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    Design and Build Authentic Medieval Castles!

    With CASTLES you can now design the layout of your own medieval dream castle. You'll need to pick a good site that is easily defendable from attack and then decide where to put towers, walls and doors. What kind of gatehouse should you build? How high should the battlements be? How hard should you make the peasants work and how much should they be taxed? Dare you get involved in quarrels between the church and state? Should you respond to pleas for help from neighboring barons, leaving your own walls exposed to siege?

    As lord or lady of the realm you'll be able to make life and death decisions over your fiefdom. Burden overtaxed peasants with tyrannical demands. Then, defend your castle in bloody battles against the angry, overtaxed peasants! Cheat workers of their hard-earned wages. Engage in brutal treachery and make scores of enemies, then sit in a cold, damp castle and wonder why no one likes you. All the neat things that went into making the medieval ages a swell time are in this package!

    CASTLES features:

    • 256 color VGA graphics.
    • Full musical score with major soundboard support.
    • Build individual castles or conquer the wild frontier in an eight game campaign.
    • Choose between realistic and magical settings.
    • Three levels of difficulty, from easy to challenging.

    Contributed by Roedie (5250) on Jan 18, 2002.

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    Strategically design and build a castle, deal with the neighboring barons, rule your people and speak your mind in the quarrel between church and state. It's all part of the fun and adventure in the award-winning Castles. As lord of lady of your fiefdom, your life or death decisions can make you revered or hated. The choice is yours in Castles!

    Contributed by Eurythmic (2697) on Jul 25, 1999.