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Crystal Quest (Xbox 360)

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Description

A mouse-driven game in which the player controls a small, circular spaceship which must travel around the screen collecting crystals. This task is made more difficult by the aliens which constantly swarm out from the portals on both sides of the screen. These can be shot down by the ship's gun (which has unlimited ammo) or eliminated by activating one of the player's limited supply of "smart bombs", which will clear the screen of all current enemies.

The physics of the game were quite unusual for the time; the ship does not simply follow the mouse's movement like a mouse cursor. Rather, it retains its inertia, and must be carefully guided around so it does not crash into anything. Bullets, when fired, travel in the direction of the ship's movement, requiring the player to actually travel toward enemies in order to shoot them down.

This was the first color game for the Macintosh, although it was business-as-usual for the IIgs.

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There are 21 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


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The Press Says

Kombo.com Feb 19, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Jan 12, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Game Chronicles Sep 08, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN Feb 13, 2006 6.3 out of 10 63
GameSpot Feb 08, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62
TeamXbox Feb 16, 2006 6.1 out of 10 61
GamingExcellence Jun 21, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 17, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Thunderbolt Games Oct 17, 2007 6 out of 10 60
XBox Evolved Apr 05, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55

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Trivia

Amiga

The Amiga version of Crystal Quest is very unique in that it runs in the "lowres interlaced" (320x512) mode. As is written in the documentation, this "can result in annoying flicker".

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Wizo (29335) added Crystal Quest (Xbox 360) on Mar 28, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Adam Luoranen (78) and Kabushi (120664)