Mystery Castle Brings Puzzling Wizardry This Week

By Kevin Tavore, 11 months ago
Runestone Games is bringing us to the world of Mystery Castle later this week. The game styles itself as a wizard puzzler. The game is the brainchild of Johnathan Fisher and Julian Wolter, the founders of Runestone Games. Players will guide the wizard Monty, who is apparently a wizard because of his proper wizard hat, robe, and beard. The story sees Monty on a quest to conquer five castles ruled by Monster Barons.

Monty will use his wizarding abilities to solve puzzles and move through 180 different rooms across the five castles. Luckily, this will not be a lonely affair as Monty has quite a few friends:

Fortunately, Monty is not entirely alone. In the Fortress Underground, there is Stumpi the dwarf. In the Mystical Pagoda, the disgruntled and commanding Mr Wong. And in the other castles, Pingu the Eskimo, Cassie the perpetually-confused princess, and the caretaker of an ancient tomb who looks suspiciously like Death himself.

Unfortunately, they are all pretty useless. In fact, rather than actually helping Monty, they are more interested in stealing treasure, or catching fish, or just being bossy and making sarcastic jokes. Still, it’s nice to have someone to talk to from time to time.
You can see some of the puzzling gameplay in the trailer below:

Monty invites you on his journey in Mystery Castle beginning May 6th.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Purveyor of news articles and the occasional walkthrough or op-ed. The American equivalent of Aristotle. Likes almost all genres but has an unhealthy aversion to exploration and puzzles. Nicest place he'd never want to go? Japan.