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Abandon your Sunday plans: Return to Dark Castle ships

As Brett noted in February, the long-in-development next installment of the classic Mac game Dark Castle has been expected "any day now" for years. Rent fans sing along with me: No Day But Today -- the release of Return To Dark Castle has finally happened, and you can buy the game at this moment from the SuperHappyFunFun site. Unfortunately, the planned level editor will not be included with this version of the game.

On the one hand, I'm very excited to revisit this diversion from my childhood; on the other, I wonder what my jaded offspring will make of the throwback fun of pitching rocks at bats and jumping off of ropes. $30 says they'll enjoy it as much as I did back in the day.

Full feature list after the break.

Thanks Mark!

Return to Dark Castle features --


- 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.

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