Madcap Castle

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Game Information

Available on:PCDec 11, 2017

Developer: Diel Mormac Games

Publisher: IDJ Games

Genres: Puzzle, Platformer

Madcap Castle is a charming and challenging gameboy-esque puzzler. You control a mage in a quest to recover his memory and powers in 150 levels of a castle full of obstacles, challenges and secrets. Madcap Castle was originally created for BaconGameJam 10 (and won!) in 48 hours by DielMormac, containing 4 colours inspired by old Game Boy games. Back in the day the game was called Mad Mage Tower. In Madcap Castle you play as a new mage that do not know many spells yet, but is looking to regain his sanity on a strange castle full of objects, enemies and challenges. On some of the castle's levels there are books of spells. If you can make it over to a spell, you will be able to read it and learn the spell. These spells, including the ability to light candles, spawn chickens and use levers, will help you solve puzzles along the way.
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Madcap Castle demo gameplay

Reviews

Though it may not be the deepest game around, Madcap Castle's puzzle platforming action was designed with care. Players looking for something different will appreciate finding their way to the top, but don't be surprised if the game is over before you know it.

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By the time you reach the final 150th stage, you’ll have died thousands of times, and not all of those deaths will be your fault. Again, this is typical of a Game Boy game, but misleading hit boxes and miscellaneous eccentricities that cause you to instantly die minutes into a tedious level are the type of cheap difficulty best left in the past, and this cheapness has a way of overshadowing all of the good things Madcap Castle does.

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