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The Video Game Critic
Despite the 1983 technology, the game makes an admirable attempt at voice synthesis. The control scheme uses both a joystick and keyboard, which is awkward to say the least. You're better off with a second player manning the keyboard. Despite its primitive nature, Wolfenstein's attention to detail is commendable. For example, if you steal a guard's bullets, he can chase you - but can't shoot. And I appreciate how when you kill guards, they remain dead even when you re-enter the same room. But what really impressed me was the ability to save my place. Even using the 20-year-old 5 ¼ inch floppy, my game saved without a hitch. Castle Wolfenstein is a landmark video game, and if you can stomach the minimal graphics and awkward control, you're in for a good time.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Arcade "classics," these products take the
dungeon mentality and transfer it to World
War II. Castle Wolfenstein postulates an escape
from a Nazi castle, while Beyond Castle
Wolfenstein offers infiltration of a Nazi fortress
to assassinate Adolf Hitler. As serious as Pac-Man, its graphics are dated, but it remains in
||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
|Sound / Music
||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
|Story / Presentation
||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
|Overall MobyScore (2 votes)
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