King Of Kings: The Early Years



OOOOOH YEEEEEAH

Three games in one! :D!

Read the full review here.

“Interestingly enough, King of Kings is actually comprised of three different complete platformer games, all on one cartridge, each dealing with a different segment of the life of Jesus Christ…”
– from the full review, which you can read here.

Oh Goodness.

There is so much that can be said about unlicensed games, Wisdom Tree, video games based on Jesus Christ, and King of Kings itself. I have already spoken on such things before, so I suppose for once I can stick to the specific game at hand.

King of Kings is one of the better Wisdom Tree games. It is also among the ones I had growing up, and still enjoying firing up for a playthrough attempt every once in a while. As stated in the review, even for what it is, it provides a decent platforming diversion/challenge. Good times.

Oh, a few things I forget to mention in the review: Each game has an option for variable difficulty and to turn music on or off, there is actually parallax scrolling in some parts (!), and the camel can spit in a few different directions dependent on control pad input with the B button. Heh.

Maybe I should have waited until Christmas for this one.

Camel!

Camel!

Really, in how many video games is it your goal to protect God? I mean, seriously, think about that. You are protecting the Creator of the universe. It is your task to safely escort, bodyguard, and later find the very Morningstar, the Almighty, Lord of Lords, Prince of Peace, Everlasting. The one who in Revelations is said to, at the world’s end, tread the winepress of the fury of God’s wrath. His very Words are a weapon.

So weird.

Actually, yeah, even the name is odd: “King Of Kings: The Early Years.” It sounds like some old celebrity documentary, like “Elvis: The Early Years” or “The Beatles: Before They Were Famous.” Then again, I am not sure what would have been before… Young Jesus? The Adventures of Baby Jesus? Protect the Holy Savior? The Interactive Gospel?

Read The Full Review For: A handy one-paragraph summary of each of the three games; much elaboration on why this is a pros-and-cons-alike, middle-of-the-road, average sort of NES game; and, at the very end, the most awful pun of all time.

NES Gameplay Tips for King of Kings: If you are riding a camel, use ceilings whenever possible. I know it sounds bizarre, but the game’s physics are bizarre, so you can “ride” a ceiling like a zip line (the first level has a couple good examples of this phenomenon). If you are riding a donkey, do not try to kill the bigger predators like the lion, just run like heck and avoid them. If you are on foot, then move quickly, because you are playing the one game with a time limit. Otherwise, study your Bible!

DONKEY

Dare I say? KICKASS JESUS.

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