Editor’s take: Retro gaming lovers’ good fortunes are spilling over into 2021 with the recent release of a long-forgotten game for the initial PlayStation. Even in its unfinished state, Magic Castle looks really impressive and might have made serious waves back in the late 90 s had it made it to market.
As the story goes, Magic Castle was developed by two independent designers in the late 90 s using the Net Yaroze platform, an advancement set for the initial PlayStation.
The goal with Magic Castle was to “produce a rogue-like game in 3D that could be played any variety of times.” It includes 4 playable character classes– knight, magician, archer and fighter– and tasks gamers with advancing through 20 castle floors.
( A Sony Web Yaroze development set.)
After 8 months of grinding, the duo shopped it around and while Sony expressed interest, they were primarily thinking about acquiring the designers to work on a various task.
The team declined, Magic Castle was shelved, and ultimately, the private devs went their different methods.
Among the game’s developers, who goes by the name PIROWO, just recently rediscovered the unfinished task and decided to bring it up to speed.
LO AND BEHOLD, THE COMPLETE VARIATION OF “MAGIC CASTLE” HAS BEEN LAUNCHED!!!!!
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT LISTED BELOW!!!!! #PlayStation #indiegames #NetYarozehttps:// t.co/ Ad7jXQpmZM
— PIROWO (@PIROWO1) December 24, 2020
The video game is mainly complete at this phase, only missing out on four-player assistance and a Japanese translation. It has given that been released on the Web for all to take pleasure in. You can get a copy of the game and its instruction manual over on the Web Archive.
An updated variation, possibly with a few of the previously mentioned content, is listed as “coming quickly.”
Image courtesy Wikipedia