Crystals of Arborea

Moby ID: 3301
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Morgoth, the deity of chaos, was enraged by the gods' decision to banish him from the pantheon. Plotting revenge, he began poisoning the minds of the nations of the world. Black elves and orcs became his minions. The gods flooded the land in response, secluding the island kingdom of Arborea as the last stronghold against Morgoth's forces. Jarel, the last Prince of the elf-like race of Sham-nirs, must find allies who would help him on his quest to obtain four elemental crystals, restore the power of the temples, and defeat Morgoth.

Crystals of Arborea is an RPG which is a precursor to the Ishar games. The party of six characters roam the world (on a 2D map or by exploring 3D individual locations), defeating Morgoth's minions, gathering experience points and becoming stronger. Unlike the subsequent Ishar games, combat in this game is turn-based, and takes place on separate screens. The players must manually navigate party members on the battle field. Archers and spellcasters can use ranged attacks, while melee fighters must stand close to the enemy in order to strike.

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There are two releases, the normal game and the construction team game who you can choose the numbers of fighters, wizards and choose the points of ability, power...


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Game added by NetDanzr.

Amiga added by POMAH. Atari ST added by Blood.

Additional contributors: Blood, Patrick Bregger.

Game added February 13, 2001. Last modified April 2, 2024.