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Castles (DOS)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Great Game. Wolfang (134) unrated
Classic strategy in a league of its own. Plix (207) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall MobyScore (24 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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92
Interface
Castles är ett fascinerande spel. Man gapar. Man blir överraskad. Man kan inte få nog! Grafiken är fantastisk och spelet kontrolleras helt med mus (tack för det). Konstruktiv underhållning på högsta nivå. Skaffa det.
80
Dragon
Overall, Castles is a good game. We were not as addicted to it as we were to SimCity. The graphics are excellent, though combat is not detailed enough. The feel of actually building castles and ruling a kingdom are present and very enjoyable. If you enjoyed SimCity and are looking for something to satiate your building urge, or if you enjoy medieval history, this game is for you. Interplay has done a fine job of creating an original and fun game out of the what might normally be considered a rather boring occupation: building castles.
57
Power Play
Die Idee, die hinter "Castles" steckt, ist eigentlich reizvoll. Schade nur, daß vom löblichen Ansatz langfristig nicht ganz so viel übrigbleibt. Freudig pfriemelt man sich zu Beginn des Spiels seine Traumburg im Grundrißmodus zusammen, verteilt Arbeiter, läßt Soldaten einen Wassergraben buddeln und murkst vorwitzige Keltenkrieger ab. Diese reißen nebenbei ein paar Mauern ein, die die Arbeiter mühsam wieder aufrichten - bis zur nächsten Attacke. Auf Dauer ist das etwas langweilig - da helfen selbst der Eroberungsmodus und zwei alternative Szenarios (Real-Mittelalter & Fantasy-Welt) nicht viel. Besonders wurmt mich, daß man beim Eigenbau nur auf Mauern und Türme beschränkt ist - Kleinigkeiten wie z.B. Gebäude, die in der Burg Platz finden könnten, fehlen leider.
40
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Construction and defense of Middle Ages upscale residential housing; graphically well-done and initially fascinating to watch. Castles can quickly become somewhat tedious. Is there a game in here, or is it a software toy?