2018/2/24: Bally Astrocade: Castle of Horror, Sea Devil, Bowling

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2018/2/24: Bally Astrocade: Castle of Horror, Sea Devil, Bowling

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 24th, 2018, 2:21 pm

I noticed I hadn't reviewed any Astrocade titles for a while. I'm not sure there are any left after this!
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Re: 2018/2/24: Bally Astrocade: Castle of Horror, Sea Devil, Bowling

Postby GameOfThrones » February 24th, 2018, 3:20 pm

I love the title of Sea Devil then your comments make it sound awful.

Next I love the look and sound of Castle of horror and think it is a shame it is not as good as venture which was a high point in the early 80s.

Bowling looks fun.

When you compare the graphics to those of the 2600 it looks duff but if I had had it back in the day I would have been quite happy with it.


Good reviews of a system that never came out in the UK.

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Re: 2018/2/24: Bally Astrocade: Castle of Horror, Sea Devil, Bowling

Postby crimefighter » February 24th, 2018, 4:27 pm

Only a few left in the library - both protos -- Mazeman & Soccer.

Just like the Channel F - you about reviewed them all!

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Re: 2018/2/24: Bally Astrocade: Castle of Horror, Sea Devil, Bowling

Postby goldenband » February 24th, 2018, 5:00 pm

Awesome to see more Astrocade reviews! That's probably the one system I most want to get (of the ones I don't have), though it's so unreliable...

VideoGameCritic wrote:I noticed I hadn't reviewed any Astrocade titles for a while. I'm not sure there are any left after this!

Someone with Astrocade expertise can probably say better than I, but at a glance, it looks like the only official/classic-era releases left are:

Artillery Duel
Elementary Math/Bingo Math (aka Speed Math/Bingo Math)
Mazeman
Sneaky Snake

Plus I.C.B.M. Attack which apparently requires a special controller. There's also a homebrew cartridge from 1985 with the game of Life on it.

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Re: 2018/2/24: Bally Astrocade: Castle of Horror, Sea Devil, Bowling

Postby pacman000 » February 26th, 2018, 12:30 pm

Thanks for the reviews. Castle of Horror sounds like an interesting and fairly original game; too bad it didn't quite come together. Still, I'd like to see someone re-work the basic concept. It just sounds so interesting.


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