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The puzzle and platform game Castle Excellent is a sequel to The Castle. In Castle Excellent you control a prince that has to save the princess again.

To find your princess you have to explore the castle, which has 100 different rooms. Each room is a puzzle on its own as you have to avoid enemy knights, fat Tiroler men, hazardous objects and have to use objects to get to the next door. In each room you have to collect keys and items like rings and gold bars. The keys may have different colors and only opens doors with the corresponding key color.

The main difference with the original The Castle game is that the castle rooms are completely redesigned and contain many new challenges. The game play has not changed.


Castlequest FM-7 Title screen
Castlequest NES Collect the objects
Castlequest FM-7 Oh wow, those new dudes are dangerous...
Castlequest Sharp X1 First screen, need to get that map. Unlike in the Famicom/NES version, here the Knights don't shoot arrows at you

Alternate Titles

  • "Castle Excellent" -- Japanese title

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Nintendo Power Magazine NES Sep, 1989 3 out of 5 60
HonestGamers NES Feb 13, 2009 1 out of 10 10
HonestGamers NES Oct 20, 2007 1 out of 10 10


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