The Dark Castle is similar to the Courtyard, and players can progress in much the same way. There is a higher proportion of traps which players should be aware of. If players have not yet found a good weapon, or are still using the weapon they started with, they may wish to explore the various side rooms that appear in order to loot or buy one. Despite the risk of encountering more enemies and taking damage, this will make progressing far easier as the levels start to become more difficult.
The Dark Castle contains the following enemies:
| The Skeleton has both a ranged and melee attack, although these are fairly slow. May appear with or without a shield. Versions with a shield must fist be disarmed using a Jump Attack or Dash Attack before they can be damaged.
| Attacks by charging towards the player, knocking them to the ground. Has very high health.
| Attack by shooting fireballs towards players. Resistant to fire damage.
| Has both a ranged and melee attack.
| Has only a weak melee attack. Will sometimes drops it's head upon death. This must be destroyed or the Ghoul will come back to life.
| A simple enemy that can be killed fairly easily. The Archer has a relatively slow melee attack where it kicks the player, causing approximately 10 damage. It also has a ranged attack where it fires a bow and arrow, also causing approximately 10 damage.
| Can throw several Throwing Daggers in quick succession. These are relatively slow and can be dodged. Can also kick a player, knocking them back if they get too close.
The following special rooms may be encountered.
|Players may spin the wheel once to be granted a random effect.|
|The Kitchen||Contains a giant cook, carcass that can be attacked to produce meat, beer keg and a large number of enemies. Killing the cook completes the challenge It's raw, you donkey .|
|Features several chests and a number of enemies, making it a good way of finding weapons and equipment. Players will need to kill all enemies before they can leave The Vault.|
Traps and Features
The following traps and features may be encountered.
- Version 0.22:
- Insane difficulty is more difficult. There are more spikes and pits in the castle and players get random disease or curse at the beginning of every level.
- Version 0.19:
- A keg has been placed in the kitchen.
- Version 0.12:
- Added new rooms which can spawn in the castle: Potion Cabinet. Pet Shop. Totems of Death. Wheel of Misfortune.
It's raw, you donkey
|Kill the cook||Unlocks cook's hat|
|The Camp • Enchanted Forest • Courtyard • Dark Castle • Tomb • Dungeon • Arena • Sewer • Gothic • Laboratory • Sky|