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Castle Blackstar is a single player text adventure set in a world of magic.

The player takes the role of an adventurer who has been dispatched by Lady Artemis into Castle Blackstar to recover an artefact, an orb. Any 'mortal treasure' recovered can be kept.

Progress through the game is recorded by points the player accumulates in their travels.


Castle Blackstar ZX Spectrum Title Screen
Castle Blackstar ZX Spectrum Start of your quest
Castle Blackstar ZX Spectrum Your quest
Castle Blackstar ZX Spectrum Outside the castle

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Alternate Titles

  • "Blackstar" -- Amstrad PCW title

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Crash! Mar, 1984 75 out of 100 75


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The maximum number of points possible in the Spectrum version is 240 while in the Commodore 64 version it is 250.


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piltdown_man (151727) added Castle Blackstar (ZX Spectrum) on Apr 26, 2012
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