Castle Wolfenstein - 1983


Q  W  E
A       D   To Move in the 9 directions
Z  X  C

I  O  P
K      ;   To point GUN in the 9 directions
M  ,  .

S = Stop Moving
L = Shoot gun
T = throw grenade (in dir. gun is pointing)
Space Bar = Search dead bodies, Open Chests, Open doors (to try keys in door)

Hold down Space Bar Open Chests twice as fast !

You can also blow holes in doors / walls with grenades. Watch out for the SS Troopers - you need to kill them with a grenade. To save the game, press "ESC" after which you will be exited to the DOS prompt. Backup your disk, prior to restarting the game so that your save game is safe. Start the game normally, and the game will continue the saved game automatically. Guards don't seem to like stepping over the dead bodies of their mates, so kill guards in doorways, etc. Watch out for the Super SS Storm Trooper - which materialises behind you at random intervals and tries to kill you. A grenade is the best medicine for him !

Game History - Castle Wolfenstein - 1983

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In Castle Wolfenstein, the player takes control of a lone prisoner who has been taking captive in a large castle occupied by the Nazis. Getting out of the cell and picking up a weapon is just the beginning; the ultimate goal is to acquire the war plans of the Nazis, and escape from Castle Wolfenstein alive.

Castle Wolfenstein is notable for being the first game that incorporated stealth-based gameplay mechanics. The player navigates the hero through the top-down corridors and rooms of the castle. The main gameplay challenge lies in dealing with the guards who patrol the castle and will be alerted to any noise made by the player. It is possible to shoot the guards, but the ammunition in the game is scarce, and some guards are very hard to kill, so the preferred course of action is moving without being noticed. If the player surprises a guard with a gun drawn, the guard will surrender, and the player will be able to frisk him for valuable items.

The player should also search the treasure chests scattered across the castle. Some of them contain war plans, which are essential for winning the game; others have useful items, such as bullets, grenades, bulletproof vests, and guard uniforms. The uniforms can be worn for disguise; however, higher-ranked SS guards will be able to recognize the intruder. Chests might also contain food and beverage; imbibing alcohol will result in a temporary loss of aim and balance for the player character.

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