The Legend of Kyrandia (1703)

kyr1-box.jpg
System: PC
Company: Electronic Arts
Year: 1992
Genre: Adventure
Theme: Misc. Fantasy
Language: English
Licence: Commercial

The Legend of Kyrandia (ID: 1703)

Disks:
5 x 5.25" DS HD (1200kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Verified
Language:
English
Contributor:
core
Notes:
Fixed id 748. v1.0
SHA1 Hashes:

d9307326a1b9f540871b47c2fe4f3ea4211b2cd1  disk01.img
d690c493b2188df72ca6fd264efbc7a0f97d7e32  disk02.img
1f8386bb8542ab9c5d86944a65c5c9ef4b73d362  disk03.img
ab9ca5508ff1bff8898010b0cf148a434de0ab64  disk04.img
570cf0ef9ba63af6d584d832ab1cd0664ea0b5dc  disk05.img
Added: 2016-08-14
Edited: 2020-04-20

The Legend of Kyrandia (ID: 215)

Disks:
4 x 3.5" HD (1440kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Verified
Language:
English
Notes:
V1.3
SHA1 Hashes:

dcd249c0c721612a020e309e044a1be620a72237  disk1.img
42625e4285b28f0901f60c2976222d05bf083cef  disk2.img
d5bfed28919ab68c0f23bb85b6be8ed17c5baa06  disk3.img
f51fc0625a1328a089b735c3d1b99d357b99d492  disk4.img
Added: 2013-07-24
Edited: 2020-04-20

The Legend of Kyrandia (ID: 617)

Disks:
4 x 3.5" HD (1440kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Unverified
Language:
French
Notes:
V1.7
SHA1 Hashes:

96df77412dfe2a0c80bca51e72cabf3058ba1d26  disk1.img
961d4389b73a64952177dbf4734b9223cf0f76a1  disk2.img
956b45a92c9fa534c705c63487b772ed58f7da43  disk3.img
722230054057db52b1809ce9db7c4eca8d71c65f  disk4.img
Added: 2011-09-03
Edited: 2020-04-20

The Legend of Kyrandia (ID: 748)

Disks:
5 x 5.25" DS HD (1200kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Modified
Language:
English
Contributor:
core
Notes:
v1.0. Disk 5 is modified on the root are and unused sectors.
SHA1 Hashes:

d9307326a1b9f540871b47c2fe4f3ea4211b2cd1  disk1.img
d690c493b2188df72ca6fd264efbc7a0f97d7e32  disk2.img
1f8386bb8542ab9c5d86944a65c5c9ef4b73d362  disk3.img
ab9ca5508ff1bff8898010b0cf148a434de0ab64  disk4.img
9a3c6205d1e905b0ac15b7f6e871c303dc20bcc6  disk5.img
Added: 2013-12-04
Edited: 2020-04-20

The Legend of Kyrandia (ID: 1009)

Disks:
4 x 3.5" HD (1440kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Verified
Language:
German
Contributor:
dosjunkie
Notes:
v1.8
SHA1 Hashes:

06e2f2d4b061457902bce5dc9b718552e1868240  disk1.img
0fbba3a1c661dab95f851c6e6a77be0a4c5c74cd  disk2.img
dab9ffa62bf1d241c7152fcfdad0b503a62004f8  disk3.img
a350cd2ec43284a142e0cbfb26ad8388a2f92d64  disk4.img
Added: 2013-12-07
Edited: 2020-04-20

The Legend of Kyrandia (ID: 3457)

Disks:
4 x 3.5" DD (720kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Unverified
Language:
English
Contributor:
dosgameruy
Notes:
v1.0
SHA1 Hashes:

7f224e2baff6d85946d243a90967a9fe7c7536bb  disk1.img
be20a9961ce95d12d0c7e4d2c9bfaf694e0da348  disk2.img
af025601b8ec4c914fecce014713ad92621a96e1  disk3.img
c256f2794e634f4ec3a7fa7909670297c0d59e4c  disk4.img
Added: 2020-04-10
Edited: 2020-04-20

Comments (9) [Post comment]

SB1988 (2017-07-11):
Originally posted by Mr Creosote at 08:35 on July 11th, 2017:
These games seem to be held in high regard generally. I'm just wondering how many of those admirers have actually played them in the last ten years or so and how many are just quoting from memory.

I'm sure many view them through the nostalgia filter. I just replayed them a few months back. I guess because I've long since memorized everything there is to do, I've learned to overlook its design shortcomings. It's the look and feel of everything that keeps drawing me back in.

Mr Creosote (2017-07-11):
These games seem to be held in high regard generally. I'm just wondering how many of those admirers have actually played them in the last ten years or so and how many are just quoting from memory.
SB1988 (2017-07-11):
Originally posted by Mr Creosote at 07:06 on July 11th, 2017:
Ah, so they both share the same plot in fact. My opinion of these games has taken yet another blow.

I like your comparison with old text adventures, by the way. Seeing many of the design choices, this seems spot on.

The basic plot of the third is similar to the first, yes (Malcolm escapes from somewhere, wants revenge). What sets the third apart is the wildly sillier tone, plus Malcolm wanting to prove his innocence, not just wreak havoc.

I enjoy reading all the different points of view here. I know the Kyrandia games are not for everyone, and admittedly it's the characters and environments that keep me coming back to them more than the game design. It's nice to have places to compare opinions like this.

Mr Creosote (2017-07-11):

Ah, so they both share the same plot in fact. My opinion of these games has taken yet another blow.

I like your comparison with old text adventures, by the way. Seeing many of the design choices, this seems spot on.

SB1988 (2017-07-10):
Originally posted by Mr Creosote at 17:49 on July 10th, 2017:
Quote:
The story is simple: Malcolm, the evil jester, has escaped after 18 years of imprisonment for murdering the king and queen.

Hm, my memory is a bit hazy on this one, but isn't this the setup of the 3rd part rather than the first one?

No, the third one has Malcolm escaping from the statue that Brandon turned him into. The first game had Malcolm escaping from the castle after 18 years of imprisonment. The mystics put him there for murdering the king and queen.

Mr Creosote (2017-07-10):
Quote:
The story is simple: Malcolm, the evil jester, has escaped after 18 years of imprisonment for murdering the king and queen.

Hm, my memory is a bit hazy on this one, but isn't this the setup of the 3rd part rather than the first one?

Wendy (2004-08-27):

I was surprised by the fierce review, too. :) I thought Kyrandia was the best game I've ever played. I was charmed by the setting and the characters and the plot line. (Oh, to live on Kyrandia.) And I particularly enjoyed the lack of cumbersome interface that allowed just a click to initiate action.

The graphics were mouth-watering and enticing and the music added another dimension to this already fulfilling experience.

Still, I was interested to read a contrasting opinion. :)

Steve (2004-03-12):

I had a great time playing this game.
The music is very good. I DID like the puzzles and the story. Inventory objects that you somehow lose or destroy are a lot of times spawned again somewhere else.. I dont really agree with all the criticism. I played a lot of adventure games like this, and this is/was one of my favourites.

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