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Atari ST User
Animation of the hero and some of the opponents is quite good with some added touches - the hero staggers around when dazed, for example, and old whiplash Willie is quite a giggle to watch. While the game may only be ringing a few changes on an old theme, it does so with a degree of panache that makes Dark Castle worth playing.
The blurb on the packaging of Mirrorsoft's Dark Castle says: "can you survive.." The finishing touch, for me, has to be "... the boredom?" This game is a real dodo. Granted, the load-up screen and selection screens are very prettily drawn and the sampled music is good, but the fact is, behind all the gloss and pretty pictures, the game is simply a platform game, and not a good one at that. The controls are horrendously difficult to come to terms with and this, combined with the extreme slowness, makes it an infinitely forgettable game. Thumbs down!
The Games Machine (UK)
Combining the badly designed control method with the continual swapping of three disks results in a slow and frustrating game. The graphics and sound are of a relatively high standard but they are not sufficient to counter the poor gameplay.