Dark Castle

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A version for the Mega Drive/Genesis was released by Electronic Arts in 1991. Many believed this version did not do the game justice, citing sloppy controls, altered graphics, and cut sounds, it was panned by critics and gamers alike.

The game opens with a distant vista of the titular castle with storm clouds in the distance. The opening notes of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor play and are followed by thunderclaps. The title along with the programming and development credits are shown on this screen.

Movement within Dark Castle is typical for most platformers. Duncan can run, jump and duck, and can throw a limited supply of rocks at his enemies. More rocks can be found in little bags along the way, as well as bottles of an elixir that provide a one-time antidote to bites of the numerous rats and bats found around the castle.

To defeat the Black Knight, Duncan needs to pull several levers which topple him from his throne. To aid Duncan, a magic shield and the power to hurl fireballs can, fortunately, be found within the Dark Castle. The game begins in the Great Hall, where the player can choose from four doors. The large center door leads to the Black Knight. One other is marked with the shield, and the remaining two mysteriously alternate between the fireball course and a more troubling path. The game can be played at three different skill levels, the hardest "Advanced" level containing more enemies and a few extra surprises.

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SEGA Genesis
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Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developed by: 
Silicon Beach Software, Inc.
Dark Castle - Cover Art Sega Genesis

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