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IntoTheVerticalBlank - 03/07/2022
Title Starts Off with a nice picture and some choppy digitized sound, but ok for the time. In game sounds are pretty standard spot effects, mostly sampled, but still sparse and amateurish. The graphics and animation are really good, but the game play suffers a bit from "Early ST" syndrome. This was a MAC port to the ST, and while I see why it could have been good on that machine, with it's lack of arcade titles, this really is a poor implementation on any other system. Each screen is filled with traps and monsters and you must make it to the exit though all of them. The problem is, control is very sketchy with the joystick and even worse with the keyboard. Your player moves up and down stairs really well, but every other action was a labor making you want to throw the joystick, Some fun can be had here if you have a lot of time to practice.
marco75 - 13/07/2018
The Angry Video Game Nerd reviewed the Sega Megadrive/Genesis version:

https://youtu.be/y4-7mWeY_Cs

Reportedly it plays like ass.
GeoMan - 04/06/2013
Used to play the B&W version on a Mac Quadra!

Information - Dark Castle

GenreArcade - Platformer (Multi-Screen)Year1988
Language[unknown]PublisherMirrorsoft
ControlsJoystick, Keyboard, MouseDistributorUbi Soft
Players1, DemoDeveloperSiliconBeach Software
ResolutionLowLicensed from-
Programmer(s)

Schwartz, Michael / Dresser, Jay

CountryFrance
Graphic Artist(s)

Wiebmer, Jim

Software
Game design

[unknown]

Box / Instructions
Musician(s)

[n/a]

LicenseCommercial
Sound FX

[unknown]

Serial
Cover Artist(s)ST TypeST, STe, TT / 0.5MB
MIDIVersion
DumpMISSINGNumber of Disks? / ? / HD Installable
Protection

Additional Comments - Dark Castle

Other versions with the same title:


Mirrorsoft (United Kingdom), Three Sixty Pacific ().

Book / Magazine Reviews - Dark Castle

 Atari ST User · June, 1988Rating: 8 

Dark Castle Atari review 

 ST Action · June, 1988Rating: 60 % 

Dark Castle Atari review 

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