Castle Adventure

aka: Golden Wombat
Moby ID: 13439
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This game is like a cross between a Kroz game and a text adventure -- the player moves through a castle using the arrow keys, picking up equipment and battling monsters in real-time along the way; however, at any time, it is also possible to type simple commands into the game's text parser, allowing a greater variety of actions and more complex solutions to problems. The object of the game is to escape from the 83-room castle while collecting as many of the thirteen available treasures as possible.


Credits (DOS version)




Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 7 ratings with 1 reviews)

Did i enjoyed this game? Hell Yea!

The Good
I´m huge fan of adventure games, and especially of those which are taking place in houses or castles only, so CA was perfect for me. Most of my friends didn´t like this game because of almost non-existing graphics, but CA is exception, graphics doesn´t play role here. I really loved this game´s singularity, to built up attractive adventure with almost nothing (like smiley face Angry Demon). After beating this game I got idea to draw a map of those 83 rooms and build castle of it ... of course, this idea is still not implemented. There´s no much to say about this game, you have to try it by yourself!

The Bad
Too short... It was really huge disappointment if game was over.

The Bottom Line
Don´t look at graphics, gameplay is really good... If you´re fan of adventure games then try it, good classic!!! It may be more powerful if you try it with some old computer, i beat it with Tandy 1000.

DOS · by agouibo (42) · 2006


Open source version

A modernized open source version called Castle is available. The website can be found in the related links section.


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Related Sites +

  • Castle
    A free, modern version of Castle Adventure
  • The Key to the Castle
    This shrine provides a history of the game along with detailed information on play.

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 13439
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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Demian Katz.

Additional contributors: Sciere, Max Trinitron, Sven Torgensen.

Game added May 26, 2004. Last modified January 3, 2024.