In the early days of Knightmare.com, users could vote on different aspects of the show. The results were compiled together in 2001.
Back at the turn of the century, the results were quite striking in favour of the show's early years.
76% preferred the handpainted scenes by David Rowe over the outdoor castle locations. 70% preferred the original titles to the new version introduced in 1992, and a whopping 84% preferred the original skull lifeforce sequence to its successors.
Even when it came to the Knightmare gamebooks, the favour was stacked toward the earlier books that accompanied the earlier series. There's a noticeable drop-off for those that accompanied the 'outdoor' years. The first book, 'Can you beat the challenge?' polls highest, at 27%.
But the early years don't escape criticism completely. While the responses on offer were quite limited, over half the respondents (55%) said the show's worst challenge was over-difficult questions, which were a preserve of Knightmare's early years.
Blades rank best
Equally, it wasn't all bad news for the later years of Knightmare.
There was support for the Corridor of Blades as the show's best killing obstacle, with 47% of votes. The blades debuted in Series 4 (1990), when the outdoor locations and Eye Shield were introduced.
There is also some fondness for the hexagonal causeways, especially the three-stage 'Great Causeway' found towards the end of the Series 6 Dungeon. Only 4% of fans listed causeways as a worst puzzle.
In a slightly unexpected turn, the grimy Sylvester Hands topped the poll for Fear's best henchman (40%), with Atlantean seneschal Lissard (29%) slightly outnumbering Skarkill (25%).
Back in the days of dialup internet, there had been very limited repeats of the show, and none on free-to-air television. Much of these responses relied on memory and perhaps the odd VHS videotape.
Now that we've had regular repeats and access to footage, what would your responses look like today?
Best dungeon setting
|Handpainted / CGI||124||76%|
|Outdoor / Castles||39||24%|
Best life force
|Best life force||Votes||Percentage|
|Skull (Series 1-5)||139||84%|
|Skeleton (Series 6-7)||20||12%|
|Pie (Series 8)||6||4%|
|Causeway of Colours||13||8%|
|Causeway of Elements||34||22%|
Best dungeon killer
|Corridor of Blades||78||47%|
|Play Your Cards Right||16||10%|
|Stained Glass Window||7||4%|
|Trial by Spikes||22||13%|
|Set-built Dwarf Tunnels||24||15%|
|Can you beat the challenge?||61||27%|
|The Labyrinths of Fear||40||18%|
|Fortress of Assassins||46||20%|
|The Sorcerer's Isle||20||9%|
|The Forbidden Gate||15||7%|
|The Dragon's Lair||15||7%|
|Lord Fear's Domain||28||12%|