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

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
80
4.0
Macintosh
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4.1
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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 Title screen
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge DOS A lot of items can be picked up and just moved and thrown around. Many of them come in large quantities; some are not needed to advance
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge DOS Malcolm will be thrown in prison if you do certain actions or fail to perform others. There is a way out of there, though...
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge DOS Killed during your second voyage to the Isle of Cats. Be careful, Malcolm!

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

A worthy closing of the Kyrandia Saga! DOS Rantanplan (1711)

The Press Says

High Score DOS Feb, 1995 5 out of 5 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1994 11 out of 12 92
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
PC Format (UK) DOS Dec, 1994 82 out of 100 82
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 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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