Rival Knights brings medieval jousting to Windows Phone

Rival Knights is a new jousting game released for Windows Phone that brings jousting and immersive graphics to the small screen. The game is well done with 3D graphics and dynamic camera angles in a breathtaking environment where players "battle ruthless foes and rival clans across 5 leagues to seize their castle and thrones."

Rival Knights brings medieval jousting to Windows Phone

The game also adds a multiplayer dimension so you can challenge others through an asynchronous game play. In the game, you can unlock 120 mounts, lances, armors, helms, and other items. You can also upgrade your armor at the Blacksmith to gain an edge and use temporary boosts.

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Are you into Rival Knights' medieval jousting? What do you think of this game?

Chuong Nguyen

Chuong's passion for gadgets began with the humble PDA. Since then, he has covered a range of consumer and enterprise devices, raning from smartphones to tablets, laptops to desktops and everything in between for publications like Pocketnow, Digital Trends, Wareable, Paste Magazine, and TechRadar in the past before joining the awesome team at Windows Central. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, when not working, he likes exploring the diverse and eclectic food scene, taking short jaunts to wine country, soaking in the sun along California's coast, consuming news, and finding new hiking trails. 

  • Looks great wanna try it.
  • Good game. Works great on my 1020! First post, yeah.
  • Or not :D
  • LOL
  • Damn
  • Nice graphics!
  • Looks good. Unfortunately, it's Gameloft and I'm not downloading any of their games anymore.
  • Why?
  • I'm not downloading games from companies that dropped support for Xbox Live. They stopped supporting Xbox Live, I stopped supporting them. Quid pro quo.
  • Not to mention, they keep puting out freemium crap that costs and arm and a leg to actually play it.  If they would just charge a fair price for the game up front, no problem, but I hate that crap.  
  • If you love your arm and your leg that much.... then just don't play it.......
  • Well, he probably doesn't, but he still can express his opinion.
  • Agreed for the freemium thing. Don't give a damn about Xbox Live though, games are made for entertainment not building a list of achievments.
  • Then you'll be missing alot of quality games since they are one of the very few companies who brings various graphics intensive titles to wp for now..
  • Yep.
  • Agreed with osars ehi
  • Just got WP, switched from heavy android user for the past 8 years, this is the best game graphics I've seen here on WP so far
  • Even without XBL, I'm STILL missing a lot of quality games. A pristine éclair on a wrapper sitting at the top of the trash can is garbage, no matter how many excuses Constanza makes.
  • Nah, he was right. No offense to Gameloft--hell, they know how to make profitable games, so good for them--but their games are all eye candy. Get rid of the graphics and they're buggy, unoriginal, freemium garbage. At least with Xbox achievements they were tolerable. Withoug Xbox achievements? No gracias. #SaveXboxWP
  • Blame Microsoft for doesn't changing the certification process, not them
  • @DJCBS I rarely do but I agree with you.
    I think every game should have Xbox Live achievement support. If it doesn't its not worth it for me, no matter how good the game is, dodged the new asphalt for the same reason. Xbox is part of the reason why I chose windows phone in the first place.
  • I'm sure they give a crap about you're moral high ground. Party the game if its good and wind you're neck in.
  • Well, Microsoft is the one who dropped Xbox WP support for third parties and has basically killed off the support. It's better to get over it than to simply miss out on the wealth of great games that continue to come to Windows Phone. You guys really hurt the ecosystem by taking that unhealthy stance.
  • Exactly. It's like saying you're not listening to music anymore because they no longer make cassettes. Move on and enjoy the future.
  • I need to remember that analogy whenever I finally get around to writing my editorial on this subject. :-D
  • Nice one.Lol :D
  • Except that analogy doesn't make sense at all. Cassettes would be Windows Phone 7 and CDs would be Windows Phone 8. Xbox integration would be like no longer listening to music without a percussion set. It's just missing something that made it better.
  • Amen to that.
  • Get over XBL, true and fair. I dont disagree. 'Wealth of great games' is shameful hyperbole and you all know it. These games aren't the games people want, they just happen to be the best of what there is to choose from... And lets be fair, these developers know that too. I'm tired of compromise.
  • That's a matter of taste, my man. Obviously WP is still missing games from a lot of publishers like King, Sega, Capcom, and Namco Bandai... But Gameloft is bringing tons of their stuff out, and many quality indie and mid-range devs continue to join and make games as well. The gaming situation has improved a lot IMO, other than the death of Xbox WP of course.
  • All they need to do is extend ID(at)Xbox to WP and Windows 8. Problem solved. I cannot comprehend what Microsoft are doing here. So vexing.
  • I have to agree that I stick mostly to Xbox certified games. I have no problem with a single payment up front, knowing the game has been bug tested and is likely well balanced for gameplay.
  • I brought WP solely for the xbox achievements. The fact they dropped probably means I will drop WP.
  • Seconded. Pay to win not my thing.
  • Awesome on 1520!!!
  • Downloading now...
  • Non landscape!
  • Congrats Gameloft!!! Disney and Gameloft are the best!!
  • Wow. I can't imagine how this would look on the 1520, must be gorgeous.
  • Little sluggish on my 521
  • Why I can't download over cellular network? I have unlimited connection, the game has just 100 MB. "This item is to big to download over cellular network. To download it, connect to a Wi-fi". Now I have to wait until tomorrow to play the game!
  • Totally agree... Sitting in parking lot with time to kill and want to play... Can't, I would have thought I could force the download over data... :'(
  • Dear Gameloft, when the GT Racing 2 optimized for 512 ram devices? Tell the possibility date for release. Thanks
  • Play asphalt brother its better and amazing
  • He's right the GT racing 2 is too easy and it gets really boring...
  • And has the worst IAP system, in my opinion.
  • And very annoying notifications!
  • I get to joust once and then the game crashes back to my main screen (Lumia 920). 
  • Same on my 925, and the crash corrupts the game. Would love to play this but after a few reinstalls I gave up.
  • Seems exclusive.......
  • It looks like it has awesome graphics! I'm going to try.
  • Quite addictive!! Nicely done gameloft, now Blitz Brigade and more popular titles, we are growing!
  • The game is crashing with just in tutorial stages. L920
  • Wanna give try.. :-D
  • Can't believe its free...
  • My bing news live tile isn't working. Have deleted and redownlaoded it Many times. I ajve also done had reset for the bing news live tile. Still its not working. Have updated it today also. But live tiles still not working. Can anyone help!!!!!
  • This post is about Rival Knights. You may want to try the forums.
  • Contact Gameloft direct. It's clearly a bug in Rival Knights.
  • Looks awesome, will try it
  • overheating issues using L1520
  • Wait, how'd you get the Live Tile to just be centered like that? Is this only available in 1080 screens or can I make the tiles smaller in settings (8.1) to do that? I have an L925.
  • Settings > start+screen > Show more Tiles
  • Good job gameloft!
  • Gameloft need more 512mb ram support.
  • At least its on 512 ram phones but what annoys me is the whole pay to win system that has dominated the whole mobile games
  • My gaming experience getting worse since 8.1 . Every game lags! Couldn't play much :( i miss wp8 but there're lots of things i love about 8.1 . Guess i have to wait eh? Oh and im using 1520...
  • 2bad it crashes all of a sudden.... (like some other games) I couldn't get past the tutorial (crashed 2 times) so uninstalled... I'm disappointed. L920 8.0
  • Fun game. Surprisingly addicting, and not too bad to play for free. (can technically earn everything in game, some things would take a while but there seems to be good ingame$ alternatives). Does crash or freeze occasionally on +929
  • Played it and loved it on my wife's iPad so I'm excited to see it come to WP
  • Amazing available on 512ram phones also.Downloading now.
  • Glad to hear it been enjoying this game on my iPad for a couple weeks now.
  • Choppy on my 1020 and crashes sometimes. Looks gorgeous though.
  • Great game, hopefully gameloft will support and sort out some of the bugs.....it can be slow and freezes at times (not sure if thats a wifi connectivity issue on my end)......and man, my 1520 runs hot on this game.  The top of the phone literally cooks.  Which probably explains the huge battery drain.  I went from a 60% charge to 12% within 15 minutes of playing.....and I could have cooked an egg on my phone it was that hot.# But, like I said, a friggin awesome game :-)
  • This game crashed several times and now is not starting anymore on my 920 and 925...
  • Same in my 520, was not able to enter even once.Just keeps on crashing after opening it