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The King of Isbisima has entrusted you, Magic Knight, with the task of getting a present for his daughter. He sends you into the castle of Spiteland, which is overloading with treasures to uncover. Whether you return with them to please the King, or simply flee with everything you can get, is up to you.

Either way, the gameplay is platform-based, with enemies floating around to rob you of energy on contact. There are also scrolling mazes to move through. As you collect objects (often by using some of the other items you collect, to create chemical reactions of sorts and adding an element of lateral thinking), you must try to trade them for the most valuable items you can get.


Finders Keepers ZX Spectrum Control options
Finders Keepers ZX Spectrum Instructions part 2
Finders Keepers ZX Spectrum On a ledge
Finders Keepers ZX Spectrum Blue tomb.

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Alternate Titles

  • "King of the Castle" -- Enterprise title

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Critic Reviews

Personal Computer Games Feb, 1985 9 out of 10 90
Your Spectrum Jun, 1985 13 out of 15 87
Crash! Feb, 1985 85 out of 100 85
Tilt Sep, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67


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According to the magazine Retro Gamer (issue #1), the game was Mastertronic's #4 best selling game (330.758 copies).

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  • Auld Games (released a remake of Finders Keepers for Windows.)
Martin Smith (66801) added Finders Keepers (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 10, 2005
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