The Crystal Maze

Moby ID: 3313
Acorn 32-bit Specs

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A game based on the successful UK TV Show (1990 - 1995) of the same name. You have a team of six which you lead around the maze. There are four zones: Ocean, Aztec, Medieval and Futuristic. There are four types of game, Physical, Mental, Skill, and Mystery. Every game you win earns you a time crystal worth 5 seconds in your final destination, the Crystal Dome.

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Designed by
  • Digital Jellyfish Design
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Text Manual
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Original music adapted by kind permission of composer
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  • Sherston Software
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Average score: 16% (based on 2 ratings)


Average score: 2.6 out of 5 (based on 6 ratings with 2 reviews)

As good as the TV show

The Good
This game never gets boring because the challenges change constantly as you go through the four Zones, Futuristic, Ocean, Aztec and Medieval. You can set the skill level to whatever you like to suit your playing ability. But be warned, set it too high and youll get backward controls on some games. A whole lot of fun. Authentic images, and music, which makes it even more like the TV show Nearly all the games have been taken from the hit TV series

The Bad
There could be more sounds. Normally, apart from the startup music and the zone music you just get beeps or dododododo noises. You dont get to see clips of the TV show, which now you normally get video pieces. I think others will agree with this.

The Bottom Line
Overall, I would recommend you get this game one way or another. Dont worry about specs, because it wants a 90 MHZ processor and 8 Megs of RAM with a sound card. This game will supply you with hours of exciting gameplay where your brain cant stop thinking. The Crystal Dome at the end is a very cool added feature. But after a period of time> lets say weeks> you may steer elsewhere for excitement. But youll always keep coming back for more later on.

DOS · by Sean O'Sullivan (3) · 2002

Can you crack the Crystal Maze?

The Good
the ingenious puzzles, the fact it replicated the four zones of the TV show and had a lot of features from the show,adding to the realism factor.It all goes together to be a fun puzzle game to play, and it doesn't go on too long either

The Bad
the final game in the crystal dome, its a bit too point and click random with very little skill involved. some of the mystery games are a bit vague, and the musical rendition of the theme leaves a lot to be desired

The Bottom Line
For all fans of the TV Show and Puzzle Games, fun and simple, an enjoyable game

DOS · by Big C (56) · 2002



This game has been used for educational purposes in schools


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Game added by Big C.

Acorn 32-bit added by Kabushi.

Additional contributors: Patrick Bregger.

Game added February 15, 2001. Last modified February 22, 2023.