Return to Dark Castle now available for Apple Mac

The third installment of the classic Dark Castle series has finally arrived for Mac users!

In a time of magic and mythical beasts, the ominous Dark Castle glows eerily under the full moon.

For centuries, the evil Black Knight has dwelled within these walls, spreading fear over the once peaceful countryside.

All seemed hopeless until one day, a traveler from a faraway land wandered into the peasant village.

He called himself Prince Duncan, and told the townspeople he had come on a quest to vanquish the Black Knight.

Overjoyed that peace might finally be restored to their land, they cheered as Duncan set off toward the castle.

But alas, their hero never returned from his valiant quest.

Tales of his bravery were all that were spoken of Dark Castle for many years…. Until now.

A new hero has arrived, ready to face the perils of the castle and destroy the cruel Black Knight once and for all.

Minimum Specs:
– Mac OS 10.3.9
– G3 processor
– 500 mhz
– 128MB of RAM
– 106MB of free hard drive space
– Turn all special effects off to run at 15 frames per second

Recommended Specs:
– G4 processor
– 1.0 ghz
– 256MB of RAM
– 100MB of free hard drive space

– Over 50 brand-new levels, including: All 30 classic, re-mastered levels from Dark Castle and Beyond Dark Castle integrated into a new, extensive quest! New Secret Rooms and Mini-games.
– 25 orbs to collect (5 times that of BDC).
– All of the classic foes plus new monsters and bosses.
– New weapons, power ups, and secret items.
– Random labyrinths and mazes provide unique puzzles every time.
– Game recording and playback so users can share replays of their accomplishments.
– Customizable costumes to give each player a unique look.
– Support for most gamepads and joysticks.
– Please note that the game does not include a level editor as previously announced.

The full version is available for download (84MB download, .dmg file). There is also a Free Trial download (70MB, .dmg file).

More info, screenshots, and download links here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Linda,” “Bev M,” and “Zaphod” for the heads up.]


  1. This game rocks! I loved DC & BDC on my Dads Mac Classic when I was a kid. Sure as hell beats the crap out of todays polygon fests. My girlfriend got hooked on the demo last week.

    I’ll gladly pay for it if it’ll encourage more old games be done up & rereleased

  2. Games are not that big of a deal. Real gamers buy consoles. Posers by Win PCs…I don’t give a shit about either…Games wast of TIME!!!

    See the MDN word..thats what you should be doing with a chick in-stand of playing fscking games!!!

  3. There are lots of old games that would be great to see updated to run on current systems. Crystal Quest, Hellcats, stuff like that.

    When I was in art school (mid-70’s), I worked as a security guard at an MIT computer research building and one of the researchers would let me play some of the games on their main frame… the best was a lunar lander. Very cool. White on black graphics. Almost got fired for playing too much! LOL

    Call of Duty 4 for Mac OS is due in May, BTW.

  4. >> maybe they will release pong next?

    Yeah, except their version of Pong will require a G5 2GHz processor or higher for what could essentially run on an old Atari or C64.

  5. Just give me a decent first person shooter that doesn’t spurt blood every few seconds. There’s virtually nothing in mac gaming that fills this description. What am supposed to do, get the latest Sims incarnation and kill everyone in a earthquake.

    Alternatively, I could incur my wife’s wrath by buying a game console for a few hours of gaming per week. Then again I could load XP onto my mac…what a vile thought.

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