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Dark Castle (Mac OS Classic, 1986)

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Title Screen

Dark Castle

Developer: Silicon Beach Software
Publisher: Silicon Beach Software
Platform: Mac OS Classic
Released in US: 1986

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Prince Duncan sets out to topple the Black Knight's throne... literally.


Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info

Demo Recording

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The published version contains a single gameplay demo, stored in the Castle Preferences file as "Default", which depicts a Beginner playthrough of Trouble. There is no known way to access the recording functionality seen in the above dialog; deleting the DEMO resource merely results in no demo playing, while deleting the entire prefs file keeps the game from launching at all.

A similar inaccessible dialog exists in the 1988 sequel. User-recordable demos were finally enabled in 2008's Return to Dark Castle.


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If launched on a 128K system, the game crashes with a flickering system error dialog before it can even manage to bring up this explanation.