Defender of the Crown was a revelation when i first saw it on the Amiga. WOW! The graphics were just too good to be true. I mean, hey, this game dates from 1986!
You never finished it? It's not that hard actually - provided you have the right strategy.
And yeah, jousting sucks - never quite figured out how to win in the tournaments. Luckily, you can win the game without it.
Oh, and here's one for you Burge! Check out the attachment