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What does the Black Knight say?

By Mutilatedlips

52 days ago



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#1 52 days ago

Black Knight sword of rage question.
After getting all the KNIGHT letters and starting the old school Black Knight mode, the screen changes and he says something that sounds like " I will play you my Penny." Which is not very black knight sounding, but my ears are not what they used to be.
Can anybody shed some light on what he actually says?
Thanks!

#2 52 days ago
Quoted from Mutilatedlips:

Black Knight sword of rage question.
After getting all the KNIGHT letters and starting the old school Black Knight mode, the screen changes and he says something that sounds like " I will play you my Penny." Which is not very black knight sounding, but my ears are not what they used to be.
Can anybody shed some light on what he actually says?
Thanks!

I will slay you, my enemy.

#3 51 days ago

"There's a bathroom on the right" = "There's a bad moon on the rise"

#4 51 days ago

HA! I thought it said "I will play you my game". Silly 1980s sound bytes.

#5 49 days ago

The original 1980 BK speech is pretty crude and low-rez compared to today's tech alright. 'Slay' sounds like 'play' even if you've heard it a thousand times.
And how they turned 'again' into 'against' wasn't very good either, the 'st' sound on the end is very weak. 'Three' sounds like 'th-lee'. "Fight again th-lee enemies". XD

#6 48 days ago

Lol, thank you. It was really bugging me

#7 48 days ago

The original BK vocabulary:
bkvoc (resized).jpg

To save ROM space, for example "fight" and "right" are made by replacing "n" from "knight" with "f " or "r". "Slay" sounds like "play" because "s" needs a good high frequency response, which the old speech board couldn't afford so it is a bit muddled.

Anyway, clever programming to synthesize many new words by re-arranging the samples!

And I just can't keep myself from reading this topic aloud in deep voice: "WHAT - DOES - THEE - BLACK - KNIGHT - SLAY"

#8 45 days ago

All good points. I would add that it is hard to get the critical high and mid frequencies to your ear when it is playing through a single speaker facing the floor.

#9 45 days ago
Quoted from Schwaggs:

All good points. I would add that it is hard to get the critical high and mid frequencies to your ear when it is playing through a single speaker facing the floor.

And a carpeted floor. I think I'll try temporarily connecting a smaller speaker behind the grille that is under the head just to see how it sounds. I got lots of leftover transistor radio speakers I could play around with.

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