Game Club 199X #11 - Crystalis (NES, GBC) Sept 4, 2012 22:20:29 GMT -5
Post by Snarboo on Sept 4, 2012 22:20:29 GMT -5
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September's game of the month is Crystalis for the NES and Gameboy Color! Wikipedia has the scoop if you're looking for more info on this classic Zelda clone:
Crystalis, known in Japan as God Slayer: Haruka Tenkū no Sonata (ゴッド・スレイヤー はるか天空のソナタ?, lit. "God Slayer: Sonata of the Far-Away Sky"), is an action RPG/action-adventure video game produced by SNK for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was released on April 13, 1990 in Japan and later that July in the United States. Though Crystalis never became a runaway hit, it is now considered a cult classic. The game's initial success prompted a release for the Game Boy Color by Nintendo Software Technology in 2000, which is generally considered more of a remake than a simple port. Many changes were made to the story, music, and other aspects of the game, upsetting many fans of the original.
The game begins with a man's awakening 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. Aided by four wise sages and a mysterious woman, he rises up against the tyrannical Draygonia Empire to ensure that humanity ultimately has a future.
Wikipedia's Crystalis Page
- Crystalis Manual courtesy of xerxes
- Nintendo Power - Crystalis Feature courtesy of xerxes
- "If you want to save, press select, then start, then use "A" to confirm." courtesy of Joseph Joestar
- "If you want said save to be at the entrance of a dungeon (since you can't save in dungeons), enter the dungeon, then leave, then save. The save system seems to keep track of the last door you left from." courtesy of Weasel
- "Another tip, regarding the Telepathy spell: save first, then use it, and if it doesn't give any useful effects, reload. Telepathy stupidly costs MP to cast, and while the first Sage will refresh your MP a couple of times if you contact him while you're low (but not low enough to be unable to cast), he'll eventually tell you 'Life won't always be so easy! Ho ho ho ho...' and not do it." courtesy of Weasel
- "You MUST BE at least level 3 to harm the first boss (the vampire in the cave). Any lower and you can't do a single dingle of damage to it. Unfortunately, every boss has an unspecified level you must get up to in order to harm them, and you won't find out if you're strong enough or not until the actual fight occurs." courtesy of Sotenga
- Feynman has made a post of his recent adventures with a number of great tips in it!
- "From the entrance to the ice mountain, keep going left, past the first pair of icy slopes. You'll reach another slope that leads towards the top of the screen. Use jumps to climb the slope and reach the path to the Tornado Bracelet." courtesy of Feynman
- "If you're lost wandering around the icy area below Brynmawr, don't forget about the place north of the poison forest entrance. You can't go there until you get the Tornado Bracelet and learn Teleport from Tornel in the west ice area." courtesy of Sotenga
- Joseph Joestar explains how to get past the two petrified people in Portoa
- "Once you receive the insect flute from the dwarf village, go to the eastern side of the toxic forest until you find a black pit. Use the flute there to summon the boss, who will then give you the flame orb upon defeat. The flame orb will allow you to progress through the ice mountain!" courtesy of Weasel
- Joseph Joestar has posted a number of tips to help you get back in the game!
- Joseph Joestar explains how you get the water bracelet.
- "You can actually do a minor sequence break and get the Water Bracelet early by using Paralyze to stun the guard who normally tries to block the door. As long as you don't talk to anybody inside, you can walk right through the Queen of Amazones' house and loot the bracelet." courtesy of Feynman
- "I advice to everyone that reaches a certain town with all the sages to buy all the magic rings you can hold in your inventory. You won't have other chances again as you make it to the last maps." courtesy of spirasen
- "Learn to use Barrier, especially on the bosses. It doesn't protect against enemies ramming you, but it protects against their projectiles - it's invaluable against the bosses in Goa, who like to spam shots. It's also a lot cheaper than healing if you can just block shots on an individual basis." courtesy of Joseph Joestar
- "The Barrier spell protects you from all projectiles, even the ones that cast status effects!" courtesy of Snarboo
- Snarboo has some parting advice for the thread.
Voting ended on Friday, September 7th at 10:30 PM EST.
*NOTE*: When voting, please choose a game that you want to play - and will play - but have not beaten entirely or beaten recently, say within 5 - 10 years. All votes are final, so no going back if you change your mind. If you're going to vote, we'd like to have you along for the ride!
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- Game Club 199X #1 - Snake's Revenge (NES)
- Game Club 199X #2 - Wasteland (PC-DOS, C64, Apple II)
- Game Club 199X #3 - Dai Ma Shikyou Galious (NES)
- Game Club 199X #4 - Vagrant Story (PS1)
- Game Club 199X #5 - King's Quest V (PC, NES)
- Game Club 199X #6 - Landstalker (GEN)
- Game Club 199X #7 - Wonder Boy in Monster Land (SMS) and Wonder Boy III: Dragon's Trap (SMS)
- Game Club 199X Summer of Love: Gauntlet II Challenge
- Game Club 199X Fight #1 - Beatdown X-TREEM
- Game Club 199x Fight #2 - Scores, Scars & Stripes *PODCAST COMING SOON!*
- Game Club 199X #10 - Deus Ex Ultra-team Challenge