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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 DOS Visiting Mr.Horse in the stables. (EGA)
Castle Master Atari ST Some of the messages are really cryptic
Castle Master DOS This door rapidly opens and closes and need good timing to get through safely. (CGA)
Castle Master Atari ST In the court yard

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The beggining DOS Emepol (1558)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 May, 1990 93 out of 100 93
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1990 92 out of 100 92
The One Atari ST Apr, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Jun, 1990 88 out of 100 88
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1990 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST May, 1990 835 out of 1000 84
Power Play DOS Jun, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 7 out of 10 70


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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)

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