DescriptionThe Kristal of Konos is a magical artefact described as the key to world peace. However, an evil being known as Malvalla has taken it, releasing Chaos into the universe. A space pirate named Dancis Frake ventures on his twin cannon space galleon to the planet Meltoca, where he hopes to find clues concerning the Kristal's whereabouts.
Based on the theater play The Kristal of Konos (1976), The Kristal is primarily an adventure game with space shooter and fighting segments. The adventure portions consist of exploring populated planets, gathering clues and talking to characters in order to gain information. When traveling between planets, the player-controlled ship may be attacked be enemies, which must be eliminated in shooting sequences. Dances has special strength and psychic ratings, which may increase or decrease depending on his actions. He may participate in swordfighting to improve these parameters. "Skringles", a form of intergalactic currency, can be found, earned, and spent in the game.
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|The Games Machine (UK)||Jun, 1989||90 out of 100||90|
|The One||Apr, 1989||88 out of 100||88|
|Commodore User||Mar, 1989||86 out of 100||86|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Jun, 1989||79 out of 100||79|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Feb, 1989||9.2 out of 12||77|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Jul, 1989||704 out of 1000||70|
|Power Play||Apr, 1989||63 out of 100||63|
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GraphicsThe graphics for The Krystal are in 640x200, so the CGA support is in CGA's 640x200 monochrome mode.
SpeechAn entire disk of the 360K diskette distribution is dedicated to a 40-second long digitized speech introducing the gameworld.
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