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Golden Castle Golden Castle - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Description

Equipped with a suit of armor, sword, and shield, you must battle through the castle in this side-scroller. Strike or block the different objects coming at you. Fight various opponents, breaking off pieces of their armor, while defeating them. Collect new swords and shields along the way, and hit the magic crystal balls to repair your armor.

Golden Castle was produced by Taito in 1986.

Taito released 487 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Golden Castle was produced include: Lady Master of Kung Fu, Typhoon Gal, Super Dead Heat, Onna Sanshirou, Metal Soldier Isaac 2, Alcon, Arkanoid, Battle Lane Vol. 5, Big Event Golf, and Bobble Bobble

Specs

Name Golden Castle
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7969
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 2-way (up, down) - Shield
  • Buttons: 3 - Sword High|Sword Middle|Sword Low
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This is a bootleg or prototype of Taito's Gladiator. There are no discernable differences in gameplay, except for a nudity graphic feature (see trivia). Golden Castle has a unique title screen also.

Golden Castle KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Trivia

This game has a nudity feature not present in Gladiator. The female warrior Irene is shown with bare breasts when defeated by removing all layers of her chest armor (in Gladiator she still wears a bikini top when defeated this way). This feature is also present in the Japanese boardset Oogonsiro.

Miscellaneous

COPY OF: Gladiator

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Golden Castle Census

There are 14,745 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,470 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,450 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Golden Castle collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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