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The Legend of Kyrandia (DOS)

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www.westwood.com:
    In this mysterious land of legend and lore, players will put their gameplaying skills to the test utilizing an extremely user-friendly point and click interface designed to lead the player through numerous magical, fairy-tale scenarios that will have gamers casting spells, searching strangely-lit caverns, collecting gemstones and chasing down leprechauns.

    As Brandon, the player will set out on a series of quests in search of Malcolm, the happy court jester turned evil villain. Prior to the start of the game, Brandon and his parents, the King and Queen, lived peacefully in the beautiful land of Kyrandia. When Brandon was but a child, Malcolm murdered the King and Queen in order to harness the power of the Kyragem, a magnificent gemstone that pulsates with magical energy. With its power in his possession, Malcolm declared himself ruler of the land. Only after the Masters of the Four Magics sealed Malcolm inside the Castle Kyrandia were Brandon and his grandfather safe from his wrath. Upon his escape eighteen years later, Malcolm sets out to avenge himself. As the story begins, hero Brandon is faced with the challenge of finding the elusive Malcolm and stopping him before he destroys the other members of the Royal Court and ruins the land of Kyrandia. Players will encounter 25 quests in their search for Malcolm. Each quest will help Brandon grow in power and in knowledge. In his endeavors, Brandon will meet many characters who will either help or hinder his progress. He will have the aid of the Masters of the Four Magics who will train Brandon in each of the four disciplines; all necessary to defeat Malcolm, reclaim his birthright and restore the Kingdom to its former peace.

    Kyrandia Book 1: The Legend of Kyrandia is available for the Macintosh and IBM PC in both floppy disk and CD-ROM versions. The CD-ROM version features voice support with any Sound Blaster compatible sound card.

    Contributed by 6⅞ of Nine (1354) on Dec 07, 2009.

Back Cover - DOS (Jewel Case):
    Kyrandia is a land of dark mysterious forests and sleeping dragons. A fantasy land where rubies grow on trees and magic abounds. Who would imagine that a land so idyllic would spawn a murderer so demented?

    Some say that court jester Malcolm was mad to begin with. Others that it was his burning desire to possess the precious Kyragem that slowly drove him to slay the peaceful King William.

    As the rightful prince of Kyrandia, you must pursue the elusive Malcolm to recover the powerful gemstone. Only then will you be able to reclaim the throne and restore harmony to the land of Kyrandia.

    The Legend of Kyrandia awaits you.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on May 02, 2004.