Castle Master

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Castle Master
Title image of the game
Game No. 487
Voting 7.00 points, 2 votes
Developer Chris Andrew, Ian Andrew, Paul Gregory, Sean Ellis
Company Incentive Software
Publisher Domark
Musician Matt Furniss
HVSC-File /MUSICIANS/F/Furniss_Matt/Castle_Master.sid
Release 1990
Platform Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, IBM-PC, ZX Spectrum
Genre Adventure, 3D
Gamemode Singleplayer
Operation Port 22 Joysticks Keyboard
Media Datassette Diskette
Language Language:english Language German Language:French

Description[edit | edit source]

Open the gate! Castle Master is about to begin!

Castle Master is a 3D adventure game created entirely in vector graphics. You play either a prince or a princess and have to solve various puzzles and overcome enemies within a castle to free your beloved princess or prince (depending on whether you have chosen a male or female character).

On the quest inside the castle you have to trigger mechanisms and traps, fight ghosts and find keys to open locked doors. The final boss can only be defeated if all the ghosts have been eliminated first. Finding and defeating the ghosts is an essential part of the adventure. If you are in a room with a ghost, the screen lights up red.

Design[edit | edit source]

castlemaster 12 ScreenLegend.png

The game is completely designed in a calculated 3D vector landscape, which is displayed in the middle of the screen and through which the player moves in the first-person perspective. In the lower part of the screen there is a text field with short room names as well as the display of heath. A logo with the title Castle Master is displayed at the top, while the game section is bordered by two graphic towers on the right and left.

The drawbridge is one of the first puzzles...
The inner courtyard of the castle...

In the catacombs under the castle...
The menu for saving and loading...

Hints[edit | edit source]

Joystick movement
Bewegung Aktion
press fire button Move forward
Joystick right Turn right
Joystick left Turn left
press fire button Move backwards
Joystick forwards Throw rock, fire, trigger action

Keys in menu
Key Action
1  - 3  Choose language and character
L  Load game
S  Save game
Q  Quit game
RETURN  Confirm selection

In-game keys
Key Action
W  Rennen
U  Umdrehen, nach vorne oder hinten blicken
I  Menü aufrufen
P  Nach oben blicken
L  Nach unten blicken
C  Kriechen, Langsam laufen
SPACE  Fadenkreuz steuern, Aktion, Waffe

Solution[edit | edit source]

On Lemon Amiga you can find a detailed walkthrough of the game and directions to all keys in English.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Basic layout of the castle[edit | edit source]

CastleMaster Castle Basic Layout.png

Cheats[edit | edit source]

There are currently no known cheats.

In the CSDb there are cracks with trainers.

"Inbound" cheat: after collecting the drink in the guard room, you'll be able to pass an open door by throwing a stone through it.

Votes[edit | edit source]

Voting of the C64-Wiki users (10=the best vote):
7.00 points at 2 votes.
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C64Games 6 25. June 2021 - 23874 downs
Lemon64 7,6 25. June 2021 - 50 votes
Commodore Format 87 July 1992 - "Readers' Top 100"

Reviews[edit | edit source]

Zore: "Interesting puzzle adventure in 3D design. The controls are correspondingly clumsy, but the game is nevertheless interesting. Castle Master is one part of a whole series of adventures in this style by Incentive Software."

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Cover[edit | edit source]


Video longplay[edit | edit source]

Castle Master Longplay

Screenshot comparison[edit | edit source]

C64 Version...
Atari ST...

ZX Spectrum...

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Castle Master is the fourth game that [Incentive Software]] produced on the Freescape engine. The direct successor, Castle Master II, was released the following year. Although the game is based on the same technology as the companies 3D Construction Kit, it was not made with this tool.

Diskette[edit | edit source]

Original disk...
Original tape...

Highscore[edit | edit source]

Topscore of Ivanpaduano
  1. Ivanpaduano - 1.820.500 (15.07.2021)
  2. No One - 237500 (26.05.2021)
  3. Nobody - 0 (

#2 No One #3 Nobody
#2 No One #3 Nobody

Every player can only be in the table with one score. The table should not have more than 10 entries.

Links[edit | edit source]

WP-W11.png Wikipedia: Castle_Master