Magic & Legend: Time Knights

In Magic and Legend: Time Knights, the first in a trilogy of games; players will follow the tale of the titular heroes as they travel through time to fight off malevolent invaders.


Both Magic and Legend feature their own unique set of abilities, letting players experiment with the right tactics and get a feel of the playstyle that suits them best. Of course, in case they can’t make up their minds (because both are equally fun to use), they can always switch between the two characters at any time on the fly.

The game features 5 large sprawling levels over the time periods:

  • Level 1: The Journey Begins… (Present Day)
  • Level 2: Medieval Times
  • Level 3: Sengoku Period
  • Level 4: Ancient Rome
  • Level 5: The Crown Jewel Heist (60’s London)

For each level Magic and Legend have their own costumes and weapons and just for fun there are also 4 bonus levels.

Lastly, to ensure the world is safe, the boys go up against a final boss who is hell bent on taking out Magic & Legend so they can take the planet for themselves.


Official Trailer for Magic & Legend: Time Knights
Teaser Trailer #2

The Magic & Legend Trilogy

Magic & Legend:
Time Knights

(1st Game)
Magic & Legend:
Star Seekers
(2nd Game)
Magic & Legend:
Beam Up
(3rd Game)

Where to get the game


Available for

  • Gameboy
  • Gameboy Color
  • Gameboy Advance
  • Analogue Pocket


Available for

  • Gameboy
  • Gameboy Color
  • Analogue Pocket
  • Web
  • Windows (x64)
  • MacOS
  • Linux (x64)
  • PlayStation Vita
  • Nintendo 3DS / 2DS
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Nintendo 64 (via Everdrive)
  • Steam


Available for

  • Google Play
  • Amazon App Store

Physical Version Box Art

Cartridge Label

Other Box Art

Cassette Case Box Art
Japanese Box Art

Compare Gameboy with Gameboy Color



Website Reviews


Reviewed by Retro Faith

Developer Interviews

Print Magazine Mentions

Special Thanks to:
  • Andrew Fisher
  • Darran Jones

Retro Gamer Review: 80%

News Byte: Issue 242, Page 85

Review: Issue 243, Page 87

YouTube Reviews

YouTuber: GameHammer Classic Gaming
YouTuber: RetroActive
YouTuber: The Game Beaters
YouTuber: 8BitBoyUK
YouTuber: Total Level
YouTuber: PK in the Universe
YouTuber: New Retro Adventures
YouTuber: Obscure Games and Consoles
YouTuber: Onaretrotip
YouTuber: Pixel Cherry Ninja (Starts at 3m 43s)
YouTuber: Zocker Omi [Language: German]

Are you a social media influencer? Do you work for a magazine, blog or website and want to review the game? Reach out to me on Twitter: @ghamson.

You will receive a press kit with the game rom, artwork, music as well as the background to the game + other details.

Homebrew Site Mentions

Homebrew Site Mentions:

Thank you so much for following the development of my game!!!

Homebrew Streamers playing the beta

YouTuber: HomebrewHeaven
YouTuber: The “Official” Rom Hack Database


Magic & Legend: Time Knights was made using GB Studio 2 beta 5.

Assets were either created by the developer (Giles Hamson) from scratch or by using community assets from and other community sites.

Music was entirely taken from the GB Studio and community.

A big thank you to everyone who creates these assets and no-code IDE’s. They allow amateurs game developers like me to bring their creativity to life!

A massive thank you to John Roo for supporting the physical release of this game. It is a dream come true to see my game being sold and a true inspiration for my kids,

Lastly, to all the YouTubers, magazine reviewers and social media influencers for taking an interest in the game and creating content! You’re all awesome!