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Max and the Haunted Castle

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Year released:
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (383.79 MB)
MD5: bd2cfa4aa0592f9a5324331be8169de4
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (313.08 MB)
MD5: 691c577c5d393a594317e8c8cce0f74c
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

In this interactive storybook, Willy, the castle ghost, is trapped and has lost his ghostly powers. To help, kids use their logic and early reading skills to travel through secret passages, ward off unusual spooks and collect food. On the positive side, the text is highlighted as it is read, and kids can easily toggle the narration and text between English, French and German. Our testers, all between the ages of five and six enjoyed the program. They found it "creepy but not too scary," but younger children may be frightened by the spooky sound effects. Although the downsides are fairly minor, the uninterruptible animation sequences result in too much waiting for some kids, and the transitions between screens are awkward. -

A note about the files available from above:

  1. file: During game play you can switch between english, french and german language.
  2. file: During game play you can switch between english, french and dutch language.

A note about the manual available from above:
This is the manual for the dutch version of the game

This game is known as "Max et le Château Hanté" in France, as "Max und das Schloßgespenst" in Germany, and "Max en het gele-sokjes-spook" ("Max and the Yellow socks ghost") in the Netherlands.

The name of the castle, Newschweinstein, is a reference to Neuschwanstein Castle located in Bavaria, which has been commissioned by Louis II The Killed. buy link: Max-Haunted-Castle-PC-MAC, Haunted-Friendly-English-Windows-Macintosh buy link: Tivola-Max-und-das-Schlossgespenst, Tivola-Verlag-Max-und-Schloßgespenst

Architecture: 68k PPC x86 (Windows)

This is a hybrid CD for PC & Mac.

System requirements for Mac:
Apple Macintosh equipped with 68030 processor or PowerPC
Mac OS 7.1+, 8 MB of RAM, 256 colours.

System requirements for PC:
Intel 486, 8 MB of RAM, Windows 3.1/95, VGA graphics card.


IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2011, November 14 - 8:43pm

Sorry about my comment about 'Louis II The Killed' in the description - I can't omit that.

Unlike other Tivola games, this one runs with sound in Basilisk for me, too. I've no idea whether this depends on particular emulator configuration or on the game to be played.