The Kristal (Amiga)

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Description

The 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 Kristal Amiga Introduction: Stars.
The Kristal Amiga A character talks to you.
The Kristal Amiga There are teleport platforms here.
The Kristal Amiga Start of the game.

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Dragon Dec, 1989 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
The One Apr, 1989 88 out of 100 88
CU Amiga 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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Trivia

Graphics

The graphics for The Krystal are in 640x200, so the CGA support is in CGA's 640x200 monochrome mode.

Speech

An entire disk of the 360K diskette distribution is dedicated to a 40-second long digitized speech introducing the gameworld.
John Scott (438) added The Kristal (Amiga) on May 20, 2004
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