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Coin-Op : Arcade : Crystal Castles (1983, Atari)

General Information


One of the first games to use 3-dimensional graphics, Crystal Castles is a basically a 3-dimensional maze game with excellent graphics. Using a track-ball the player controls Bentley Bear, whose goal is to collect all the magic gems on each board while evading gem eaters, balls, skeletons and ghosts. The game also features secret warps to take the player to higher levels.

The game’s cabinet features a lighted red track-ball and beautiful, colorful artwork depicting the game’s characters and mazes typical of most Atari games from this era.

Coin-Op Details

One of the really cool things about this game is that if you have the high score, the game uses your initials to create the layout of the first level. Very cool!

Weights and Measurements:

Type Height Width Depth Weight   Notes
Upright: 71.5" 25.25" 31" 290 lbs.  

Disclaimer: These are approximate weights and measurements taken from actual games or the manufacturer's literature. Occasionally games vary.

Web Reference Links:

Type Name/Description Courtesy
Manual: PDF Manual BasementArcade.com
Manual: PDF Schematics BasementArcade.com

Technical Information

Knowledge Base Articles:

Article Author
Crystal Castles Pinout spies.com

MAME Virtual Machines:

Year ROM Set Description Manufacturer
1983 ccastle2 Crystal Castles (version 2) Atari
1983 ccastle3 Crystal Castles (version 3) Atari
1983 ccastles Crystal Castles (version 4) Atari
1986 crystalg Crystal Gal (Japan 860512) Nichibutsu
1986 crystal2 Crystal Gal 2 (Japan 860620) Nichibutsu

NOTE: These are MAME "Virtual Machines." These virtual machines are ROM-specific but contain address space information (memory maps) that may be useful when debugging hardware. There may be descrepancies between MAME's definition of the hardware, and actual hardware. Information is provided for reference only. THERE ARE NO ROMS ANYWHERE ON THIS WEB SITE.

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