The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge

Critic Score User Score
DOS
81
4.0
Macintosh
...
4.1
Windows
...
5.0
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Description

Everyone blamed the jester Malcolm for allegedly turning everyone to stone and killing the King and the Queen of Kyrandia. Their son Brandon eventually turned Malcolm himself into stone. However, a thunderbolt strikes the jester, liberating him from his predicament. Now it's his turn to tell the world his version of the truth, whether in his usual mischievous manner or by becoming a nicer person.

Malcolm's Revenge is the third entry in the Legend of Kyrandia series and, like its predecessors, an adventure game focusing on inventory-based puzzles. The basic gameplay is similar to the previous entries: the "smart cursor" is responsible for all the actions in the game - taking, using, talking, etc. During conversations, it is possible to control Malcolm's level of truthfulness as well as his "good" and "bad" attitude. Many puzzles in the game have multiple solutions, though the main story remains unchanged for the most part.

Screenshots

The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge DOS Underworld - here's where you're popular
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge DOS Malcolm frequently comments on the things he sees. The game has a "laugh track" of the audience - like in TV comedy shows - that makes what he says sound even funnier
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge DOS Somewhat surrealistic view in the Fish World. You are awarded points for all sorts of actions
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge DOS To jump or not to jump... knowing Malcolm, he'll vote for jump

Alternate Titles

  • "Kyrandia 3" -- Informal title
  • "Fables & Fiends - The Legend of Kyrandia: Malcolm's Revenge, book three" -- Post-trilogy title

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User Reviews

Let me tell you my side of the story... DOS Cor 13 (173736)
A worthy closing of the Kyrandia Saga! DOS Rantanplan (1686)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1994 11 out of 12 92
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Power Play DOS Nov, 1994 87 out of 100 87
PC Format (UK) DOS Dec, 1994 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1994 80 out of 100 80
GameTrip.net DOS Aug 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1994 79 out of 100 79
High Score Macintosh May, 1996 3 out of 5 60
World Village (Gamer's Zone) DOS 1994 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Macintosh Sep 23, 2011 11 out of 20 55

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Trivia

References

  • If you use Kyrandia's transporters often enough, when Malcolm emerges at the Bluffs, he'll have a fly's head instead of his own. This is a reference to The Fly, a movie about a scientist whose genes get combined with a fly's in his machine, and he ends up turning into one.
  • Sometimes Faun will appear in the jungle swinging on a rope. This is what he did sometimes in Zanthia's hut in the second game, Hand of Fate, if Zanthia walked back into the hut after leaving the first time.
  • The points system was implemented in order to mock Sierra adventure games. There is no way to acquire all the points in the game.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1995 – Best Adventure in 1994
Information also contributed by Matan Bareket

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