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Trapped in the Castle Dungeon

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You and your buddies have been captured by d'Sparils forces, where you await certain death. Early one morning, you discover a secret escape panel leading out of your cells! Find your way out of the dungeon and get out of the castle!


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printz

  
This starts as a 2D/orthogonal Wolf3D-style confrontation, and then you're supposed to find unmarked secrets to get out. After that there's a lengthy fetch quest outside to complete it.

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Very early Heretic map. Castle-type adventure with large inner and outher parts. Layout etc is what you can expect from those times with horribly slow pc's, 640 KB and 320x200x16 graphics, and without DB2 & style guides. Nowadays quite outdated, but for a 1995 map playing it @ UV gave some good fights and about half an hour of fun, so 4*.

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Good 'old school' Heretic map - plenty of fights while searching for keys and switches - recommended for at least one play through.

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From a single player view, it's simply boring. Boring corridors, boring door searching (for the green key)... 1/5. ~Naan

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      this is a mockery of two of the best wads of all time.  on top of that gameplay sucks.  don't get it for your sake.
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