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Escape From The Castle - Atari 2600


Escape from the Castle

Cat and Leo, two young and brave siblings, were playing in an enchanted forest near an abandoned castle, when they fell into a trap made by the Melee-Bat to capture our heroes and trap them in the castle for all eternity!

Now they need your help to escape the castle as they face various challenges, but not before defeating the mighty Melee-Bat and his gang of outlaws!

Escape from the Castle Box

How to Play

When you start a new game, you must choose to play as either Cat or Leo. Once in the castle, use your joystick controller to move throughout the castle, including climbing stairs, entering doors, and pulling or pushing levers you may encounter along the way. Press the fire button to jump. You can open your inventory by pressing the SELECT switch on your console.

You must explore the castle, utilizing various objects along the way to aid you as you explore the castle, while also being careful being careful to avoid enemies who want to thwart your attempts to escape! Before you can escape, you must ultimately defeat the Melee-Bat!


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  • Choose to play as either Cat or Leo!
  • Avoid or defeat several different types of enemies as you explore the castle!
  • You'll encounter several types of objects along the way to help you in your escape.
  • Carry objects in your inventory for later use.
  • Escape the castle before time runs out!

Additional Information

Included with Escape from the Castle is the game cartridge, full-color 8-page manual, and professionally printed box. Escape from the Castle is only available in the NTSC television format.

Number of Players 1
Controller Joystick Controller
Cartridge Size 32K Melody
Design and Programming Eduardo Vilarinho
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