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Castle Master

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Castle Master DOS Inside the wizard's hut, but still outside the castle (EGA)
Castle Master Amstrad CPC Select your language
Castle Master Atari ST A small passage with a torch
Castle Master ZX Spectrum Character selection

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User Reviews

The beggining DOS Emepol (1547)

The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Zzap! Commodore 64 May, 1990 93 out of 100 93
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Jun, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1990 86 out of 100 86
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 680 out of 1000 68

Forums

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Castle Master 3D 1 wu haomin
May 03, 2012

Trivia

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.

Awards

  • 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"

Contributed to by EboMike (3009), Quapil (4741), Delusion Master (121), Martin Smith (63138) and RodeoInTheGreatWhiteNorth (115)