Lost Castle is an action RPG beat'em up with roguelike elements and randomized dungeons.
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Very Positive (620 reviews) - 93% of the 620 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Aug 31, 2016

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October 12

Patch v1.17 live now


  • Souls are cleared when the game is resumed.
  • Slot machines trigger multiple coin costs.
  • Character textures become transparent.

We are deeply sorry for the frequent updates recently and any inconvenience caused. Thank you for the constant support!:praisesun:

Hunter Studio

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October 11

Patch v1.16 live now.


  • Scarecrow is back to prison now.

  • Black screen after finishing the first game round in Online Co-op.
  • The room loops infinitely after reconnection in Online Co-op.
  • Keyboard doesn't register after going back to the main menu.
  • A bug that cause demon souls reset to zero after defeating final boss.

Hunter Studio

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About This Game

Lost Castle is a super cute, super hard action RPG with roguelike elements and randomized dungeons. Brimming with a host of hand drawn, humorous characters and environments that embrace retro action with modern twists.

In its glory days, Castle Harwood was the heart of a happy land governed by wise and virtuous nobles. But those days are long gone now. Calamity has befallen these lands, and wicked magics corrupt the castle and all that surrounds it. Demons have claimed this rotten place for their domain and even the might of the empire is thwarted by their dark army... and slowly, the corruption is spreading. Castle Harwood is lost.
Yet at the heart of this nightmare, something bright glimmers and fills the hearts of the mighty with the courage needed to invade the castle. The Lost Castle is filled with the treasure of the defeated Earl and it is the promise of riches that calls you. And maybe you can do some good, too.

Key Features:
  • Randomly generated dungeons, items, enemies and bosses.
  • Hardcore retro action inspired by classic beat ‘em ups.
  • Gorgeous hand drawn characters and environments.
  • 70+ items and 50+ potions with useful, dangerous or hilarious effects.
  • 100+ weapons and more than 50+ sets of armor.
  • Massive variety of skills and special attacks.
  • Sacrifice dead heroes to gain new abilities. .
  • Two player co-op.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows xp/7/8/10
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or Radeon® HD4800 series, 512 MB of memory
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • OS: OS X 10.6.6 or later
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or Radeon® HD4800 series, 512 MB of memory
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Great game, my taste! Love the gameplay alot as it makes me think of games like Rogue Legacy or Rampage Knights, games that I love alot. Roguelike like usual, when you die you restart with a new random class from 0, but with progress. When fighting through levels you gather souls which you can invest in a skill tree upon dying before restarting.

Would love to know more games like these.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
It's like Rampage Knights, Rogue Legacy, Dark Souls, Risk of Rain all rolled together into one. It's awesome and makes me excited to see what other chinese developers can release.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
a nice game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
Amazing game!10/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I've put around 12 hours into this game and love it!

If you enjoy the rogue-type game with a nice variety of weapons and upgrades, get it!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
I only bought this for the fart potion.
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2 of 12 people (17%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Rogue like castle dungeon adventure.

Kill stuff, take souls and die.
Use souls for more talents and power

Kill stuff, take souls and die.
Use souls for more talents and power

Kill stuff, take souls and die.
Use souls for more talents and power

Kill stuff, take souls and die.
Use souls for more talens and power.

The biggest grind you will ever come across in your life. This is not like Everspace where you die and actually have fun. This is more annoying than anything. You know how the 2d adventure games have a hit line? Kinda like Double Dragon? Well this one is kinda off with some mobs. It's kinda stupid.


O is you, and x is the enemy. Now the enemy can't touch you unless you move in it's lane. Well with this game, there are some enemies they can hit multiple lanes thus making it impossible to avoid. Kinda stupid if you ask me.

This game should be cancelled. Biggest waste of money. It's a rinse and repeat with no rewards to cheer about.
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
while i did enjoy this game and definitly reccomend it , it has design flaws that i think the game got too much credit then it deserves (93% positive) . there's too much grinding and little you can do to make it go faster , the wood level kinda sucks because it lacks the exploration feel from the other dungeons , not much veriety as the player is likley gonna replay the game so many times going through the same levels hearing the same soundtrack . with that said i had a ton of fun playing lost castle on my ASUS rog laptop on the go .
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
59 of 67 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 14
╩╩╦╩╦╦╩╦╩╩╦╩╦ Short Version ╦╩╦╩╩╦╩╦╦╩╦╩╩

TLDR: It's a moderately difficult blend of Castle Crashers and Rogue Legacy that's a blast to play with a friend or alone. The randomized dungeons, items, armors, and weapons (which more or less serve as "classes") give plenty of reason to restart after dying to that damn dinosaur.

My rating: Since this game is EARLY ACCESS I'm going to hold off giving it a score until its finished. But I RECOMMEND picking up Lost Castle if you are a fan of beat 'em ups!

╩╩╦╩╦╦╩╦╩╩╦╩╦ Long Version ╦╩╦╩╩╦╩╦╦╩╦╩╩

╦╩╦ Likes ╦╩╦

  • It's difficult, but not unfair. You will die. Probably a lot. It's sometimes going to be because you stupidly went for that last hit on the boss when you have no health left, other times you'll drink a potion and poison yourself. While bad things will happen, I never felt like it wasn't something I could have prevented.

  • Couch co-op works wonderfully. The reason I picked up this title in the first place was after playing it with a friend; I'm really hoping they add online multiplayer (and possibly more than just two person co-op), but even as is the system is great!

  • The amount of different weapons/skills. Each weapon has a light attack , special attack, and heavy attack, though some weapons (like the musket) use the heavy attack as an evade instead. I really enjoy that you are able to run across different weapons of the same type that have differing stats/special attacks.

  • Character/base development skill tree system. You basically earn "Souls" by killing things which you eventually sacrifice after your character dies. The souls are used to unlock the blacksmith, thief, and alchemist, as well as raise the base stats (attack, defense, move speed, etc.) of your character. It's not crazy complicated, but it serves the game perfectly.

  • The armor(s) and the aesthetics. I keep running across different types of armor I hadn't seen before. While most of what you find during one playthrough is rubbish except for one or two pieces, it's still enjoyable to see all of the different types/looks. I also really like that certain armor types pair up with certain weapons for a bonus.

╦╩╦ Worth mentioning ╦╩╦

  • Lack of graphic options. This is not a problem for myself, but is worth pointing out. Outside of picking resolution and language (which is either English or simplified Chinese) there are no other settings.

  • Randomized character appearance. You have zero control over what your character looks like but let's be honest, it doesn't really matter since they won't stick around for very long! Some of the randomized characters you get are hilarious looking.

╦╩╦ Future hopes ╦╩╦

  • More weapon types! The amount of weapons/skills in the game already are a decent amount, but it's always good to have more choices.

  • Online multiplayer/expanded co-op. Either of these things would be nice (4 player co-op and/or online multiplayer) but are in no means needed for this to be an enjoyable game.

  • A pet/companion system. This is just a random idea, but these kinds of games have always massively benefited from some sort of "collect more pets/companions with different benefits" depth. I personally think it'd be really cool to see.

╩╩╦╩╦╦╩╦╩╩╦╩╦ Conclusion ╦╩╦╩╩╦╩╦╦╩╦╩╩

For an EARLY ACCESS game, Lost Castle surpassed my expectations. The combination of depth and randomization still has me interested in doing another playthrough just to make sure I've seen everything. Whether or not you have someone to couch co-op this game with, there is a lot of enjoyment to be had. I definitely recommend picking up a copy.

I hope you found this review useful. If you have any questions or comments, give me a shout!
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
Lost Castle is a side scrolling beat-em-up and RPG hybrid with roguelike features. It’s inspired by Castle crashers. It has roguelike elements and every time you play a different dungeon is presented to you. The game is in Early access, so there’s a few glitches etc. but not a big deal. The game is fully playable. The developers are pretty active which means the glitches should be fixed very soon.


Lost Castle feature cartoon-like graphics and art-style. The graphics are very sharp and pleasing to the eyes. The characters are cute and kept reminding me of Scribblenauts characters for some reason. There are not many graphics settings in the game, the only one available is the resolution adjustment option and full screen option. The game ran smooth for me throughout my gameplay with it with over 60 FPS.


The music in this game is very neat. I really liked the creepy type of music this game features. There could’ve been more tracks though. Sound options have separate music and sound adjustment options.


The game has fully re-bindable keys for both keyboard and controller. The mouse works in-game menus and the upgrades page. The controls felt really responsive. A controller is highly recommended for this game though I had no problem with keyboard as well.


The story is about demons and other evil creatures have come to the Castle Harwood and your character is a treasure hunter trying to get rid of the evil in the Castle and in the way loot some treasure. Your character gets kidnapped by these evil elves who throw you into the dungeon. That’s where you start every time you die. You’re given a random looking character with a random weapon. Depending on the weapon you’re given you get different normal, heavy and super attacks. The dungeon is also randomly created. There’s 5 levels from what I can tell (didn’t progress through the later levels) and every time you die you start at the first dungeon cell. Each time you clear a screen a door opens and you’re given a chest with some random items in it. The chests also upgrade from wood to silver to gold and so on as you progress through level. Along the way you can also find a dodgy salesman every once in a while who will sell you a random thing for some coins. This can be an apple or a very nice weapon.

There’s a lot of different types of weapons, bows, dual welded swords, long heavy swords, shotgun, fireballs, sword and shield combo etc. Every weapon has their own stats and abilities, for example the bow and arrow has a super attack which shoots an electrocuted arrow which passes through enemies. The fireball weapon lets you teleport if you use the heavy attack or a crystal spawns and shoots fireballs at all nearby enemies with the super attack button. Some weapons have dash or evade or teleportation abilities instead of heavy attacks. You can also find companions who follow you and shoot at enemies and other upgrades like a percentage chance to electrocute enemy etc. Armor pickups can not only alter the stats they can change the look of your treasure hunter entirely with different themes and cosmetics.

You gain souls by killing enemies, these souls can be used to get upgrades and unlocks after you die. You start off pretty weak but as you gain levels and get additional bonuses using these souls you get better and better. Though as you get upgrades the other upgrades become expensive and if you cannot afford to buy one your souls will be sacrificed. One of the upgrades does let you keep a certain percentage of your souls though.

There’s a lot of enemy variety. Skeletons, goblins, spiders, slime creatures. The game has some hilarious mechanics too like unknown potions which can either be good or bad. One of the potions has you pooping everywhere which reduces your move speed for a short time. Other funny things like you slipping off your recently eaten banana’s peel, making your vulnerable to enemies, or chest falling on your head and other such things. Plenty of bosses in the game as well. Consumable items include apples, bananas, finger lickin’ good chicken (yes, there’s a reference to KFC in the game as well) all of which restore some of your HP. Throwable weapons includes daggers, bombs etc. Potions are there as well and usually random which can either poison you, make you fart uncontrollably, restore health and many other things. So it’s always a gamble using these potions.

A short gameplay video can be found below:


Graphics: 8/10
Sound: 8/10
Controls: 9/10
Gameplay: 9/10
Overall: 9/10


This game is an extremely fun dungeon crawler/brawler/ /RPG/Roguelike combo. This game is very addictive and you’ll have that “just one more game and I’ll quit, yet you keep playing for hours on end” syndrome. It also has 2 player local co op, so you can play with friends as well. It’s not that expensive and for the amount of content it has I think it’s very much a must buy for brawler/RPG genre fans.
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7.9 hrs
Posted: October 23
This is a ♥♥♥♥ed up game. We've been playing it in local co-op for 6 hrs and still cannot win the boss of the 1st stage. And there is no progress in this "RPG" as your gained XP (souls) disappear if you dont use them but you cannot use them as improvements are too expencive. Have devs ever heard of difficulty levels? I think no.
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1.4 hrs
Posted: October 20
If you like this type of games go pick up Enter the Gungeon or Rampage Knights. If you already played those and think this is more of the same be warned: this is a soulless clone of better roguelike games.
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3.5 hrs
Posted: October 20
it's lit
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20.6 hrs
Posted: October 19
Old school hack/slash RPG 2D game... with a lot of enemies and stuff.
But... all good things in this game are regrettably lowered more bad things. So...

+ interesting bosses
+ a lot of items
+ you can play it again / again / again...*

- gamestyle is slower, it missing face-pace style which is better for this kind of games
- your hero is doing 3-4 sounds... terribly annoying after a few minutes!!!
- some items make so similar things that it doesn't matter what will you choose
- *after some time game begin to be really boring

So... from my point of view I can't recommend this game. Maybe because I've played Spelunky before it...
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4.3 hrs
Posted: October 18
Product received for free
If you enjoy the rogue-type game with a nice variety of weapons and upgrades, get this game! It'll keep you entertained for hours with the content it has to offer.

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37.2 hrs
Posted: October 15
it's so easy to off online when i play with my friend :)
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