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Runestone Games have today dropped their first console game onto Xbox One and in it you get to play as a fat little wizard who goes searching the realms of five Mystery Castles. Surely there is nothing better than that?

Available right now on Xbox One for £7.99, Mystery Castle is a retro-inspired masterpiece – a puzzle game to rule them all. It’s a game for everyone who loves adventure, treasure hunting, laughing out loud, transforming into creatures, drinking potions, possessing monsters, explosions, inept wizards, witless golems, huge floating eyeballs, magic portals, magic lanterns, grumpy dwarfs, cheerful eskimos, irate hotel owners, giant monsters, throwing bombs at giant monsters… and then laughing some more!

Like we say, something for everyone then!

There are 180 unique stages to solve and as you help Monty the Wizard navigate his way through the five Castles of Mystery, you’ll stumble upon plenty of colourful characters such as a giant snowman, a half-witted ogre, Stumpi the treasure-hungry dwarf in the Fortress Underground and the bossy Mr Chow in the Mystical Pagoda.

We’ll have a full review for you very soon, but if you fancy checking out some of the gameplay, then why not have a watch of our Let’s Play video below.

Game Description:

A retro-inspired masterpiece, Mystery Castle is the one puzzle game that will rule them all! This game is for everyone who loves adventure, treasure hunting, laughing out loud, transforming into creatures, drinking potions, possessing monsters, explosions, inept wizards, witless golems, huge floating eyeballs, magic portals, magic lanterns, grumpy dwarfs, cheerful eskimos, irate hotel owners, giant monsters, throwing bombs at giant monsters… and then laughing some more! As Monty the Wizard you must solve 180 unique stages and save the five Castles of Mystery from the evil that lurks within. Are you smart enough to outwit a giant snowman? How about a half-witted ogre? Along the way, you’ll meet a host of colorful characters, from Stumpi the treasure-hungry dwarf in the Fortress Underground to the bossy Mr Chow in the Mystical Pagoda. They will all have plenty of advice – some of it might even be helpful! You will discover hidden paths with a magical lantern and create your own with a well-placed bomb or two. In one moment you’ll be dodging between boiling lava and Fire Golems, and in the next sliding perilously over sheets of ice – just be sure not to fall to your doom into the bottomless abyss. You will need to transform into a troll to move heavy objects, a bat to fly across deep chasms, and a frog to squeeze through tiny holes. But how will you avoid the deadly gaze of the Eye-Spy that can turn you to stone in a blink? Drink a handy potion to shrink to a fraction of your size or perhaps sneak past by possessing a nearby ghost. Your options are only limited by your genius.

The Xbox One Games Store holds the key to your mysterious success.

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