Considering how few action-RPGs were really available on the NES, Crystalis is a boon to fans of the genre. It's not the finest game for the console, and likely won't be making any major publication's Top 10 lists, but it's a good game on its own, if you can overlook a few notable flaws. Crystalis never sold in droves, but it was prominent enough to warrant a remake on the Game Boy Color in 2000, courtesy of none other than Nintendo itself. However, due to some of the more glaring changes made, particularly the heavily revised storyline, it is often considered a downgrade from the original. If you must select the superior Crystalis, seek out the NES version.