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

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
80
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 As we can see, Westwood always puts standards in making nice pre-rendered animations
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge DOS Saily hoo!
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge DOS Killed during your second voyage to the Isle of Cats. Be careful, Malcolm!
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge DOS That's a lot of people... the bright sprites clash a bit with the smooth backgrounds

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 (172214)
A worthy closing of the Kyrandia Saga! DOS Rantanplan (1701)

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1994 11 out of 12 92
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Pixel-Heroes.de DOS May 27, 2011 9 out of 10 90
PC Gamer DOS Jan, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Power Play DOS Nov, 1994 87 out of 100 87
MikroBitti DOS Jan, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Quandary DOS Feb, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Just Adventure DOS 1996 B- 67
High Score Macintosh May, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Jeuxvideo.com DOS 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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