A downloadable game for Windows

By order of King Richard the Lionheart, all the wealth of Nottingham had been transfer- red to safes. The poor villagers living in Sherwood Forest had lost hope of a better life, but Robin Hood will remind everyone of the reason for his nickname: The Prince of Thieves.

How to play

Arrows - Move / Select (menu)
Enter - Confirm (menu)
Z - Jump / Confirm (menu)
X - Shot
ESC / P - Pause


Evandro Gomes (Fuzenrad) [Programmer]
Fabio Manna (dotCHAOS) [Graphic/Music]


Ranked 1st on Public Domain JAM #3

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
AuthorArchaic Bit
Tags8-Bit, Arcade, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), oldschool, Pixel Art
Average sessionAbout a half-hour


Prince of Thieves (stable 1.0).zip 9.2 MB

Install instructions

Unzip the ZIP folder before run the game.


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Ironically, I covered this game once before under my old brand, but because it is still one of my favorites. I covered it again under my new brand Ready Set Indie Games. The game is quite challenging but I still love it no matter what. I feature this in my season 2 of Indie Game Showcase.

I really enjoyed this game and it's very relaxing to play, even when it frustrated me but I recommend it to anyone, who likes a challenge and retro.

Thx. :)

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wow, what a awesome NES-like game: http://imgur.com/a/Mfcvu :D

Level 20 is imposible to win :P

A good game with only a few shortcomings.It could get repetitive sometimes and a bit tedious. The inclusion of power ups would be great but overall a solid game. Is it me or the enemies look like mario?

Hehehe, in the actual Robin Hood legend, it's Richards brother John who is over taxing people and whom Robin Hood robs, not Richard. Richard is seen as the true King and when he returns from fighting abroad, he pardons Robin for his crimes.

But I like that your game gets it wrong, it makes it seem more like an old Japanese game that would mix up the names like that.

Also, in reality, John wasn't a bad King and the Robin Hood view of him and his reign are really unfair. Really, Richard was the worse King even though he was "heroic" always fighting wars. He bankrupted the kingdom with his constant campaigns to take over Normandy (where he was actually from). That's why John had to tax the country so much after he took over.

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Hehehe, well what I'm saying is that I appreciate that. My Game Pike 'n Shot is similar in that it's about the real historical concept of Pike & Shot combat and the Spanish tercios, but you fight goblins, dragons and wizards :P

Made a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObAIQs3pt9o


Heh, the recording was very weird for some reason and I noticed too late!

Didn't think I'd make it that far :)

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Really.. I don't understand the reason, which capture program you're using?


Fraps, which captures OpenGL (or equivalent?) directly. Perhaps the game has a frame and only in the center it was OpenGL context, so that it was displaced by Fraps, which for some reason still used the resolution of the whole window.

Would have used OBS if I had known. :)

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