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Castle - Sega SG-1000

Publisher:Sega  ?              No-Intro:N/A
Developer:ASCII Corporation  ?              GoodName:N/A
Year:1986              TOSEC:Castle, The
Category:Unknown              MAME:N/A
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Also on: MSX, MSX 2


In game image of Castle on the Sega SG-1000.
In Game
Title screen of Castle on the Sega SG-1000.
Title Screen
Box cover for Castle on the Sega SG-1000.
Box back cover for Castle on the Sega SG-1000.
Box Back
Cartridge artwork for Castle on the Sega SG-1000.

Published by Sega in 1986, developed by ASCII Corporation.

The Castle is video game developed by ASCII and released for the SG-1000 in 1986. It is a port of an MSX game of the same name, and is largely identical due to the similar hardware between the two machines. Due to the decline of the SG-1000 and emergence of the Sega Master System, the game was not released in Europe or Australia like many other SG-1000 games.

The Castle was the last SG-1000 game to be released commercially by Sega on a cart, and the only SG-1000 to adopt packaging more akin to Sega Mark III games. The Black Onyx would be the very last SG-1000 game to be released by Sega, but this would be on card.

The game has a fairly standard plot of rescuing a princess from a castle, though the game itself was considered very large for the time. It also contains a map system similar to that of later Metroid and Castlevania games.

The Castle was followed by the MSX/NES game Castle Excellent later in the year. The MSX version was also brought independently to the SG-1000 in Taiwan.

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