The game also has a completely new opening. The graphics are far above average for the NES with large character sprites and high resolution detail. Crystalis. The new ending sucked, too. And why was Azteca's name changed to Tamalic? Slippery Slopes - Crystalis (NES) - Part 3 (Mt. Every time Nintendo releases one of these GBC conversions of a NES classic it's exciting. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought in the NES version, the people built the tower to try to oppress evil. The same thing happens with the red slimes in the cave. As you climbed the stairs, alot of the backstory was revealed! Cheaper Items The further you progress in the game, the more items and services cost. The slime will also double its size. What the fuckity fuck fuck?!? That part was removed, too. Last up, Nathaniel “Me” Hoover plays through the GBC version of Crystalis. The Crystalis Wiki is a collaborative encyclopedia for everything related to Crystalis for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Thank you for these great playthroughs! To save money, teleport back to the first town (Leaf) to sleep and purchase basic equipment (herbs, boots, etc.) There is ~no~ excuse for this! There's also multiplayer to take on a pal with. This here’s just a sample; see Jeddy’s full Crystalis (NES) playlist for the rest. And the music sucked. I can't beat NES Crystalis that fast in that timeframe. It's still one of my favorites to this day. I remember a few years back... in 2001, I met a guy named David M. screen name, Oxnard. It plays like something between Legend of Zelda and Secret of Mana. I beat it in only a few days. Required fields are marked *. I really much preferred the old opening, that showed the holocaustic world, with mutated monsters and a glimpse of the tower. Most people just focus on the bad stuff like music and how enemies are no longer immune to certain elements. We did not see games this sprawling and complex again until the latter years of the Super NES. The thing with certain enemies being invulnerable to certain weapons was taken out. ), so why was he drawn this way, with no armor, black robes, and not even that funky horned helmet that is sort of his trademark? Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Known in Japan as Godslayer: Sonata of the Far Away Skies, Crystalis was developed by SNK. When you saw that tower going down in the background, you knew it was over...but if anything seemed "incomplete", I think it had only been to leave room for a possible sequel (which, sadly, we never got.) I am, of course, talking about Crystalis, a perennial favorite that we’ve barely stopped talking about since the first installment of the Crystalis D&Dcast, like, a year ago. And that doesn't add challenge, since you can't be harmed by them if you simply don't try to open them. This story has been totally mutilated and tossed out the window! I used my thunder sword on the blue slimes in the field. I also loved that part where the computer starts up and you input your character's name. 9:13. Crystalis takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, one hundred years after a global thermonuclear war has reverted civilization to a primitive, medieval existence populated with fierce mutated creatures. Behold! I played Crystalis a looooong time and it was always one of those games I meant to go back and play. Your email address will not be published. FO: For anyone who's played Crystalis on the NES, remember towards the end, when that guy in the town of Sahara gives you a clue about Stom's Rabbit? The wiki format allows anyone to create or edit any article to help us create the ultimate source of information for Crystalis! So I am looking to get the it but I am curious as to which is the better game, The NES original or the Game Boy Color port? So I decided to write a walkthrough, a complete resource, and create a sequel. While not quite as good as Magic of Scheherazade, Crystalis still had one of the best NES soundtracks I've ever heard. ----- Crystalis is one of my most favorite games ever. For Crystalis on the Game Boy Color, GameFAQs has 31 guides and walkthroughs, 10 reviews, 8 critic reviews, and 417 user screenshots. Science and advanced technology have been abandoned though the old ways of magic have survived. In this playthrough, he reveals how the game was possibly influenced by Japanese anime, offers up scathing criticism of “classic” Nintendo game design, and picks a fight with a wall that lasts four minutes and almost gets him killed. Many changes were made to the story, music, and other aspects of the game, upsetting fans of the original. Now you can go through those doorways, which the enemies came out of in the NES version, and I'm totally lost because all they do is warp me around to other doorways! : Fruit of Lime: Cures petrification. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. It definitely was easier, and not just because I know the game very well. Sorry. If you want GameCola to review your videogame or computer game, please contact Alex Jedraszczak. NES version VS. GBC port; User Info: stabstone. He was like.. 22ish at the time and surprised to meet someone else who liked Crystalis. stabstone 6 years ago #1. In short, if you're going for Crystalis go for the NES version. Often you're told exactly what to do, whereas you weren't in the NES Crystalis. And I heard that Nintendo was rewriting the game to give it a more "complete" ending. I also didn't see how the new ending was any better. NES Crystalis in 40:40.43 by TheAxeMan [with author annotations] - Duration: 42:59. I remember people in Sahara telling you they saw Draygon and Mesia together (but that was also removed.). And if you talk to the rabbit, he mistakes you for Stom (unlike in the NES version where he knew you weren't really Stom), and just gives you a Magic Ring! Crystalis Action You can touch them, or walk past them, and they don't move. Once you beat DYNA, Mesia appears and gives you Crystalis and THEN you go to the tower to fight the Emperor! FO: Okay, I made a slight error, here. But in this version, the rabbit has no clue. The plain background makes it easier on the eyes compared to B-A-M Millennium, which has a hard beige replacing all white colors. As … The layout is much different! 9:13. The final boss fight of Crystalis WAS in the NES version, but it came earlier in the story. the Game Pak from the Nintendo Entertainment System. Crystalis is a video game released on the NES in 1990, and rereleased for the Game Boy Color in 2000. But that's really nothing unusual for the stories in game manuals to be somewhat inconsistent with the actual game plots. The port is certainly controversial as changes were made to the gameplay and the music, but overall I found it very enjoyable. I also read the story in the NES Crystalis game manual, and it sounds very much like Nintendo's interpretation in the GBC game. (Provide proof if you can!) Crystalis is a post-apocalyptic, action RPG made in 1990 by SNK. . So I changed into Stom, and talked to him again, and he gives you what is essentially the same item as Deo's Pendant, only now it's called Stom's Pendant!! Hardly anything is lost in the transition aside from a smaller view point. Nathaniel plays and talks his way through Crystalis for the Game Boy Color, which is a remake of the NES cult classic RPG. Was Tamalic his name in the original Japanese version, and had been changed to Azteca, and Nintendo decided to go with the original name? The people who made the GBC version screwed it up and for some reason, had you fight DYNA before Emperor Draygon. Especially the parts about Draygon and the Tower. In the end, both versions of Crystalis are worth a try, even though the NES version is more satisfying in terms of story, and for one’s overall gaming experience. Now our long celebration of The END DAY comes to a close with not one, but…whatever number comes after that…video playthroughs of this cult classic RPG. Remember how some items were hidden in grass or water, like Akahana's Statue, the Love Pendant, and the Kirisa Plant? I remember Sethra telling me they didn't change the story, but they did! FO: Apparently, 1up has a page about the differences between the NES and GBC versions of Crystalis, and they claim the final boss fight of the GBC version had been cut from the NES version because of limited memory space. Take a look at Casey Levine's review for the game, from a GameCola issu. But now you can get it anytime after you reach the area of Goa. The Controller . Enjoy! I used to like fighting them in the NES version to build money quickly. I like how you pointed out the good changes in GBC such as the extra details in environment art and animation, as well as minor level design changes to help teach the player about poison earlier in the first cave dungeon. How? So, it seems like it was done by fans of the original who wanted to open the game up to modern gamers, rather than the original team wanting a re-release. Yet another NES classic comes to NES with this updated version of Crystalis. FO: Now, this has REALLY pissed me off! The Five Swords Guard Items Tool Items . Game vs Game 16,111 views. But if not, then they definitely dumbed that down. Refer to Nathaniel’s full Crystalis (GBC) playlist for the full playthrough, as this here is only Part…whatever number comes before two. That, as far as I'm concerned, was the truest version of the game. ... Legend of the River King GBC: Dr. Mario & Puzzle League: Crystalis : Earthworm Jim: Top Gear Overdrive: Double Dribble: 5-on-5: Legend of the River King 2: Status Screen Areas and Scenes Types of Stores . In NES Crystalis, I used the warp code to get out of the Tower in my save file and return to the area surrounding Leaf. Nathaniel Hoover is almost certainly GameCola's most verbose staff member, and arguably the most eclectic. A port of Puzzle Bobble 4 on GBC. This is not a port, this is a remake, and a bad one at that... FO: I beat this game today. Free shipping . . I never pictured him as looking like a vampire (there's already a vampire boss in the game, for crying out loud! If people had actually paid a lick of attention to the story they'd know WHY you fought Draygon earlier. I know this probably isn't that important to the gameplay, but it is to Crystalis fans who savored every moment of this game's plot! Was this how it was in the original Japanese Famicom version of Crystalis, or is Nintendo futzing up the plot! Sabre) - Duration: 28:41. Well, in this version, the Emperor already has control of the Tower and uses it to stage attacks all over the world. And since you can easily tell the difference between real and fake chests, there's no real chance of accidentally opening a fake one. Sethra: Well, I just confirmed it. The whole entire final area of the game has been changed! . . I thought that was why the Emperor kidnapped Mesia in the NES version...because she was one of the scientists who created the tower, and he thought she could lead him to it. The final boss fight of Crystalis WAS in the NES version, but it came earlier in the story. Even though I still think this is a semi-decent RPG/Adventure game for GBC, if you really want to play Crystalis the way it was meant to be played, I strongly recommend finding an NES and tracking down a copy over this abomination! Sold for $50 in Leaf and for $300 in Joel. In the NES version, Deo was a very special rabbit, and it was sad that he knew Stom was really dead. If people had actually paid a lick of attention to the story they'd know WHY you fought Draygon earlier. Gamespite – Crystalis More critical differences between the NES and GBC versions. Crystalis for GBC is worth a play Crystalis was originally on the NES. Then you change into Stom and talk to the rabbits on the prairie, and one of them realizes you aren't really Stom, but gives you Deo's Pendant, anyway? In the NES version, you had to beat the enemies as they came out of the doors, and once they were all gone, a stairway to the next level would appear. KarmaJolt 212 views. The pyramid theme, and the opening and ending themes still haunt me to this day. But it backfired on them when people realized the tower could be used as a weapon to control the world, and began fighting over it. I thought the pinnacle of the game's plot in the NES version was to destroy the tower so that NO ONE else would ever be able to use its powers for evil, again! Anybody heard of Deja Vu? However, it's inconsistent with parts of the story in the actual NES game. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. To me, he looks like a caped knight, clad in green armor. This, much like MoS, is one of the few soundtracks on the NES that actually evoked emotions. Sold for $40 in Leaf, for $45 in Brynmaer, for $60 in Oak, for $70 in Nadare's Inn on Mt Sabre, for $150 in Joel, for $200 in Swan, for $200 in Shyron, for $600 in Goa, and for $1000 in Sahara. Copyright in all screenshots is owned by their respective companies. Editor's Note: This is an archive of several posts FO and Sethra made about the pointless and desecrating changes made to the GBC version of Crystalis from the original NES version. $119.97. The survivors of the terrible destruction built a floating "Tower" to prevent any future cataclysms, as its occupants would have the po… As administrator of the GameCola YouTube channel (GCDotNet), occasional contributor to every article category on the site, and staff editor, you're pretty much stuck with him wherever you go. In the part with the Queen and Fortune Teller, when you go through the door in the Queen's chamber, they actually show her walking around back there, so there's no mystery. Name: Effect: Available: Alarm Flute: Wakes up people who are sleeping. Well, this is all fuckin' gone!!! Even if you changed into Akahana and went to the person who had it, he wouldn't give it to you. But now that's impossible because you have to take a hit to get them to move and become vulnerable to your sword. In this playthrough, he points out a host of curious changes from the NES version, upholds the proud GameCola tradition of talking about games other than the one he’s playing, and engages in such heroic deeds as paralyzing random townspeople for fun and hopping like a moron through a field. Now you can tell the difference between fake and real treasure chests (they look slightly different), and they do not attack unless you absolutely try to open them. None of this music is really any good, and none of it is emotional at all. Valley of Wind Leaf Valley of Wind Zebu's Cave Windmill Cave Wind Cave. To save money, teleport back to the first town (Leaf) to … : Antidote: Cures poison. When you do this, you'll hear that "ping" sound you hear when the enemy is invulnerable to your weapon. Crystalis is one of the best adventure / RPGs ever. Last up, Nathaniel “Me” Hoover plays through the GBC version of Crystalis. Or are they just futzing around again!? Now they're in treasure chests out in plain view! Albert Odyssey's manual has numerous discrepancies, which is odd because it's a Working Designs game. They've completely changed this part!!!! And I swear this game's difficulty has been REALLY dumbed down. Another thing...remember how some treasure chests were fake and would attack when you get close? Types of Items . Originally developed by SNK (may they rest in peace), Crystalis was one of the best, most underrated games on the classic system, so it's great to see it hit Nintendo's handheld wonder. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. In this playthrough, he points out a host of curious changes from the NES version, upholds the proud GameCola tradition of talking about games other than the one he’s playing, and engages in such heroic deeds as paralyzing random townspeople for fun and hopping like a moron through a field. Your email address will not be published. . How could the ending to NES Crystalis be more complete than it was? That element is completely gone! Why was this changed? An interesting thing that I noticed while watching the credits… It seems that the Game Boy Color version of the game was an entirely Western endeavor. I just don't understand this! Currently you have JavaScript disabled. Game vs Game 18,023 views. Crystalis was a late generation game on the NES. Usually RPGs are classified in their battle engines -- if you wander around a land and enter turn-based battles, that's an RPG. Again, why was this changed?! (Am I right about this, or did I misinterpret or has my memory failed me?) I also remember how, in the NES version, the true purpose of Crystalis was that it was a key of sorts that deactivated the tower when it was placed in the computer. It wasn't because of some out-of-memory problem, it was because you had to stop him from getting ahold of the flying tower. System Screen . The game was essentially a Zelda clone for the NES, but it expounded so much on Nintendo's formula that oftentimes, it's even better. I don't know if they just made that up or if they got that information from someplace else, but it's complete and utter bullshit. Sethra: I hated it, too. And with that, it’s time to find another game to talk about for the next year or so. : The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. Kill him. . Games That Secretly Suck: PaRappa the Rapper. And the tower is all fucked up!! First up, Alex “Jeddy” Jedraszczak plays through the NES version of Crystalis. Screen Structure Sub-Screen . This may seem like a minor thing, but it's kind of like doing a remake of The Empire Strikes Back, and having Luke learn his Jedi powers from the Ewoks instead of Yoda! I got much farther in one day than I can get in a couple of days when I play the NES version. Instead of finding the Emperor at the end of the pyramid extension, there's a whole new, pointless area, with a high-tech looking background and enemies, and you fight DYNA here (which was the final boss of the NES Crystalis!) The story takes place a hundred years after the nuclear war. There are very few Japanese names, except for in the “Special Thanks”. Remember that time we played three different versions of Deja Vu? WTF?!! Another thing I just now am beginning to realize...this version practically deleted all references to the nuclear holocaust that ended the world in the NES version!!! Crystalis - NES vs GBC - Game vs Game - Duration: 9:13. One thing that seems to have changed...I remember in NES Crystalis some weapons would be ineffective against some enemies, but I didn't come across any enemies that were invulnerable to any of my weapons. The developers did a great job of taking advantage of the hardware in some pretty nice ways. 1 Plot 2 Changes in Game Boy Color version 3 Gallery 4 Videos In Crystalis, the player is in control of an individual awakening from stasis outside the village of Leaf. Sure, the core of the game was the same, but the little changes from one version to the next and the differing styles of gameplay and commentary kept thing interesting, right? Overall, the game seems easier, too. )Well, that's all gone. The people who made the GBC version screwed it up and for some reason, had you fight DYNA before Emperor Draygon. Oh, yes, another part that was changed...In the NES Crystalis, I remember that you couldn't get the Warrior Ring from Akahana's friend until AFTER beating the Fortress of Goa. Crystalis is my favorite game on the NES and your thorough comparison of the NES vs. GBC versions is fascinating. First of all the environments have a lot of detail to them, and some even feature animation. It was just typical and predictable. ... Crystalis - NES vs GBC - Game vs Game - Duration: 9:13. (The correct answer is, “I love you, GameCola.”) Well, we’ve done it again—this time with a game whose version differences are perhaps best compared to the differences between Star Wars‘ original 1977 release and its 1997 Special Edition, where random things are changed for no reason, more detail is packed into the background, and Mado shoots first. WHY did they change this?! But on Game Boy Crystalis, if you use the thunder sword on these slimes, they still double their size, but they can be defeated with it in a few hits! They DO mention the war in the game's opening, but other than that, there's not much evidence of it, or the effects it had on the people in the world, in the rest of the game. Links: Game Club 199X Episode 11 Our podcast about the experience of playing Crystalis. I did an experiment to prove this. Surprisingly well done. It would be sweet if someday SNK (or a fan) could combine the best parts of both into an ultimate DX version! Nintendo against using a with NES as image on the screen may TABLE OF CONTENTS The Story of Crystalis . The further you progress in the game, the more items and services cost. Even though Draygon was defeated, the threat would never truly be over until the tower was destroyed, for someone else like Draygon could arise to try and take control of it, again. But now, in the GBC version, the whole game's plot is just, "Defeat the Evil Emperor and Save the World!" Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition Mini. Of course you do. Crystalis isn't an RPG like Pokémon or Final Fantasy. All trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners. Nintendo Entertainment System NES Classic Edition-Brand New -w/ 30 Classic Games. In fact, we're never even told his name is Deo! What were they thinking, and why would they make all these drastic changes? 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