ZorkQuest: Assault on Egreth Castle

The Egreth Castle, once the royal abode of the proud king Duncanthrax, has now become a terrifying, haunted place. Trolls, hobgoblins, and night gaunts have turned the castle into their permanent residence. On top of that, an evil, insane, and powerful wizard is controlling everything that happens in and around the castle. A caravan of brave adventurers, guided by a magical amulet, reaches the castle. Will the heroes be able to overcome all obstacles and find a way to defeat the evil?..

ZorkQuest: Assault on Egreth Castle can be called an interactive comic book. The game consists of text accompanied by pictures, somewhat similar in visual style to comic books; the interaction is restricted to the player's choices that affect the storyline. The player is able to experience the story from the points of view of the several main heroes, witnessing their personal stories intertwining. Several playthroughs are necessary to experience the story in its entirety.

Preceded By Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor
Followed By ZorkQuest: The Crystal of Doom
Series Zork (10)
Added March 8, 2020
Front Cover (United States) from mobygames.com
Back Cover (United States) from mobygames.com
Inside Cover (United States) from mobygames.com
Media (United States) from mobygames.com
Front Cover (United States) (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Back Cover (United States) (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
intro 1 from mobygames.com
intro 2 from mobygames.com
title 2 from mobygames.com
title 3 from mobygames.com
chapter 1 from mobygames.com
chapter 1#2 from mobygames.com
From the intro (CGA, composite) from mobygames.com
Title screen (CGA, composite) from mobygames.com
Title Screen the Second! (CGA, composite) from mobygames.com
A comfortable coastal commute (CGA, composite) from mobygames.com
All aboard the wagon with Gurthark the Stout! (CGA, composite) from mobygames.com
Switched to another character's viewpoint (CGA, composite) from mobygames.com
Ryker strikes a pose (CGA, composite) from mobygames.com
Picking up some hitch-hikers (CGA, composite) from mobygames.com
You missed a spot, champ. (CGA, composite) from mobygames.com
He doesn't look too happy, for some reason (CGA, composite) from mobygames.com
Our dashing scout stalks off into the night (CGA, composite) from mobygames.com
Egreth Castle, once the proud home of King Duncathrax... (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
...is now a crumbling ruin (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Title screen part 1 (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Title screen part 2 (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Not far from the castle, a small caravan makes it's way along the coastal road (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Let go of me! Help!! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
A bewildered Gurthark was magically reunited with his friends! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
The End (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Gurthark drives the wagon. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Zoom in of Gurthark. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Acia the blonde heroine. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Close up of Acia. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Acia's back story for coming on the trip. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Ryker - on strike from Star Trek the Next Generation over a salary dispute apparently - what? Not the same guy? Opps, sorry. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Ryker later went on to pose for Sierra Online box art. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Dirin (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Trust me, I know how you feel, Ryker buddy. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Let's camp outside the old haunted castle! That's a great plan! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
As long as there's smores. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Ryker is being very anti-social. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Wise old bearded gent. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
We break out the CGA-CAM for the running sequence! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
I hope they packed lots of swords and guns. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Have sword will travel. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Ryker catches Acia. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Way to fail, Gurthark! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Well, that's sweet, I guess. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Ryker! Get your mind out of the gutter! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Acia, what lovely blue eyes you have! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Hopefully they were chewing Big Red Gum prior to their lip locking session. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Google Maps Zork style? (Apple II) from mobygames.com
The story so far... (Apple II) from mobygames.com
...But it is still a fixer upper and can be yours for the low price of 200 Zorkmids - call today! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Zork Quest (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Assault on Egreth Castle. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
The Evil Bad Guy - Muhuhhahahaha! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Gurthark drives the wagon. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Gurthark. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Acia - the blonde damsel. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
A story branch point. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Dear grammy? (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Acia is a gold digger apparently! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Ryker. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Ryker has a chip on his shoulder apparently! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Ryker in Quest for Glory? (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Wagon train. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Frobmit. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
His eyes scanned the forest - looking for boogeymen, or even worse - inlaws! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
A dark shadowy figure! Maybe it's an IRS agent! GASP! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Camping out near the haunted castle... What could go wrong? (Apple II) from mobygames.com
I hope you remembered to bring the smores! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Thank you, Captain Obvious! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Of course! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Wait! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
It's just a little old moat... No problem to cross, I'll bet, except for the odd angry gator or two! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
You go first! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Crossing the moat. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Well, a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich is good too... (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Ryker at his finest. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Have sword - will travel! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Up a staircase. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Charlie! The Amulet! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Catching Acia. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Wait... What is this, a beauty pageant? (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Cue evil laugh - MUHAHAHAHAHA!! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Too late now! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Gurthark, is late, as usual! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
My, what lovely blue eyes you have! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Smooch! (Apple II) from mobygames.com

Year of Release:
1988

Genre(s):
Interactive Fiction Narrative Adventure

Graphic Style:
2D Visual Novel

Camera View:
First-Person

Control Type:
Menu-Driven

Setting/Theme:
Fantasy

More Info:

Available From:
GOG