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Dark Castle
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 703401
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99 E177SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F E177SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? E177SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas E177SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$?



Dark Castle is an action game originally developed by Silicon Beach Software for Apple Macintosh computers in 1986. It was subsequently ported to other home computers in 1987 and eventually to the Sega Mega Drive in 1991. Many of the ports, including the Mega Drive version were handled by Three-Sixty Pacific.

Dark Castle is a platform game, in which players traverse through a castle to defeat the "black knight", killing enemies along the way and collecting keys. Despite the addition of colour, the Mega Drive version is often criticsed for its controls and poor production quality. Conversely the Macintosh version is often considered to be a classic among Mac fans, gaining sequels such as Beyond Dark Castle and remakes such as Color Dark Castle.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
30 №25
41 №2
55 №21, p150
38 №5, p91
44 №19, p62/63
23 №15, p174/175[1]
19 №14, p78
69 №26, p49
49 №2, p67[2]
52 №18, p64
Sega Mega Drive
42
Based on
10 reviews

Mega Drive, US
DarkCastle MD US Box.jpg
Cover
DarkCastle MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
DarkCastle MD US manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
DarkCastle MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
DarkCastle MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
DarkCastle MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 0464aca4
MD5 56965eb7dde9bc22d16ffa72331c0e09
SHA-1 23e1ad9822338362113e55087d60fb9a1674bf8a
512kB 1991-09 Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. File:MeanMachines UK 15.pdf, page 176
  2. File:SegaPro UK 02.pdf, page 69