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Castles of Adventure (Windows)

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Description

Castles of Adventure is an top-down adventure game where the player explores environments such as grasslands, forests, dungeons, buildings and lakes in a search for treasure. To complete each level, the player must find and collect all the treasure pieces. Along the way the player can come upon locked doors that require finding a key, statues that block the way and can be pushed around, secret passages, and teleporters. There are two special items that can be found, the "Lumberjack's Axe" which allows chopping down trees in the player's way, and the "Boots of Water Walking". There are no enemies of any kind or dangers in the game, though it's possible to get stuck in a dead end without a way to exit.

The game comes with three mapsets, each of them consisting of a sequence of levels connected by a simple storyline. It is also possible to play a standalone map. The game includes a level editor, allowing the player to create his own maps and connect them into mapsets.

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Castles of Adventure Windows Exploring the twisty passages of an old castle.
Castles of Adventure Windows Making something in the level editor.
Castles of Adventure Windows The overhead map.
Castles of Adventure Windows Beginning the first level of "Dungeon of Smaug".

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Music

The game comes bundled with several MIDI files used as in-game music. These consist of:

In version 1.0.4 of the game:

  • Bachin04.mid - "Invention No. 4 in D minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Bachin13.mid - "Invention No. 13 in A minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Bachin15.mid - "Invention No. 15 in B minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Beethoven_Moonlight_Sonata.mid - the Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven, sequenced by Edward Grant
  • Debussy_Arabesque.mid - "Arabesque No. 1" by Claude Debussy, MIDI recorded live by Dorothy Gull
  • fanfare.mid - title and author unknown
  • mi_cinema.mid - "シ・ネ・マ" ("Cinema") from the anime series Maison Ikkoku, sequenced by Fegg
  • Mozart_25_K_183_No1.mid - "Symphony No. 25 in G minor (K. 183)" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, sequenced by Jason M. Stone
  • Popcorn.mid - "Popcorn" by Gershon Kingsley (Hot Butter's version)
  • Questions.mid - Original composition by André Boulé (1998)
  • Save The World_ffmid.mid - "Save the World" from Final Fantasy Legend II, sequenced by "Sr Bahamut" (Remy T. Durocher)
  • sf_ken.mid - "Ken's Theme" from Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
  • Wagner_Valkyries_Riding.mid - "Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner, sequenced by L. Roberts


In version 1.0.10:

  • Beck-Where_It's_At.mid - "Where It's At" by Beck, sequenced by David Daigneault
  • Beethoven_Midnight_Blue.mid - "Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13" (movement 2), sequenced by Wesley Venable
  • Beethoven_Moonlight_Sonata.mid - the Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven, sequenced by Edward Grant
  • Dave_Matthews_Band-Crash_Into_Me.mid - "Crash into Me" by Dave Matthews Band, sequenced by Ryan Ratkiewicz
  • Debussy_Arabesque.mid - "Arabesque No. 1" by Claude Debussy, MIDI recorded live by Dorothy Gull
  • Jamiroquai-Virtual_Insanity.mid - "Virtual Insanity" by Jamiroquai, sequenced by Doc Savage
  • Metallica-Nothing_Else_Matters.mid - "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica
  • Mozart_25_K_183_No1.mid - "Symphony No. 25 in G minor (K. 183)" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, sequenced by Jason M. Stone
  • Mozart_K_175.mid - "Piano Concerto No. 5 in D major (K. 175)" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, sequenced by B. Fisher
  • NIN-Head_Like_A_Hole.mid - "Head Like a Hole" by Nine Inch Nails, sequenced by Warren Rice
  • REM-Shiny_Happy_People.mid - "Shiny Happy People" by R.E.M.
  • Smashing_Pumpkins-Tonight_Tonight.mid - "Tonight, Tonight" by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Smashmouth-Walking_on_the_Sun.mid - "Walkin' on the Sun" by Smash Mouth
  • Sound_Garden-Black_Hole_Sun.mid - "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden, originally sequenced by Anthony Peters, remixed by [email protected]
  • Stone_Temple_Pilots-Plush.mid - "Plush" by Stone Temple Pilots, sequenced by Chucki Ho
  • Wagner_Valkyries_Riding.mid - "Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner, sequenced by L. Roberts
  • Weezer-Say_It_Ain't_So.mid - "Say It Ain't So" by Weezer, sequenced by Bob Williams

Remake

Since 2010, the developer, Aaron Lake, has been working on a browser-based remake of the game, also named Castles of Adventure; however, it has not been updated since early 2012. The website for the game can be found here.

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JudgeDeadd (12424) added Castles of Adventure (Windows) on Apr 06, 2014