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Emperor Draygon awakens from a cryogenic sleep one hundred years after a global nuclear war. Even though he is unable to recall his name or who he was, he begins to discover that he may be the key to save this world from destruction.


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October 31 1997, global warfare erupts that destroys most of the earth. To put an end to the warlike ways, a group of scientists build a tower in the sky operated by a computer. People try to rebuild, and society reconstructed resembled a blend of fallen technocracy, classical mythology, and medieval tales of knights, while outside the walled or otherwise guarded towns are strange mutations like anthropoid tigers, and machines sent by an out-of-control computer in the tower. One of the scientists, Mesia, has been taken out of a cryogenic freeze, and has scattered four swords, representing wind, fire, water, and thunder, which are the shattered components of Crystalis. These are taken by vampiric creatures soon after she hides them. Another scientist is revived, and bursts out of a cave. His memory fails him, but the townspeople are eager to guide him into rescuing the leaders of the society, giving him armor and spells, and eventually leading him to destroy the dark forces that have ... Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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You must save the world from evil magic by finding the four powerful swords that form Crystalis.


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July 1990 (USA) See more »

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Great fantasy RPG filled with darkness and magic.
15 October 2006 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

Probably influenced by the Zelda NES video games but being a sui generis RPG. "Crystalis" is one of the best games to ever come out fro the NES. The story is dark but magical, heroic but sinister, and you can't help but truly feel you are into the game.

There are magical situations that only a fierce warrior could handle. Also, the dark atmosphere in the game mixed with the colorful characters creates a great gaming experience.

The game is somehow hard but it's worth your time. There are many complex puzzles but once you solve them, you will feel powerful. The main situations to solve in the game are truly magical and could be considered as taken out from a Fantasy movie.

"Crystalis" is an excellent video game with a magical story and a high fun factor. Please, get this hidden gem you won't regret. One of the most underrated and great RPG's of all time. Sadly this is highly overlooked.

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