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Dark Castle (Genesis)

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

User Reviews

Not scary, but not cute either. Just horrible. Mango Man (5) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 1.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 1.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 1.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 1.7
Overall MobyScore (10 votes) 1.6

The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
Mean Machines
This game is so bad, criticising it is like kicking a sad, retarded cripple while he's down. Apart from the laughable sampled sound, everything about it is diabolical. The graphics look like they've been lifted from a particularly crap Master System game - well, look at the screenshots and agree.
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
"Oui mon coeur, je m'en occupe tout de suite, j'ai une idée". Quoi de mieux pour caler un bon meuble qu'une cartouche bien pourrie qui n'aurait pas pu rêver d'une meilleure utilité.
Crap games often develop a cult following, people who want to witness a massive trainwreck unfold onscreen. Like a runaway locomotive aimed squarely at a gas station full of starving Ethiopian babies, you know something BIG is gonna happen at the end. But this time around, it's not an entertainingly explosive trainwreck like you'd find in Sword of Sodan. I doubt you'll be able to put up with the game long enough to see even half the badness. In Dark Castle, the train runs you over before it explodes. And you can't enjoy the ensuing calamity if you're dead.
Dark Castle isn't just a bad game, it is THE bad game. As a collector, I bought it because I knew that was doing to suck and I wanted to experience it firsthand. The gameplay could have been fun if EA had decided to actually work on the game, as the concept was reasonably sound. The controls are pathetic and the fact that you control a complete muppet who can barely walk up steps is just ridiculous. This game is great as a paperweight, a doorstop, or something to prop up a broken table leg, but as a game it's the poorest of the poor.