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Crystal Castles (Atari 2600)

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Description

Bentley Bear is trapped in the Crystal Castles! To get out, he will need to collect all of the gems located throughout the castle. The game is played with an isometric view of the multi platformed castle. When Bentley collects all of the gems on the current castle, he will move on to the next, more difficult castle. Wandering throughout the castles are a wide variety of dangerous creatures, which Bentley should avoid. From time to time, a magic hat will appear. If Bentley collects the hat, he will temporarily be invincible to the castles inhabitants.

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Crystal Castles Atari 2600 Title screen
Crystal Castles Atari 2600 Collecting gems...
Crystal Castles Atari 2600 One of many multi platformed levels
Crystal Castles Atari 2600 Watch out for walking trees!

Alternate Titles

  • "Crystal Castles: Diamond Plateaus in Space" -- BBC Micro + Commodore 64 tag-lined title
  • "Crystal Castles: Bentley Bear's A-maze-ing Adventures" -- Atari 2600 tag-lined title

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The Video Game Critic Apr 09, 2004 B 75
Retroage Oct 23, 2010 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Crystal Castles appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Spectrum release

In a rather strange marketing move, US Gold made the Spectrum version 'Limited Edition', not pressing any more copies after the initial run. Stranger still, they later reissued the game on budget, and on a magazine cover-tape later still. The conversion was some time after the other formats, and not perceived as being of a high quality, so perhaps they wanted to limit the damage to their reputation.
Servo (55897) added Crystal Castles (Atari 2600) on May 11, 2003
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