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Description

Castle Blackstar is a single player text adventure set in a world of magic.

The player takes the role of an adventurer who has been dispatched by Lady Artemis into Castle Blackstar to recover an artefact, an orb. Any 'mortal treasure' recovered can be kept.

Progress through the game is recorded by points the player accumulates in their travels.

Screenshots

Castle Blackstar ZX Spectrum Outside the castle
Castle Blackstar Commodore 64 The quest.
Castle Blackstar ZX Spectrum Title Screen
Castle Blackstar ZX Spectrum Your quest

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Alternate Titles

  • "Blackstar" -- Amstrad PCW title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad PCW Sep, 1986 8.33 out of 10 83
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1985 81 out of 100 81
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1984 75 out of 100 75

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Trivia

Score

The maximum number of points possible in the Spectrum version is 240 while in the Commodore 64 version it is 250.

Awards

  • Zzap!
    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #10 'My Ten All-Time Favourites' (White Wizard)

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