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Castlequest (Sharp X1)

Castlequest Sharp X1 Title screen

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Description

The puzzle and platform game Castle Excellent is a sequel to The Castle. In Castle Excellent you control a prince that has to save the princess again.

To find your princess you have to explore the castle, which has 100 different rooms. Each room is a puzzle on its own as you have to avoid enemy knights, fat Tiroler men, hazardous objects and have to use objects to get to the next door. In each room you have to collect keys and items like rings and gold bars. The keys may have different colors and only opens doors with the corresponding key color.

The main difference with the original The Castle game is that the castle rooms are completely redesigned and contain many new challenges. The game play has not changed.

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Castlequest Sharp X1 The dagger is exclusive to the Famicom/NES version, the only way to kill enemies here is to drop an object on them or get the elevator to crush them
Castlequest Sharp X1 Need to grab the Oxygen tanks to breathe underwater
Castlequest Sharp X1 Standing in the Power Light makes you invincible for a certain period of time
Castlequest Sharp X1 Also unlike the Famicom/NES version, the witch doesn't summon other enemies here

Alternate Titles

  • "Castle Excellent" -- Japanese title

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Trivia

Famicom save data support

In the original Famicom version, the game saved the player's progress provided they had either the Famicom Data Recorder, which records game data to audio cassettes, or the ASCII Turbofile, which saves game data to battery-backed RAM. Since neither of these peripherals were released outside Japan, non-Japanese versions did not support saving. However, The number of lives the player starts out with was increased from 4 to 50, among other differences.
Infernos (7204) added Castlequest (Sharp X1) on Apr 03, 2014
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