🐳 Check out #guessing-game in our Discord to play a new game that uses MobyGames screenshots

atari missile command
Not an American user?


Twenty-two years ago a powerful cleric named Estoroth Paingiver was banished and sealed in a crypt. He has been gaining strength since then and is now threatening the country of Astera again. You must take control of a party of four adventurers sent to find and seal Estoroth again by recovering the lost relics that sent him into exile in the past.

Black Crypt is a first-person perspective 3D dungeon exploration game similar to the Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder series.


Black Crypt Amiga There's a switch on the other side of the pit. We need to get across, but how?
Black Crypt Amiga The game has a very helpful automap.
Black Crypt Amiga Fortunately, my party doesn't suffer from arachnophobia.
Black Crypt Amiga This is the inventory. You can also see what you're wearing.

Promo Images

Black Crypt Logo
Black Crypt Screenshot
Black Crypt Screenshot
Black Crypt Magazine Advertisement

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

A game to rival Eye of the Beholder Vashna (19) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
One of the best early RPG's Phil Manes (2) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Info Feb, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Datormagazin May, 1992 98 out of 100 98
Tilt Mar, 1992 19 out of 20 95
Amiga Action Mar, 1992 93 out of 100 93
The One for Amiga Games Mar, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Play Time Apr, 1992 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1992 9 out of 12 75
Power Play Apr, 1992 71 out of 100 71
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Apr 28, 2012 4 out of 6 67
AmigaInfo Jun, 1996 6 out of 10 60


There are currently no topics for this game.


Cover art Easter egg

If something happens to the bottom half of your box's cover and you forget who published the game, don't fear -- cover illustrator Randy Barrett helpfully hid EA's logo of the time, the "square circle triangle" logo, in the goat-demon's ankle-bracelets.

Graphics mode

This was one of the few commercial Amiga games to use the Extra Half-Bright graphics mode. This offered the standard 32 colours, as well as darker versions of each one, and was used to create a dark and moody atmosphere. This does mean the game does not work on the very first Amigas (retrospectively named the Amiga 1000) as this mode was added later.

Out of the starting gate

Black Crypt is the first game developed by Raven Software which only had five people back then.

Unreleased PC port

Rick Johnson, one of the original programmers, started in the late 1990s to port the game to the PC as a part-time project. A two-level demo version was released in 1998 by Raven Software, but the full conversion was never completed.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith and Indra was here.

Related Web Sites

analoguedragon (73) added Black Crypt (Amiga) on Jun 27, 2003
atari adventure