Crystal Castles


  • Description
    • Crystal Castles is an arcade game that stars Bentley Bear collecting gems
  • Instructions
    • Collect gems that are laid out amoung the castle.

      Bentley Bear gathers gems found along the paths of many three-quarters-view castles. Wear the magic hat to kill the witch, Berthilda, and eliminate the gem eaters while they are eating. Secret warps take you to higher levels.
      Enemies can be avoided by use of the maze and its constructs, or by making Bentley jump over opponents with the jump button, in some cases also allowing him to stun them. Some types of enemies will track Bentley's movements in certain ways, while others move at random. If Bentley is touched, he "cries out" in a distinctive manner with the use of a cartoonish word balloons. If 3 or more lives remain, he says "BYE!"; if 2 lives still remain, the quotation is "OH NO!"; if 1 life is left, it is "OUCH!"; and finally, for the last lost life (which ends the game), he says "#?!", so as to imitate an obscenity.
  • Trivia and Fun Facts
    • Crystal Castles is notable for being one of the first arcade action games with an actual ending, whereas most games of the time either continued indefinitely, ended in what was termed a "kill screen" or simply just restarted from the first level,[1] and to contain advance warp zones.

      Bentley Bear's original name was 'Braveheart Bear' in the game's prototypes.

      Crystal Castles is notable for being one of the first arcade action games with an actual ending, whereas most games of the time either continued indefinitely, ended in what was termed a "kill screen" or simply just restarted from the first level,[1] and to contain advance warp zones.]
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