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Castle Master (DOS)

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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 Character select (CGA)
Castle Master DOS The wizard's hut (CGA)
Castle Master DOS This door rapidly opens and closes and need good timing to get through safely. (CGA)
Castle Master DOS Located a key. (CGA)

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User Reviews

The beggining Emepol (1547) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Jun, 1990 79 out of 100 79

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
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

Delusion Master (121) added Castle Master (DOS) on Aug 12, 2000
Other platforms contributed by EboMike (3009), Quapil (4742), Martin Smith (63154) and RodeoInTheGreatWhiteNorth (115)