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Dark Castle (Commodore 64)

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Description

The Black Knight has brought misery to the land, and the end way to end this is to enter his haunted house to slay him. You are the brave adventurer taking on this quest through 14 increasingly-tough zones.

The bulk of the game is side-viewed, involving single screens to pass through, which incorporate ropes, cages and trapdoor. There are enemies walking, flying and hovering through this, and many of them respawn. Unusually your weapon to take them on (rocks) can be thrown through 360 degrees, which aims to make the gameplay more realistic and methodical. The screens were linked by hub screens, which the player passes through simply by clicking on a door.

Screenshots

Dark Castle Commodore 64 Loading screen
Dark Castle Commodore 64 Running through the door - the animation of this is strangely camp
Dark Castle Commodore 64 A more conventional platforming screen
Dark Castle Commodore 64 Ropes to deal with here

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1988 580 out of 1000 58

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Trivia

Christmas

When the PC clock/calendar reads 25 Dec, a Christmas tree appears in the great hall of the castle.

Sound

The game featured digital sounds with the PC Speaker. However, the PC version sounded way inferior to the Mac version.

T-shirts

There was a Dark Castle and Beyond Dark Castle t-shirt and sweatshirt offer that came with the game.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #136 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
Information also contributed by Chris Mikesell
Martin Smith (63130) added Dark Castle (Commodore 64) on Dec 28, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Olivier Masse (421), Sciere (257185), Kabushi (122912), Martin Smith (63130), Timo W. (204) and Scaryfun (11693)