Castle Master (Commodore 64)

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Castle Master is the fourth and final individual game to use the Freescape first-person solid 3D game system (after Driller, Dark Side and Total Eclipse). As a Prince or Princess armed with a slingshot, you have to explore a medieval castle to free your beloved from the evil Magister.

Gameplay combines action and puzzle-solving, across four primary towers with three levels each. Doors must be opened using one of the ten included keys. These are unmarked, as are the various potions - making it a challenge to know which keys open which doors, and which potions are beneficial.

Contact with ghouls drains your energy, as does falling too far (there are narrow pathways to negotiate), while eating cheese can replenish this. Movement and aiming are controlled separately.


Castle Master Commodore 64 Title screen
Castle Master Commodore 64 Too bad I don't have my bathing suit with me..
Castle Master Commodore 64 The same pool, drained
Castle Master Commodore 64 In the kitchen

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Zzap! May, 1990 93 out of 100 93
The Games Machine (UK) May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Commodore Format Jul, 1992 87 out of 100 87
64'er 1991 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1990 7 out of 12 58


Topic # Posts Last Post
Castle Master 3D 1 wu haomin
May 03, 2012


Spanish version

There was a Spanish version of this game. But it wasn't very complete. It was funny to see that some words were abbreviated to fit, using the same amount of letters than the English version.


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #5 Best Adventure Game in 1990
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #39 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #82 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Commodore Format
    • February 1991 (Issue 5) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)

Quapil (4732) added Castle Master (Commodore 64) on Jul 27, 2003
Other platforms contributed by EboMike (3005), Delusion Master (121), Martin Smith (63029) and RodeoInTheGreatWhiteNorth (114)