next one. You take control of your itty-bitty knight by using the arrow key configuration for movement, the A key to swipe with your sword, and the S key to venture into a spells menu where you can select one of four useful spells that must be navigated through with the directional arrows and selected with the A key. You can also pause the game at any time with the 'P' button, but the action is so addictive and cute that you're unlikely to want to part with it even for a second.
As you progress through the game and kill different enemies, you are awarded experience points that accrue and cause you to level up at regular intervals, with improvements to your attack, armour, and magic up for grabs every time.
More interesting are the spells that you go on to learn, which include a blast of explosive particles from your sword that damage the enemy, improvement to your armour, a life-healing power, and the ability to shoot fireballs at the enemy.
Though the spell selection is limited, the variety is enough to keep you guessing for the length of the game, which unfortunately feels extremely short because time really does fly when you are hugely enjoying yourself, and Chibi Knight makes it almost impossible for you not to enjoy yourself from the moment the pre-loading advertisements finish and the game begins.
The graphics in Chibi Knight are noticeably stylish, with a wonderful flash-cartoon style and a babyish theme running throughout. They are in complete contrast to other knightly games such as Legend of Void. The barely-scary monsters are probably the most frightening thing about it, and the voice over (which is allegedly performed by the developer's own 5-year-old daughter) makes the whole thing even more cute than it already was. The whole thing is superlatively stylish and its design cannot be faulted.
If you're looking for an action RPG with a lovable twist, then Chibi Knight from the creative genii at BomToons is definitely the way to go. Its addictive RPG progression and flawless cartoon-like style will have even the most cold-hearted of players warming up to the action.