What is Melkhior's Mansion

Melkhior's Mansion is a free retro styled low resolution isometric adventure, inspired by some of the great 8-bit games of the 80s, but with a modern twist.

Where can I download it from?

It can be downloaded from Itch.io

Are physical copies available?

No. The game is a hobby tribute project. It contains some IP owned by Rare (previously Ultimate Play The Game). They have been good enough to outline to us the rules around fan projects, which essentially boils down to, don't use an existing game name, and don't monetise the project. Physical copies cost money to reproduce. That money would need to be recouped somehow. Simple solution, no physical copies.

How much does it cost?

It's freeware. If you've purchased it from somewhere, or parted with your hard earned cash for any reason to obtain the game, then you've been ripped off...and so have we! Please contact us with more information.

What platforms is it available for?

Windows, Linux and Mac.

Will it be available for other platforms?

Hopefully. Conversions are currently in development for ZX Spectrum 128k and ZX Spectrum Next. Not sure about anything else, depends on which direction the wind is blowing.

Help, I have a problem!

Balls! We did our best, we're a very small team working on the game in our own time with limited resources. Contact us using one of the links in the header with as much information as possible, and we'll try and help. Bear in mind that if you don't provide any information, then we won't provide a reply.

What the hell do you have to do?

Either get stuck in and figure it out, or see the Hints and Tips section.

Why is it so hard?

Games of old didn't tend to hold your hand, you just got stuck in and tried to figure out what to do. Similar theme here, although there is a Hints 'n Tips section available if you click back.

Why is it so easy?

Practice! The game can be completed quite easily in only a few minutes. It's only a short game.

Why is it so crap?

Each to their own. No quibble, full refunds are available on request.

I've found an object but I don't know what it does.

See "Why is it so hard?"

Why can't I save my progress?

No point, it's an action game at heart. It doesn't take long to complete once you know your way around the mansion.

Are there any cheats built into the game?


Why can't I jump?

The game is heavily inspired by Atic Atac on the ZX Spectrum, but using an isometric point of view. Jumping simply isn't required, despite it being isometric.

Why did you restrict yourselves to that garish colour palette?

It's the ZX Spectrum colour palette, but without the infamous attribute restrictions. Lovely isn't it!

How do you pronounce Zouch's name?