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Cadaver is an isometric 3D arcade adventure, played using a joystick and keys. In the person of the thief Karadoc, the player sets out to raid the five stories of the castle Wulf. Legend has it that it’s filled with treasure. What the legend didn’t say is that the Castle is also filled with deadly traps, riddles and monsters. Surviving is not only a question of defending your life. Karadoc needs to explore the murky dungeons and eerie corridors to prove his wit in collecting and interacting with objects, putting them to the right use, mastering spells and solving tasks posed by the gods. Quick reflexes and jumping skill wouldn’t hurt either. The ultimate objective is to kill the necromancer, Dianos.

Karadoc's basic skills include the ability to walk, jump, climb stairs and fight monsters. There are three major modes of controlling the dwarf and his actions: basic movement, interacting with objects via icons and the rucksack.


Cadaver DOS Before going to bed, I usually flip through some books.
Cadaver Amiga Inventory
Cadaver DOS Obviously, the old man doesn't like visitors.
Cadaver Atari ST Title screen

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User Reviews

A great experience DOS René Pedersen (10)
Isometric puzzle feast Amiga Wojtek Mata (4)
They don't make adventure games like this anymore Amiga Ken0x (59)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Oct, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Atari ST User Atari ST Aug, 1994 91 out of 100 91 DOS Mar 23, 2011 18 out of 20 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Nov, 1990 90 out of 100 90 Amiga Mar 23, 2011 18 out of 20 90
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Atari ST Oct, 1990 86 out of 100 86
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1992 86 out of 100 86
ST Format Atari ST Oct, 1990 81 out of 100 81
PC Review UK DOS 1991 7 out of 10 70


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The box contained a certificate "For bravely adventuring through Castle Wulf and defeating The Necromancer". If you filled in your name and the message from the end of the game, and sent it to The Bitmap Brothers per mail, the certificate would be approved and stamped.


Cadaver is the acclaimed developer’s first attempt of a puzzle-oriented game. It isn’t very surprising that it’s also been their last attempt: it was no commercial success.


To save your game, you had to pay a price: Some of the coins you collected along the way were subtracted. The required amount rose with each subsequent save. Thus, you had better think twice before investing your precious coins.

Title translation

"Cadaver" is Spanish for "Corpse".


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #4 Best Adventure Game in 1990
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #52 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– #3 Best Arcade Action Game in 1992
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