The Castle and Castle Excellent remakes?

By MsxIsAlive

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13-01-2018, 20:19

These are my favorite MSX games. Do you know if there are other versions of these games for different platforms or modern PC remakes of them?

I know there is a terrible one for PC-88 (Castle and Princess) and another one for Nintendo, which is not so good either.

Thanks!

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By wyrdwad

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13-01-2018, 20:37

Remakes of the Castle games actually seem like a really good idea, as they do show their age a bit more than other similar games, and could really benefit from the remake treatment. Considering their popularity, it's a bit odd that (to my knowledge) they haven't had anyone do this to them just yet.

-Tom

By JohnHassink

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13-01-2018, 21:00

Someone was doing a PC remake 2 years ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyrAdGucuGo
but I don't know what happened to it.

By wyrdwad

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14-01-2018, 08:12

That seems less like a remake, and more like a faithful recreation. When I think of modern remakes of MSX classics, I'm thinking more something like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXP3b9Bs4CY

The Castle could really use a remake like that, I feel. Even more than The Goonies, which I think holds up a lot better to modern scrutiny than either of the Castle games do (if only because of the music and sound effects, which get VERY grating VERY quickly in the Castle games).

-Tom

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