Crystal Mines 2

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a game by Color Dreams
Platform: Lynx (1992)
Editor Rating: 6.2/10, based on 3 reviews
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 2 votes
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Crystal Mines 2
Crystal Mines 2
Crystal Mines 2
Crystal Mines 2

Mining for crystals has never been like this! Crystal Mines for the Atari Lynx is a puzzle/strategy game involving a speedy robot and creatures. The object is to grab as many crystals as you can, but watch out for the creatures who are out to stop you! Bash through the dirt and drop boulders on the creatures to score more points. If you want strategy and action in one cart, try Crystal Mines for your Atari Lynx!

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This game is more akin to Chip's Challenge than just about any other puzzler I've played. You must collect the various objects necessary on each level before exiting the round, all the while guiding your robot alter-ego around the hazards that exist. Will be a favorite of all puzzle nuts.


There's really nothing new or spectacular about this cart. Average graphics, average challenge and average game play. The original NES cart wasn't spectacular and the Lynx version does nothing to change my opinion of the game concept. The password keeps it from being boring.


This cart doesn't have any spectacular graphics or fantastic sounds but it does have solid game play and lots of techniques. The puzzles remind me of Dig Dug and has an old arcade flair to it. The password feature is cool as well and help you finish its numerous levels.


Any Dig Dug or Mr. Do! fans out there? Well, if you want the perfect blend of these two classic titles, Crystal Mines 2 is the one! You'll enjoy hours of puzzle fun and utilize the password feature many times before you finish this game for the Lynx. A must for Lynx owners.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Crystal Mines II is an appealing mix of fast, arcade-action gameplay and complex, brain-bending puzzles. Colorful graphics, a wide variety of obstacles, 360 degree scrolling action, and over 100 levels (including some hidden levels) make this game worth a peek!

Carvin' Out Crystals

On a distant planet, you run a mining station manned by diligent, remote-controlled robots. You guide the 'bots through the many treacherous levels beneath the planet in order to collect valuable crystals. However, this storyline is really just window-dressing since you can skip levels, and there's no ultimate goal, except to have a good time. Each level is a unique, multiscrolling, side view maze game unto itself. Level areas vary in size from four screens to 11 screens.

Your robot must cautiously dig tunnels or create landslides to reach the gems, all the while keeping an eye out for robot-chomping rock monsters, robot-mashing boulders, and robot-melting mud, slime, and lava. As if that wasn't enough, beware the bottomless black holes, exploding radioactive rocks, mineral monsters hibernating inside boulders, and paralyzing pools of lava and tar! Fortunately, your robot miner isn't completely helpless. You're armed with a rock-cutting laser gun and TNT bombs. Hidden power-ups enable you to enhance your laser's firepower and race through mud and lava.

Let's Rock!

Crystal Mines II is a good-looking, fun game for all skill levels that will definitely give you your money's worth. It calls for intense concentration and pre-planning, but if you get stuck, you can always jump to a new challenge on another level. One thing's certain, you'll really "dig" this game!


  • Make sure you have an avenue of escape before you plant a bomb, it blows in five seconds!
  • Stop to study the patterns of the rock monsters before you enter a new chamber. You can safely travel behind them without harm.
  • Don't fire your lasers randomly when you encounter new territory or you might trigger hidden traps.

Take the controls of the CM-205 Mining Robot as you explore over 100 new worlds in this sequel to the l\IES title, Crystal Mines. Blast your enemies with energy balls or crush them by setting off avalanches, while mining the valuable Star-la Crystals.

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