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Darkened Skye

MobyRank MobyScore
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 graphically beautiful, medieval lands depicted in 3-dimensional detail. The story and plot unfold gradually as you meet numerous, unique non-player characters and solve many puzzles along the way.

Screenshots

Darkened Skye GameCube The beginning location
Darkened Skye Windows Ever heard of a Forest Dragon?
Darkened Skye Windows Another shot of Skye
Darkened Skye Windows Dorian pops in and out during the game. Is he a love interest for Skye?

Alternate Titles

  • "Skittles game" -- Informal title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Arcade action built around a fantasy adventure story Windows Jeanne (75601)

The Press Says

Worth Playing GameCube Dec 19, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Nintendojo GameCube Nov 14, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
PGNx Media GameCube Jan 20, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
GameSpy Windows Apr 01, 2002 73 out of 100 73
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar, 2002 72 out of 100 72
GamersHell.com Windows Aug 04, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
GameZone GameCube Nov 17, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Mar 01, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 2005 56 out of 100 56
ActionTrip Windows Jan 22, 2002 53 out of 100 53

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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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