Darkened Skye

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
65
3.6
Windows
65
3.7
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Description

The Skittles brand candies "Taste the Rainbow" ad campaign is the inspiration behind this action adventure game in which the tasty, brightly-colored orbs are transformed into magical spheres with tremendous powers.

You play Skye of Lynlora, a "sexy Warrior-Hero-Adventurer-Goddess with a smart mouth" whose mundane life as a Dwentil shepherdess is changed forever when she comes upon one of the magical Skittles while following a stray dwentil. It is up to Skye to reassemble the Great Rainbow which has been squelched by the evil Lord Necroth. Armed with her sense of humor and trusty staff, harness the power of the Skittles to defeat Necroth’s minions, solve ancient mysteries and ultimately save the world.

As the witty, and often sarcastic, Skye, you’ll be running, jumping and battling your way across medieval lands depicted in three-dimensional detail. The story and plot unfold gradually as you meet numerous non-player characters and solve many puzzles along the way.

Screenshots

Darkened Skye Windows Early on, Skye's only defense is her staff. Just whack any monsters that come along.
Darkened Skye Windows Skye with her sidekick
Darkened Skye GameCube The beginning location
Darkened Skye Windows Dorian pops in and out during the game. Is he a love interest for Skye?

Alternate Titles

  • "Skittles game" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Arcade action built around a fantasy adventure story Windows Jeanne (75492)

Critic Reviews

GameSpy Windows Apr 01, 2002 73 out of 100 73
Armchair Empire, The Windows Jun 09, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71
Click! Windows Sep, 2002 4 out of 6 67
GameSpot GameCube Dec 11, 2002 6.6 out of 10 66
GameZone GameCube Nov 17, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Loadedinc. Windows Aug 11, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 2005 56 out of 100 56
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jun, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Game Revolution Windows Feb 09, 2002 C 50
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube May 27, 2003 8 out of 20 40

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Trivia

Cover

The artwork was done by popular comic book artist Joe Madureira.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2003 (Issue #225) – Best Use of a License of the Year

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