Conquest of the Crystal Palace

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a game by Asmik
Genre: Platformer
Platform: NESNES
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: Quest Games

Presenting four new games by Asmik that will take you to worlds where adventure and challenge is not just an option, it's the law.

If you're tired of fighting the same small enemies, then return to the throne at the Crystal Palace.

There you will find the evil Zaras in control. Zaras is the toughest, meanest enemy you will face on the NES. Zaras will prevail unless you, with the help of your dog Zap, master the ancient skills of Crystal Palace and discover the secrets in the epic action adventure - Conquest of the Crystal Palace.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

Pssst... psst... hey, you. Yeah, you. Have you heard about Asmik's new one player adventure game, Conquest of the Crystal Palace? You haven't? Well, you're gonna' miss out if you don't catch the news about this new multi-scrolling, action-packed game, so listen to Prince Farron's outrageous tale of woe.

A Day to Remember

It was a real bummer of a day for Prince Farron. Some wigged-out dude named Zaras busted into his pad (the Crystal Palace, to be exact), blasted his parents into another solar system, turned his best friend, Zapolis, into a dog, and, to top it off, changed him into a 6 month old baby! Revenge would have to wait -- it's tough to duel in diapers!

Now, it's 15 years later, and Farron and his faithful dog Zap (Remember Zapolis?) are out to destroy Zaras and restore peace and order to the Crystal Palace. It's a bumpy road as the pair travels through four fierce stages, complete with rugged mountain passes, spitting lava pits, and hungry ghosts, on their way to the Realm of Zaras (the fifth and final stage), where Farron will face the master of evilness.

ProTip: Three crystals are offered to Farron at the beginning of the game. Choose the Spirit Crystal for extra weapon power, which you need to get through the first stage. The other two crystal-items aren't vital for Stage One, and you can purchase them later.

Cash for Creeps

Each time Farron destroys an enemy he receives a coin. Don't pass up too much cash to save time. You need money to buy stronger weapons such as the deadly Boomerang Annihilator. Bargains are few and far between, and prices change constantly, so manage your budget wisely.

Zap's kenneled in the menu-screen, but just press Down and A to call him. His powerful doggie jaws are great for taking care of enemies in precarious situations such as on the edge of a cliff, but the rest of the time you may want to keep him penned up. Cute as he is, Zap buzzes around Farron like a fly making it difficult to see what's going on.

  • Stage One - jump up and down on the yellowish nock ledges to prevent them from crumbling.

  • When Farron meets Kelix (Stage One's big boss) position him on the left corner of the wall (see screen). Kelix can't jump onto the wall, and Farron has a good, clear shot at him from that height

  • Don't purchase weapons from the first shop. A short distance away there's another shop with cheaper prices and a better selection of weapons. It's located just past the second ledge of Stage One's nighttime scene. Be patient, it takes a good ten seconds for the platform to float down.

Baptism by Fire

Certain creatures (such as the rock-spitting monsters) can only be destroyed with Farron's sword -- special weapons won't touch 'em. It works both ways, though, as there are other creatures who can only be destroyed with magic. It's trial and painful error to figure out what works best on who, but, hey, that's half the fun!

Smash open every pink bubble you can in Stage Four's Gateway of Flame. They contain temporary-shields, and you'll never make it out alive without 'em!

Conquest of the Crystal Palace is a hip-happening game. Farron and Zap aren't the heftiest of sprites but the small details, such as Farron's blinking eyes, make up for it. This duo may be small in size but they're giants when it comes to action. With all the thinking and action this game requires, it's crystal clear why you won't get bored with this one.

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NES/Famicom/Dendy Screenshots