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Castle of Dr. Brain is the first in a series of educational puzzle-games from Sierra. This brain-blasting game is set, how surprisingly, in Dr. Brain's castle, where the player will have to beat Dr. Brain's traps and puzzles in order to fulfill the assignment given. The game consists three levels of difficulty what makes the game a bit different every time it is played.


Castle of Dr. Brain DOS Math puzzle
Castle of Dr. Brain DOS Math puzzle
Castle of Dr. Brain DOS Guide the little robot through the maze by activating signals that cause it to turn right at intersections.
Castle of Dr. Brain DOS The planetarium after the monolith has appeared - a clear hint to "Space Odyssey".

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Alternate Titles

  • "ドクターブレイン パズルの城" -- Japanese spelling
  • "בטירתו של ד"ר מוח" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Mathemagical Mansion" -- Working title
  • "Dr. Brain: Puzzle no Shiro" -- Japanese title
  • "Das Schloß von Dr. Brain" -- German title
  • "Castillo del Dr. Brain" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

All this puzzle-solving just to become a scientist's apprentice? DOS Katakis | カタキス (43217)
The first and the best in the series DOS Afex Tween (172)
An excellent way to spend the afternoon. DOS Tiamat (18)

Critic Reviews

Dragon DOS Apr, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Games-X DOS Jan 02, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Mania Amiga Jul, 1992 78 out of 100 78
Play Time DOS Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1992 61 out of 100 61
PC-Spiele '93 DOS 1992 6 out of 10 60
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1992 55 out of 100 55
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1992 50 out of 100 50
Alle PC Spiele DOS 1993 Unscored Unscored


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max points 1 lesmana (20)
Aug 20, 2010



The biggest fan of Dr. Brain is in the puzzle room. Click and read on the fan.


First you have to play until you go to the crossbar game. When you can see, some names. Choose them. You'll get some funny instructions.


The DOS version of the game had two different releases, VGA and EGA / Tandy. See the screenshots.


  • Aziza's table from Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire is standing in the puzzle room.
  • In the game, there is a rubber tree in the third floor hallway, and if you examine it, the second sentence of the message will read as follows: "These can be very useful should you fall off a high cliff." This must be a reference to the Sierra-style "death" in The Secret of Monkey Island.
  • If you look in the mirror (in the corridor right behind the castle entrance), the comment says: "How does that go? 'Mirror, mirror on the wall...' No, that only works in Mixed-Up Fairy Tales.
Information also contributed by 6⅞ of Nine and Itay Shahar
Contributed to by POMAH (66855), Kabushi (257787), Terok Nor (34300) and Tomer Gabel (4633)