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Darkened Skye (Windows)

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Description

The Skittles brand candies "Taste the Rainbow" ad campaign is the inspiration behind this action adventure game in which the tasty, brightly-colored orbs are transformed into magical spheres with tremendous powers.

You play Skye of Lynlora, a "sexy Warrior-Hero-Adventurer-Goddess with a smart mouth" whose mundane life as a Dwentil shepherdess is changed forever when she comes upon one of the magical Skittles while following a stray dwentil. It is up to Skye to reassemble the Great Rainbow which has been squelched by the evil Lord Necroth. Armed with her sense of humor and trusty staff, harness the power of the Skittles to defeat Necroth’s minions, solve ancient mysteries and ultimately save the world.

As the witty, and often sarcastic, Skye, you’ll be running, jumping and battling your way across graphically beautiful, medieval lands depicted in 3-dimensional detail. The story and plot unfold gradually as you meet numerous, unique non-player characters and solve many puzzles along the way.

Screenshots

Darkened Skye Windows Read Skye's notes often for clues
Darkened Skye Windows Skye will meet the strangest creatures! This one is a merchant.
Darkened Skye Windows Walk across red flowers for health. This screen also shows where items appear when found.
Darkened Skye Windows Blue flowers increase mana, although it goes up fairly quickly by itself.

Alternate Titles

  • "Skittles game" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Arcade action built around a fantasy adventure story Jeanne (75612) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

The Press Says

PC Zone Benelux Mar, 2002 73 out of 100 73
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Armchair Empire, The Jun 09, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71
IGN Feb 24, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Click! Sep, 2002 4 out of 6 67
PC Games (Germany) Sep 06, 2003 66 out of 100 66
Loadedinc. Aug 11, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
ActionTrip Jan 22, 2002 53 out of 100 53
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Thunderbolt Games Sep 06, 2003 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Cover

The artwork was done by popular comic book artist Joe Madureira.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2003 (Issue #225) – Best Use of a License of the Year

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Jeanne (75612) added Darkened Skye (Windows) on May 21, 2002
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (34884)