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.
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.
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.