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Star Castle (Vectrex)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.7
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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 5.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 5.0
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Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed -
Overall MobyScore (1 vote) 4.7


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The Video Game Critic
This old arcade game is not found on many video game consoles. You control a small ship like the one from Asteroids (rotate, thrust, fire). The star castle is at the center of the screen, surrounded by a multi-layered, rotating shield. You can shoot away sections of the shield, but don't destroy an entire layer or it will regenerate -- along with an additional layer. This is an extremely difficult game. Even if enough holes are created to expose the core, it takes pinpoint accuracy to destroy the star castle. You'll also need to keep an eye out for guided missiles. A good strategy of dealing with them is to use the edge of the screen as an escape route. Star Castle is a real cult classic, and it presents a major challenge to shooter fans. Note: This was the acknowledged influence for the Atari 2600 game Yars' Revenge.
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TeleMatch
Ich kann mir nicht helfen: Mir hat Star Castle keinen allzu großen Spaß bereitet; zu wenig anders ist das Spiel, zu wenig unterscheidet es sich von mehreren Spielen ähnlichen Typs. Originalität ist bei dieser Cassette nicht Trumpf, und zunehmend kritischer darf man doch wohl in Anbetracht dessen, was heute realisiert werden kann und bereits worden ist, wohl sein.