Cavelon (Ocean) Review | Computer & Video Games - Everygamegoing


By Ocean
Commodore 64

Published in Computer & Video Games #34


Castle rescue games are becoming so popular now that it is about time somebody wrote the computer equivalent of the Great Castles of Europe.

Imagine it - Great Castles of the Spectrum and Commodore 64. Arguments would erupt over the author's choice of castles despite the long list he could choose from. Doubtless featured prominently would be Atic Atac, Castle Of Doom, Shamus, Crystal Castles and almost certainly Ocean's new game Cavelon.

For those of you who have never fought it out on the ramparts with a Black Knight to rescue a fair maiden, let me give you a brief guide to castle games.

Although plots vary, the basic idea is usually to find your way through the various rooms and levels to rescue someone - usually a princess.

Cavelon follows this pattern exactly. You are the trusty knight on a mission to rescue Guinevere who is the prisoner of the White Wizard.

The wizard has posted his archers and knights all around the first floor to stop you finding the eight segments of the door which will enable you to pass through to the next level.

You carry the magic sword Excalibur which can give you temporary immunity from the archers and knights, though you can only use it a limited number of times.

Once you've got all the bits of the door, you go on to the next level. There are six levels to get through before you come face to face with the wizard.

This is a fun little game with nice graphics which is well thought out and presented - a useful addition to your collection at only £6.50. It is also available for the Spectrum.