|Genre:||Adventure Game: Text-Only|
|Cover Art Language:||English|
|Machine Compatibility:||Dragon 32, Dragon 64|
|Release:||Professionally released on Cassette|
|Available For:||Amstrad CPC464, BBC Model B, Commodore 64/128, Dragon 32 & Spectrum 48K/128K|
|Compatible Emulators:||XRoar 0.33.1 (PC (Windows))|
|Original Release Date:||1st January 1984|
|Original Release Price:||£9.95|
|Market Valuation:||£60.04 (How Is This Calculated?)|
|Box Type:||Cassette Single Plastic Clear|
|Author(s):||Andrew Cummins, Mike Redmen, Mark Sheppard & Geoff Richardson|
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Don't go down in the woods to play, don't quit, and watch your mouth... and you might enjoy Castle Blackstar. Read Review
A text style adventure for the Dragon
As you awaken from a sleep troubled by strange dreams and visions you find yourself in a luxurious room furnished in silver and glass. The ceiling is high and arched with a huge relief map of the moon hanging overhead.
The most striking feature of the room is the woman speaking to you. She is tall and willowy with hair like spun silver. She carries easily an air of authority and wisdom.
She speaks again, "...finally when you locate the orb you must return it to me. You may keep any mortal treasures you find after I have cleansed them of their evil."
She pauses then, "Go forth and do my bidding."
You bend and bow, saying "My Lady Artemis..."
Darkness enfolds you, until suddenly you find yourself awake in the sunlight of the vale of Castle Blackstar. Your quest has begun...
To give the game a command, just type in the words of the action and finish with the ENTER key. If you make a mistake then pressing the zero (0) will rub out the last character while one (1) will rub out the entire line.
Some typical commands are:
TAKE LAMP AND LIGHT IT
DOWN THE WELL
DROP SWORD AND LOOK
LOOK AT SWORD
Here is a short list of some useful words:
TAKE, DROP, WEAR, LAUNCH, LOOK, PUSH, READ
There are also a number of commands you can use:
|GOES||...||number of turns you have taken so far|
|SCORE||...||current points score|
|VERBOSE||...||gives full location description (this is the default setting)|
|QUIET||...||only give full description for new locations|
|SAVE||...||save current position to tape|
|LOAD||...||reload previously saved position|
|QUIT||...||leaves the game|
|FREEZE||...||save a copy of the current position in memory|
|UNFREEZE||...||restore the above saved game|
|RESTART||...||restart the game from the initial position|
A selection of common commands can be input with abbreviations including N, NW, W, SW, S, SE, E, NE, U, D for directions. I for inventory of objects carried and L for look.
Occasionally on long messages the words [[MORE]] will appear at the screen bottom. This pauses the printing to allow you to read it. To restart output, press any key.
It only remains for us to wish you the best of luck exploring the world of Castle Blackstar.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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|Date Sold||Price Sold For||As Part Of Bundle||By User|
|26th February 2017||£49.95||No||dave_e|
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