ZorkQuest: The Crystal of Doom

The caravan of the brave adventurers heads towards Accardi-By-The-Sea, each of them motivated in his (or her) own way. The magician Frobwit is on his way to the Convention of Enchanters and Sorcerers; the lovely Acia is travelling to visit her sickly grandmother; the merchant Gurthark simply wants to sell goods; and the scout Ryker ponders the new feeling that has entered his life: love...

ZorkQuest: The Crystal of Doom is a direct sequel to Assault on Egreth Castle. The gameplay system is identical to that of its predecessor, retaining the player's ability to either follow the narrative from a single character's point of view, or "jump" to a new character. Thus, the player is able to re-read the story and learn new things about how the characters' different paths affected each other, as well as the outcome of the entire story.

Like in the other InfoComics, the display technology uses a 3D vector format; many scenes are scaled (like zooming on a camera lens), sacrificing detailed graphic textures colors.

Preceded By ZorkQuest: Assault on Egreth Castle
Followed By Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz
Series Zork (11)
Added March 8, 2020
Front Cover (United States) from mobygames.com
Inside Cover (United States) from mobygames.com
Media (United States) from mobygames.com
Back Cover (United States) from mobygames.com
Front Cover (United States) (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Back Cover (United States) (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
title1 from mobygames.com
title2 from mobygames.com
intro 1 from mobygames.com
intro 2 from mobygames.com
Part of the story introduction... (CGA with composite monitor) from mobygames.com
Title screen 1 (CGA with composite monitor) from mobygames.com
Hmm, now would you follow the sign or not? (CGA with composite monitor) from mobygames.com
Meet Frobwit the wizard (CGA with composite monitor) from mobygames.com
Frobwit crashed through this guys roof... (CGA with composite monitor) from mobygames.com
Evil creature defeated! (CGA with composite monitor) from mobygames.com
Uh oh, sea monsters! (CGA with composite monitor) from mobygames.com
Gazing into the pool... (CGA with composite monitor) from mobygames.com
The little town of Accardi-by-the-Sea was deep in peaceful slumber... (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
...save for a lone character bent on mischief (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Title screen part 1 (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Title screen part 2 (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
On a high plateau rising from the ruined city stood the vestiges of an ancient temple... (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
But later that day... (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Moog thought it would be fun to rule the kingdom. She'd show everyone who was boss! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Who dares to disturb the sacred grounds?! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Could anyone save Quendor? Find out in ZorkQuest No. 3. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
As we begin our story, two thugs are about to unravel a bunch of trouble when they uncover the secrets of an ancient Zorkian temple. (I've always wanted to say the word "Zorkian") (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Yep, this guy is the ugliest mug that ever seen the VIC II chip display. He's on a hunt for treasure and this guy is turning into living proof that the money is the root of all evil. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Meanwhile... Everything is hunky dory now at Egreth Castle due to our intrepid heroes kicking some mondo tail there in out our last story (That's Zork Quest I for those of you from Rio Lindia.) (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
A re-introduction to the major characters from the first Zork Quest. This is Acia, the hot blonde damsel in distress type. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Ryker, the brave scout (Ahem - more like the mucho action guy - at least he tries to be) (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Gurthark - The merchant who is generally hasn't been any help to the party so far except for the fact that he owns the wagon. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Let's boldly go where no, ummm.. - Infocomic character - has gone before! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
I'm sure that somewhere some evil fiends are causing this? What? I'm paranoid? Don't come running to me when you get turned into a frog or something! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Frobwit works for the Weather Channel on the side - so he thinks that he's Mr. Expert on weather matters all of a sudden. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Acia is being such a girl. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Ryker grabs his bow and gets ready to pawn some n00bs. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
It's the original Angry Birds! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Don't worry about Frobwit, kids, I'm sure he's just fine - meanwhile, pass the Egg McMuffins! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Gurthark - Oh Noes! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
"Blast it," growls Ryker. "I'm a scout not a doctor!" (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Acia realized that she should have taken out that life insurance plan after all. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Ryker needs to find magical mush rooms to save Acia. Sure, that sounds totally medically sound. I'm sure that's just what Dr. Mario would do. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Ryker is back in action! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Ride on, Ryker! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Ryker still wears his cape from his Quest for Glory box cover cameos. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
This better be worth at least a few smooches. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Too bad he left his rock climbing gear in his other pair of pants. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Well, an ox doesn't seem that bad, I was expecting something really scary like at a fire breathing dragon, or an IRS tax audit agent. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
A mushroom in time saves nine... No, that doesn't sound right. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Warning side effects of mushroom could include: heart burn, vomiting, cold feet, and or loss of head. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
It's a ferry boat, Charlie! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
It's Ozark the Viking! (What a dumb name for a viking! Were the Infocom writers on strike that day or what?) (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Gurthark is overboard! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Acia and Ryker get romantic again. Quick kids, close your eyes! They're about to smooch and spread some serious cooties! (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
Not to be confused with Accardi-by-the-Garbage-Dump (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
It's Acia's grandmother. (Commodore 64) from mobygames.com
The story so far... (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Oh noes! Moog is up to mischief! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Poor house... It's so lonely... It needs friends... (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Zork Quest II! (in epic trailer guy voice with awesome reverb) (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Indiana Jones and the Temple of... Er.... The Crystal of Doom! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Slye... He's kind of a sly guy. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
"You have arrived at your destination," says the GPS. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
The Temple of Doom! Opps... Wrong story... (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Where's the treasure? (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Egreth Castle is now a nice place to live again... (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Buy, err... See Zork Quest 1. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Acia, rich and beautiful - a gold digger on her way to con her grandmother out of her riches... Such a nice role model. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Ryker the Librarian... Er... Barbarian? (Apple II) from mobygames.com
On the way to the Flathead Ocean! Yay! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
How come it's always a fork in the road and not a spoon? Or a spork? (Apple II) from mobygames.com
It's a sign of coming doom! THE END IS NIGH! WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE! NOOOOOOO!!! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
I have a bad feeling about this... (Apple II) from mobygames.com
The original Angry Birds make their appearance. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Ryker busts some birds. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Gurthark congratulates Ryker on his bird busting skills. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
The birds got that one guy... What was his name again? Umm... Oh look! He left behind some Scooby Doo Snacks! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Yeah, because Frobwit always made egg McMuffins for us. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
I feel awful... I TOLD you not to eat that green fuzzy ham but did you listen? Noooo... (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Gumpwart fungus - of course! Wait... GUMPWART FUNGUS?! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
If you're not back in 24 hours can I have your Nintendo? (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Of course it's not like they would be someplace easy to get to... (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Scaling the steep slope! (Say that three times fast!) (Apple II) from mobygames.com
A giant lum ox. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Acia is saved! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
On the shores of the River Borphee... (Apple II) from mobygames.com
A ferry captained by somebody hairy named Harry? (Actually his name is Ozark) (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Ozark the Viking (We tried to get Hagar the Horrible, but the budget wouldn't allow it... So we hired his dim witted third-cousin instead) (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Sailing for adventure on the big blue wet thing! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Gurthark is grabbed by a giant shrieking ell? (Apple II) from mobygames.com
I told him to take those swimming lessons! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Ryker and Acia sitting in a tree... K - I - S - S - I - N - G (Why would you want to kiss in a tree?) (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Are we there yet? Actually, we are! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Over the river and through the woods to Acia's grandmother's house we go! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
I hope she's still with us... (So she can put me in her will) (Apple II) from mobygames.com
It's not like anything bad could happen, right? (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Acia cosplays as Little Red Riding Hood. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Acia's grandmother looks terrible! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Acia's grandmother's backstory... (Apple II) from mobygames.com
She married a sea captain, you see? (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Acia, your favorite - gold digging, selfish, spoiled brat - errr... sweetheart! (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Ryker turns into the Hulk. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Angry townspeople extras left over from a Frankenstein flick... They work for peanuts though. (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Well, getting mugged may be the least of your worries... Considering that an age of darkness is about to be unleashed upon the land at any moment... (Apple II) from mobygames.com
Acia thinks all is now well... But is it really? (Apple II) from mobygames.com
How will this all end? Find out in the never released ZorkQuest No. 3... (Apple II) from mobygames.com

Year of Release:
1988

Genre(s):
Interactive Fiction Narrative Adventure

Graphic Style:
2D Visual Novel

Camera View:
First-Person

Control Type:
Menu-Driven

Setting/Theme:
Fantasy

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