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Wednesday, December 6, 2000
Return to Dark Castle Preview
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Today we've posted a very cool preview of Return to Dark Castle, the upcoming return of this classic side-scroller for the 80's. Sporting a new graphics engine, revamped graphics, and some cool new levels, Return to Dark Castle hopes to ignite a fire under the forgotten side-scrolling genre while trying to re-sparking some of the magic from the original Dark Castle series. Here's a snippet from the preview:

First, let's examine this game from the point of view of the original. Return to Dark Castle is a similar game when it comes to gameplay, but with most of the code being rewritten to reflect the major changes in gaming in the past fifteen years. Alpha-transparencies are now supported, so the light-sprites look far more up to date than simple animations, not to mention additional effects like the green-glowing translucent shield effect. The engine for the game was completely revamped to reflect some differences in the code structures, since the original game was written back in the mid-80s for the original 512k Macintosh, you could say that there have been a few changes since then, and this new game reflects it.
Return to Dark Castle is currently scheduled to be released in early 2001. Be sure to check out the rest of the preview!

Return to Dark Castle Preview

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