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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 The pit of death (CGA)
Castle Master Commodore 64 Too bad I don't have my bathing suit with me..
Castle Master Atari ST A small passage with a torch
Castle Master Atari ST Player selection screen

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User Reviews

The beggining DOS Emepol (1559)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1990 93 out of 100 93
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST May, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Zzap! Amiga May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ST Format Atari ST May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 88 out of 100 88
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1990 850 out of 1000 85
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 76 out of 100 76

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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)

Contributed to by EboMike (3005), Quapil (4722), Delusion Master (121), Martin Smith (63001) and RodeoInTheGreatWhiteNorth (114)