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Castle Master

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
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3.5
Commodore 64
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3.0
ZX Spectrum
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3.7
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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 Inventory and status screen (EGA)
Castle Master DOS The horse in the stables (CGA)
Castle Master Atari ST Title screen
Castle Master Amstrad CPC I try the door but it is locked

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User Reviews

The beggining DOS Emepol (1547)

The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1990 92 out of 100 92
The One Atari ST Apr, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS May, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
64'er Commodore 64 1991 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1990 680 out of 1000 68
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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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"
  • 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)

Contributed to by EboMike (3009), Quapil (4739), Delusion Master (121), Martin Smith (63107) and RodeoInTheGreatWhiteNorth (115)