Thursday, October 1, 2009

1997, October 1, The END DAY

Crystalis: The END DAYThat's right! Today marks the 12th anniversary of the end of the world--or, at least, the day that savage war engulfed the world and destroyed civilization, according to the 1990 NES game Crystalis.

If you're unfamiliar with the END DAY, check out last year's review of Crystalis, which, incidentally, is one of my all-time favorite video games. It holds a special place in my heart, it does, and I argue that it's better than The Legend of Zelda.
Crystalis title screenDon't believe me? Download the instruction manual and try playing Crystalis online to see for yourself. (Go ahead. Click those links.)

Better yet, go out and buy or borrow a copy of the original NES game. Or, if you have to, the Game Boy Color game, but I make no promises about the awesomefulnessitude of that one. Crystalis might not win you over immediately, but if you play it long enough to really get a feel for it, I promise it'll be worth the time.

Happy END DAY! Now go play Crystalis, or so help me, I will make you... uh... grow weary of my incessant urging for you to play Crystalis.

Crystalis overworld screenshot

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