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Description

Everyone blamed the jester Malcolm for allegedly turning everyone to stone and killing the King and the Queen of Kyrandia. Their son Brandon eventually turned Malcolm himself into stone. However, a thunderbolt strikes the jester, liberating him from his predicament. Now it's his turn to tell the world his version of the truth, whether in his usual mischievous manner or by becoming a nicer person.

Malcolm's Revenge is the third entry in the Legend of Kyrandia series and, like its predecessors, an adventure game focusing on inventory-based puzzles. The basic gameplay is similar to the previous entries: the "smart cursor" is responsible for all the actions in the game - taking, using, talking, etc. During conversations, it is possible to control Malcolm's level of truthfulness as well as his "good" and "bad" attitude. Many puzzles in the game have multiple solutions, though the main story remains unchanged for the most part.

Screenshots

The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge DOS The frog is in the middle of a pre-rendered leaping animation. Very impressive, and smoothly integrated into the game
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge DOS Visiting Darm, the wizard, and his always sleeping dragon-ess
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge DOS Malcolm must have read "The Hobbit" and wants to recreate a famous episode from that book
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge DOS Main menu

Promo Images

The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge Screenshot
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge Screenshot
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge Screenshot
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3 - Malcolm's Revenge Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "凯兰迪亚传奇3:玛尔寇的复仇" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "The Legend of Kyrandia: Malcolm's Revenge (Book Three)" -- GOG.com release title
  • "Kyrandia 3" -- Informal title
  • "Fables & Fiends: The Legend of Kyrandia - Malcolm's Revenge: Book Three" -- Post-trilogy title
  • "Fables & Fiends: The Legend of Kyrandia - Book Three" -- European title

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User Reviews

Let me tell you my own confusing side of the story... DOS Unicorn Lynx (181409)
A worthy closing of the Kyrandia Saga! DOS Rantanplan (1807)

Critic Reviews

Pixel-Heroes.de DOS May 27, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Play Time DOS Nov, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Feb, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Power Unlimited DOS Apr, 1995 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Score DOS Jan, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Just Adventure DOS 1996 B- 67
PC Fun (French) DOS Nov, 1994 13 out of 20 65
World Village (Gamer's Zone) DOS 1994 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Macintosh Sep 23, 2011 11 out of 20 55

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Trivia

References

  • If you use Kyrandia's transporters often enough, when Malcolm emerges at the Bluffs, he'll have a fly's head instead of his own. This is a reference to The Fly, a movie about a scientist whose genes get combined with a fly's in his machine, and he ends up turning into one.
  • Sometimes Faun will appear in the jungle swinging on a rope. This is what he did sometimes in Zanthia's hut in the second game, Hand of Fate, if Zanthia walked back into the hut after leaving the first time.
  • The points system was implemented in order to mock Sierra adventure games. There is no way to acquire all the points in the game.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1995 – Best Adventure in 1994
Information also contributed by Matan Bareket

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Contributed to by POMAH (66760), Sciere (814540) and MAT (234662)
Atari Black Friday