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|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Developer: Silicon Beach Software Three-Sixty Pacific; Programming, Music and Sounds: Artech Studios|
|Number of players: 1|
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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 horrible controls and poor production values. The Angry Video Game Nerd considers this game the single worst game on the Mega Drive. 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.
- Main article: Dark Castle/Magazine articles.
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- Sega Power, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-05), page 49
- Joystick, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 150
- Joystick, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 62 (62/63)
- Joystick, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 176 (174/175)
- Player One, "Novembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 78
- Sega Pro, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 67 (69)