Ratings and Reviews
This game perfectly recreates the feel of the original Dark Castle and Beyond Dark Castle games from the 80's, while adding new elements and levels that fit in as if they were in the originals. If you ever played the original black and white games, you MUST have this game! The gameplay is great, combining both keyboard and mouse controls. One of the neat features is that the outdoor scenery changes as you play as time changes in the game. Some levels even depend on you going there at the right time of day or night in the game. There are 4 difficulty levels, so it is perfect for any almost age group. The animations and sounds are excellent and never get old. In addition to having all of the levels from the original games and dozens of new levels, lots of secrets and mini-games have been added as well. I find myself playing this over and over again (as I have had this for several years before it came to the Mac App Store.) This classic game is easily worth much more than $4.99.
Fan of side-scrolling adventure? This one's for you!
If you had ever played Dark Castle, BDC, Prince of Persia, or similar titles in the genre, this will take you back. This game is a collection of Dark Castle, Beyond Dark Castle, and new levels rolled into one. All of the classic sound 80's sound effects are here, as well as the wacky animations and happenings of the original series. What is new is the amazing background musical score that only adds to both the humor and hauntingly chilling atmosphere of the castle. New weapons, new objectives, side goals, and nearly endless hidden secrets make for an extremely rich experience. The above screenshots do not do the game justice, and it looks spectacular on my 27" iMac. Be prepared to put in a significant amount of time on this one: the challenge is real! I played the originals when I was five years old, it is also perfect for children. It is a steal at $5 for the amount of gameplay that is provided. Have fun!
I played the two originals back in the day pretty much all the way through on all three difficulty levels. This version is hard. The key is to get the shield first (lower left door to the library room). It's a tough set of rooms (even on easy), but once you have the shield, everything else becomes a lot easier. It took me a month of casual playing to finally get the shield. Once I had the shield, it took me about three hours to roll most of the rest of the game.
After you get the shield, go to the original fireball levels to get the fireball. If you played the original, it'll be just like you remember. I'm sure the reason they removed the original shield levels is because it would have made getting the shield too easy, and thus the game too easy.
Glad I stuck with it!
- Super Happy Fun Fun, Inc.
- 59.8 MB
OS X 10.6.6 or later
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.