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->''"Save me... my hero! Defeat [[SymbolSwearing f$%kin]]' goblins!"''
-->-- The Princess

'''''Protect Me Knight''''' (まもって騎士) is an indie TowerDefense game by Creator/YuzoKoshiro's team of game developers at Ancient with Yuzo composing the game's music. The game pays homage to [[The8BitEraOfConsoleVideoGames the classic 8-bit days of gaming]] with {{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES styled visuals and MIDI chiptune music. The game's start-up sequence even has the player attempting to get the cartridge to work by blowing into it.[[note]]You however can skip this to avoid any frustration of getting into the game.[[/note]]

The gameplay premise is simple: Pick one of four character classes -- the [[BarbarianHero Fighter]], the [[BlackMagicianGirl Mage]], the [[CuteBruiser Amazon]], or the [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja Ninja]] -- and protect your cute, happy-go-lucky [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]] from harm. The problem: [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything is trying to kick her cute little butt]]. All sorts of enemies, from goblins, zombies, minotaurs, demons, and even mischievous succubi, will have at you for defending the Princess. If that wasn't enough, dragons, giant lizard men, and other bosses will show up on occasions to stomp down anyone ''and'' anything in their path. Luckily, our brave heroes can fight off these enemies with their weapons of choice and special abilities, and by spending Heart Points, they can unleash [[SmartBomb a wide-area attack]]. Unlike other tower defense games, players can also move the princess out of harm's way and to set up a defensive perimeter around her if things way out of hand.

Up to four players can either participate in the Arcade Mode where they advance through progressively difficult stages and use the leftover Heart Points to level up their hero's abilities, or the Survival Mode to test the player's ability to withstand an endless wave of enemies.

The game was released to {{Xbox L|iveArcade}}IVE on May 14, 2010 under its Japanese name in the Xbox LIVE Indie Games section for $2.99. An old PC demo can be downloaded on the Japanese website [[http://www.ancient.co.jp/~game/mamotte_knight/ here]].[[labelnote:*]](Click around the floppy-disc on the page to download the demo.)[[/labelnote]] A sequel was released for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS on September 2014 that introduces a new Knight and Archer class.

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!!This game provides examples of:
* AffectionateParody / {{Homage}}: Of the NES era of video games.
* [[AmazonianBeauty Amazonian]] [[CuteBruiser Cutie]]: The Amazon, given the anime art-style of the game. She also fights with a [[BladeOnAStick spear]] and [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang boomerangs]].
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Parodied with the game's "packaging" to reflect the box-art of old NES games such as the original NES ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man|1}}''. Take a gander at the [[http://i.imgur.com/dlWKn.jpg English]] [[http://i.imgur.com/UY2Um.jpg box-art]] and its [[http://i.imgur.com/alZuB.jpg Japanese]] [[http://i.imgur.com/Et7u1.jpg one]].
* BarbarianHero: The Fighter, [[AnAxeToGrind complete with an axe]] and an upgradable SpinAttack.
* BareYourMidriff: The Amazon, thanks to her ChainmailBikini, and the succubi who are sporting equally skimmy outfits. The Mage and the Princess in the game's parodied packaging also show off their midriff.
* BlackMagicianGirl: The Mage, and she specializes in [[PlayingWIthFire fire magic]].
* BlushSticker: On the Mage and Amazon.
* {{Combos}}: The game lets you juggle enemies after defeating them for a few extra Heart Points.
* DamselInDistress: The Princess, and it's your job to protect her.
* DifficultyLevels: Easy, Normal, Hard, and Hell.
* DoppelgangerAttack: The Ninja can upgrade his attacks to use one.
* EndlessGame: Survival Mode. You fight many waves of enemies and your heroes randomly gets an upgrade after completing a wave.
* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses: The game has you trying to protect a princess.
* [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Everything Is Trying To Kill You and The Princess]]: Goblins, the undead, demons, dragons, and more want a piece of her.
* ExcusePlot: All you need know about the first game is that our heroes rescued the Princess from goblins and are trying to return her to her castle.
* FantasyCharacterClasses: The games' heroes as follows:
** Fighter Classes: the {{Barbarian|Hero}} and {{Amazon|ianBeauty}}
** Magician Class: the [[BlackMage Mage]].
** Rogue Class: the {{Ninja}}.
* FireBreathingWeapon: An attack upgrade for the Mage allows her to fire a stream of flames from her staff.
* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:At the end of the Arcade Mode in the first game, it ends with our four heroes and the Princess putting on a concert show at her castle, with the Princess as the IdolSinger, the Barbarian and Amazon playing the guitar, the Mage on keyboard, and the Ninja playing the drums.]]
* GirlishPigtails: The weakest variant of the succubus have them.
* GenkiGirl: The succubi. They are upbeat about shooting magical energy (and later fire) at the Princess and anyone protecting her.
* HarderThanHard: The first game has a Hell difficulty where players face off much more agressive enemies than the previous difficulties.
* HealingFactor: One of the Mage's MP upgrades lets her regenerate HP as long as her MP meter is full.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: The Ninja, and he's not afraid to provide some [[MrFanservice eye-candy for the ladies]].
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Except they want to wreck you (and the Princess).
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: The Ninja, obviously.
* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: The game parodies the poor Japanese-to-English translations commonly found in some NES games.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: The Ninja's go-to weapon.
* LifeMeter: The HP meter.
** ManaMeter: As you'd guess, the MP meter.
* LifeDrain: One of the Amazon's upgrades lets her absorb the damage she deals to her enemies.
* {{Mooks}}: And they come in these varieties.
** [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute Devil Girl]]: These succubi wants ruin the Princess' day.
** DegradedBoss: The minotaurs, undead knights, et cetera after the first time fighting them.
** EliteMooks: Usually the third palette swapped version of the enemies.
** TheGrimReaper: As a mook that shoots fireballs.
** NightOfTheLivingMooks: Did we mention the undead are also after the Princess?
** SmashMook: The goblins, the very same goblins the Princess wants you to "f$%kin' defeat".
* MookMaker: On occasions, a goblin-like UFO appears to spew more goons for our heroes to tackle. [[spoiler:The [[FinalBoss Goblin King]] will spew goblins for you to deal with.]]
* MrFanservice: The Ninja, clad in mask and a thong and not much else.
* MsFanservice: The Amazon and the succubi. The Mage and Princess are depicted as one in the parodied Japanese and U.S. packaging respectively.
* MysticalWhiteHair: The Princess in the fake U.S. packaging, except in the game her hair is actually purple.
* PaletteSwap: In true old-school fashion, enemies come in different palettes. Players can also change their color palettes before starting a game as well.
* PlayingWithFire: The Mage and most of the enemies abuse fire.
* RedHeadedHero: The Fighter, with the default color palette.
* {{Retraux}}: The classic 8-bit visuals and chiptune music fits this bill quite nicely. The players can even construct their faux NES / Famicom box. Get the print-outs [[http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/05/print_your_own_protect_me_knig.php here]].
* RPGElements: In the Arcade Mode, the leftover Heart Points that weren't used or lost can be spent to upgrade your heroes' abilities.
* SaveThePrincess: It's what this game's all about.
* ShesGotLegs: The Mage, as depicted in the parodied Japanese boxart.
* SmartBomb: At the expense of some Heart Points, players can unleash a wide-area attack against enemies.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: The Amazon and the succubi. The Ninja serves a [[DistaffCounterpart male equivalent]] to this. The Mage and the Princess also wear revealing outfits respectively in the game's parodied Japanese and English packaging.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Try "Walking In Your ThongOfShielding Scene" as the Ninja.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: This also includes pink, green, red, and a few other anime hair colors.
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