Released December 29, 1983- The Wizards Castle
The Wizards Castle came to the North American market on this day in 1983. For the Commodore PET.
The Wizards Castle is a text-based turn-based fantasy RPG. The game starts with players creating their character. One can from a few different types such as Elf, Human, Dwarf, and Hobbit. Additionally, players can choose their characters initial weapons loadout. When you’re all set, the game begins.
The first thing you’ll notice is that descriptions of rooms will replace graphics. The game will also prompt you to find locations such as stairs or doors. The end goal of the game is to locate the Orb of power that was left behind by the Wizard, as well as collect items and defeat enemies to earn your escape.
While the game wouldn’t have won any awards, and there certainly were better games around 1983 to play, bored office personell may have really enjoyed these primitive RPG’s for what they were.
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