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Olli & Lissa: The Ghost of Shilmore Castle

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
2.1
Commodore 64
60
2.5
ZX Spectrum
...
2.5
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Description

Panic at Shilmore Castle! For years it is inhabited by ghost Sir Humphrey and his pals Olli and Lisa but it is bought up by Eugine Portcullis III Jnr who wants to break it down and ship it to the States, bit by bit. Being rather attached to his castle, Sir Humphrey wants to scare Eugene away for good. Unfortunately, Sir Humphrey has lost his ability to make himself invisible. He can only regain his power by mixing special ingredients that Olli must find.

In this flick-screen platform game you control Olli who must find each ingredient and return it one after another to Sir Humphrey within a set time limit. In each screen there are spooks, snakes and bats as well as dangerous gapes to avoid. Olli cannot really die, but when touched by a baddie he gets set back at the start of a screen costing valuable time.

Collect all eight ingredients and Eugine Portcullis III Jnr. will be scared away for good.

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Olli & Lissa: The Ghost of Shilmore Castle ZX Spectrum Title screen
Olli & Lissa: The Ghost of Shilmore Castle Commodore 64 Pixel-perfect jumping is required to avoid the baddies.
Olli & Lissa: The Ghost of Shilmore Castle Commodore 64 Title screen.
Olli & Lissa: The Ghost of Shilmore Castle Commodore 64 Action gets a bit more hectic with baddies and gaps to avoid.

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The Press Says

Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Apr, 1987 73 out of 100 73
Commodore User Commodore 64 Apr, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 68 out of 100 68
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 13 out of 20 65
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 50 out of 100 50
Tilt Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 8 out of 20 40

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Contributed to by Martin Smith (63159) and Tim Janssen (2499)