The Castle

aka: The Castle and Princess.
Moby ID: 20353
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In the puzzle and platform game The Castle the player controls a prince that has to save the princess. To find his princess he must explore the castle, which has a hundred different rooms. Each room is a puzzle on its own as the prince must avoid enemy knights, fat Tiroler men, hazardous objects and has to use objects to get to the next door. In each room the prince has to collect keys and items, such as rings, gold bars and bottles. The bottles will give the prince an additional life. The keys may have different colors and only opens doors with the corresponding key color.


  • ザ・キャッスル - Japanese spelling

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Is the MSX release year correct?? djindio (1612) Nov 25, 2012



More keys and lives can be collected than what is shown in the HUD.

Here is Important key combinations to complete the game (from the Japanese manual):

Pressing 1 and 2 key simultaneously in Game Over screen allow to continue game. Pressing 1 and 2 simultaneously for 4 seconds in gameplay restarts room and returns all lost puzzle objects and drops one life.


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by koffiepad.

PC-98, PC-88 added by Trypticon. SG-1000 added by djindio. Sharp X1, PC-6001 added by Infernos. Windows added by firefang9212. FM-7 added by Unicorn Lynx.

Additional contributors: formercontrib, Infernos, Salavat Valiullin.

Game added December 10, 2005. Last modified September 30, 2023.