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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 Skye will meet the strangest creatures! This one is a merchant.
Darkened Skye Windows Make your spells here after you find more Skittles
Darkened Skye Windows This NPC rides a fish!
Darkened Skye Windows Another shot of Skye

Alternate Titles

  • "Skittles game" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Arcade action built around a fantasy adventure story Jeanne (75584) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

The Press Says

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Feb, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy Apr 01, 2002 73 out of 100 73
Armchair Empire, The Jun 09, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71
IGN Feb 24, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GamersHell.com Aug 04, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
Click! Sep, 2002 4 out of 6 67
Loadedinc. Aug 11, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
Just Adventure Apr 15, 2002 C+ 58
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2005 56 out of 100 56
Game Revolution Feb 09, 2002 C 50

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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 (75584) added Darkened Skye (Windows) on May 21, 2002
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (35651)