Fans of the classic Atari arcade game Warlords will be pleased to learn that Bryan Edewaard has developed a version for the Atari 5200 titled Castle Crisis. In this fast-paced game, up to four players can compete against one another or computer opponents. Using your shield, you must capture and launch fireballs against an enemy's castle, while protecting your own castle from enemy fireball hits. Gameplay mechanics and graphics mirror the arcade, with additional gameplay options available, adding variety to an already great game. This is simply one of the best arcade ports available for the 5200.
Castle Crisis features a professionally printed box, label and manual. The Castle Crisis artwork created by Manu Pärssinen was a result of the Castle Crisis Label Contest held on AtariAge.
Castle Crisis supports up to four players on a four-port 5200 system, and even supports 5200 paddle controllers if you have them, for a more authentic arcade experience. If you're a fan of the arcade Warlords, or of the popular 2600 version, you owe it to yourself to buy Castle Crisis! If you don't have an Atari 5200, a version is also available for Atari 8-bit computers.
|Number of Players||1 - 4|
|Controllers||5200 Joystick or Paddle Controllers|
|Label Design||Manu Pärssinen|
|Manual Design||Dale Crum|
Nice design too; crisp color graphics on a solid, black matte playfield (reminded me of playing those classy Imagic games on the CVS). CC is also nicely attuned to the CX52 controller; movement is smooth and responsive.
Awesome family game, and great for get-togethers! Great job!