Sweet Princess Nectarine has been kidnapped!... or at least, that's what you and your band of knights heard. Turns out her ladyship has a few screws loose, and the only one in any real danger is you. Knight Trap is Nitrome's latest arcade platformer and a tale of traps most foul and princesses most cra-zay. Princess Nectarine informs you that if you can make it out of her castle alive, she "promises" to marry one of you, and while neither the quotation marks or the prospect of marrying a chick with some serious courtship issues fills me with confidence, maybe that seems like a sweeter deal to you. I dunno, buddy... I'm not here to judge, I just make the words.
Just use the [arrow] keys to move around, tapping the up [arrow] once to jump, and again to double-jump. The goal is to get one knight on each of the platforms with a flag along the top of the screen, avoiding all the traps that will trigger along the way, and rescuing any caged villagers for bonus points. (Really, have I stressed to you how bonkers this lady is? Are you sure you want to... oh? *sigh* Very well... ) You've only got a finite number of knights, and since you need a certain number to complete each level, you'll want to be very light on your feet and steer clear of any hazards. While you might be able to contend with simple brainless slimes or spikes, the farther you go, the more dastardly Princess Nectarine's devices become. You'll slip and slide on magical ice, flee Dr Jones style from enormous boulders, trigger springs, bats, and more. All in the name of, um. Love, I guess?
Knight Trap is a simple, fun, and as should go without saying extremely charming game. Nitrome's signature pixelated style lends itself particularly well here, rendering all the fatal hazards with adorable flair and cheer. The sheer variety of traps on display means you'll really have to work hard to stay alive the farther you go, and helps compensate for the fact that the gameplay is actually extremely simple. (Jay, our own illustrious boss, actually referred to it as a cross between a platformer and Frogger, and he's not far off.) You'll need quick fingers and quicker feet if you want to win the heart of Princess Nectarine. Although considering how she treats her suitors, this really is one princess you might hope is in another castle.
Thanks to Noah, Kyle, and Abhinav for sending this one in!