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The Black Knight has brought misery to the land, and the end way to end this is to enter his haunted house to slay him. You are the brave adventurer taking on this quest through 14 increasingly-tough zones.

The bulk of the game is side-viewed, involving single screens to pass through, which incorporate ropes, cages and trapdoor. There are enemies walking, flying and hovering through this, and many of them respawn. Unusually your weapon to take them on (rocks) can be thrown through 360 degrees, which aims to make the gameplay more realistic and methodical. The screens were linked by hub screens, which the player passes through simply by clicking on a door.


Dark Castle Macintosh Trouble 2
Dark Castle DOS Title Screen (CGA)
Dark Castle Commodore 64 Ropes to deal with here
Dark Castle Amiga Game keys

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Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Atari ST Jun, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Amiga Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Tilt Macintosh Apr, 1987 15 out of 20 75
Power Unlimited CD-i Sep, 1993 7.2 out of 10 72
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1996 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1988 7.4 out of 12 62
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST May, 1988 47 out of 100 47
Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1988 41 out of 100 41
Mega Play Magazine Genesis Nov, 1991 12 out of 40 30
The CD-i Collective CD-i 2004 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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When the PC clock/calendar reads 25 Dec, a Christmas tree appears in the great hall of the castle.


The game featured digital sounds with the PC Speaker. However, the PC version sounded way inferior to the Mac version.


There was a Dark Castle and Beyond Dark Castle t-shirt and sweatshirt offer that came with the game.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #136 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
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