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Castle Master is the fourth and final individual game to use the Freescape first-person solid 3D game system (after Driller, Dark Side and Total Eclipse). As a Prince or Princess armed with a slingshot, you have to explore a medieval castle to free your beloved from the evil Magister.

Gameplay combines action and puzzle-solving, across four primary towers with three levels each. Doors must be opened using one of the ten included keys. These are unmarked, as are the various potions - making it a challenge to know which keys open which doors, and which potions are beneficial.

Contact with ghouls drains your energy, as does falling too far (there are narrow pathways to negotiate), while eating cheese can replenish this. Movement and aiming are controlled separately.


Castle Master Atari ST Some of the messages are really cryptic
Castle Master Atari ST Options screen
Castle Master Atari ST Player selection screen
Castle Master Atari ST A small passage with a torch

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Castle Master Magazine Advertisement Page 20

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) May, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ST Format May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The One Apr, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) May, 1990 835 out of 1000 84
Power Play Jun, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78


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Castle Master 3D 1 wu haomin
May 03, 2012


Spanish version

There was a Spanish version of this game. But it wasn't very complete. It was funny to see that some words were abbreviated to fit, using the same amount of letters than the English version.


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #5 Best Adventure Game in 1990
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #39 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #82 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Commodore Format
    • February 1991 (Issue 5) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)

Martin Smith (66830) added Castle Master (Atari ST) on Apr 07, 2004
Other platforms contributed by EboMike (3128), Quapil (4819), Delusion Master (133), Martin Smith (66830) and RodeoInTheGreatWhiteNorth (120)