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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 To solve some of the puzzles, we need to find some really small buttons.
Black Crypt Amiga Indeed, here's the dreaded medusa. Like some other creatures in the game, she can't be killed in the ordinary way. I won't spoil how it's done though.
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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
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
Pelit Feb, 1992 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Mar, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Mar, 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
AmigaInfo Jun, 1996 6 out of 10 60


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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.

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