Castle Wolfenstein is a stealth shooter developed and published by Muse Software in 1981 for the Apple II.
Castle Wolfenstein is a stealth shooter developed and published by Muse Software in 1981 for the Apple II. It made its way onto the Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64 in 1983 and DOS in 1984.
Set in World War II, you are a POW locked away inside the titular Castle Wolfenstein. You get an opportunity to escape, but you need to make sure to take the Nazi’s war plans with you. With a little guidance from another prisoner, you need to stealthily make your way through each guarded room in the castle and watch out for SS officers who are heavily armored. Ammo is scarce, and noise attracts enemies, so you need to find better ways to deal with any guards you encounter. You can search guards for valuables once they have been dispatched one way or another. There are also locked containers scattered around. You can either find keys to open them or shoot the locks off. Inside you can find ammo, enemy disguises, or things to eat or drink.
Castle Wolfenstein is one of the first of its kind, as well as one of the first to use digital voice recordings in the form of guards yelling things in German at you. Not only is Castle Wolfenstein considered the father of stealth games as we currently know them, but it was the inspiration for id Software's Wolfenstein 3D.
Castle Wolfenstein’s popularity grew after its successful release and led to sequels and remakes. This is a classic that birthed a genre, and you owe it to yourself to go back to where it all started.
Review by: Tasha
Published: 1 October 2019, 5:07 pm
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