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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 Atari ST Options screen
Castle Master DOS The curing room contains some delicious fish (right) and an inedible animal on the rack to the left. (EGA)
Castle Master Commodore 64 The same pool, drained
Castle Master Amstrad CPC A cottage outside the castle

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User Reviews

The beggining DOS Emepol (1559)

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 Games Machine (UK) Atari ST May, 1990 92 out of 100 92
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1990 850 out of 1000 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS May, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
64'er Commodore 64 1991 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1990 7 out of 12 58

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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"
  • 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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