|These are the guys behind the game|
I love the listing of features that a game of that time had. Black Crypt boasts of:
- Unique monsters ambush, roam, hunt and hide
- 64 colour extra-half-brite graphics
- 12 dungeons, 20 levels including special underwater level
- Over 50 fully animated spells and effects
- Digitized sound effects and musical score
I have found the game with a setup that uses a harddrive in WinUae so the loading times of the game will be very quick. I have no intention of completing this huge game. This is only a short dive down to one of the finest dungeon crawlers from the Amiga time. The background is so cliché:
|Either remove them with a spell or endure the pain to cross them|
|These flying....suckers?..are your main foe on this level|
|They could paralyze the party and then they suck your life|
This level is pretty hard. There are green roofstalkers that takes a lot of hits to kill but that poisons you on attack. Since I don´t have any cure poision spell yet and scrolls are hard to come by this required almost ten reloads before I was satisfied. At the same time you are attacked by a quickly appearing grey gremlin thief that stoles an item from your hands and the dissappears. He is very hard to kill and if you are unlucky he grabs your best weapon.
Fortunately when he is eventually killed he drops all stolen weapons. But he is not alone on this level. They do appear here and there and you cannot chase them because they decide when they will appear and disappear (usually after one hit).
|Tricky roofstalkers that poisons you|
|Can you spot this small button ?|
The automap is excellent, although I would have preferred more details such as indicating where you have found buttons or levers. Now I must remember those places manually and since there are quite a lot it is easily forgotten. My tactics in games like these are always NOT to press them when I first found them. Only when I have mapped the whole level and got stuck. In that way I will more easily discover where any changes takes place.
|Easily spotted if you look straight at it but not if you pass it from the side|
|Water is just as important as food|
I have completed level four and returned to level three and prepared myself to take on the invisible creatures since I have got the mask of truesight. After having killed the first creature that turned visible it seems my characters cannot hit at all those creatures anymore. My hitchance seems to have dropped to a few percent at best. With those odds it is impossible for me to continue. I believe something is wrong. Therefore I have decided to not continue for now.