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8.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 404 ratings
  1. 10 (158)
  2. 9 (175)
  3. 8 (45)
  4. 7 (16)
  5. 6 (4)
  6. 5 (2)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (3)

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  • User Rating 9.7

    When I was a little kid this game was the one I played over and over. Similar to zelda but more fun and less like work.

    Rated on May 08, 2007 by Tornel

    This game has been one of my favorite games my whole life. I've played it so many times it rivals smb3 lol. I never get tired of the very unique and incredible storyline. The guys over at SNK did a...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1

    One of my favorite gaming memories.

    Rated on February 27, 2006 by octavius1st

    Crystalis is one of the most underrated NES games. Competing with the likes of Zelda and Star Tropics, this game got little attention. However, it is a better game than any of those others on NES, i...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    One of my favorite games of all time. A true landmark title for the NES.

    Rated on September 19, 2004 by DeviantGerbil

    SNK got it right when they developed this action/adventure/RPG. Everything about this game is great. The visuals are impressive. Graphically, this game looks great given the humble engine it is...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    This game is one of the best ive ever played and still stands to todays games in my eyes

    Rated on September 12, 2006 by brink69

    buy it somehow download a rom and emulator or something. it is well worth it for the time it was made this is one of the best games on the NES. with the different wepon elements to the epic story. It...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7

    The best Action RPG to hit the NES ever! <br /> If you haven't played it, you are missing out!

    Rated on February 23, 2006 by UndulationInc

    As my opener says, "the best Action / RPG" and I mean it! It has everything! Action, easy controls, perfectly-fractured story, and it's an adventure you shouldn't miss, so read on! GAMEPLAY ~ It p...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Still the best game I've ever played, Crystalis is a masterpiece. If you haven't played it, you need to.

    Rated on May 19, 2010 by dillydadally

    I can't recommend Crystalis any higher. I'm not normally a reviewer but this is a game that deserves a spot as one of the top video games ever made, and I had to write a review to share it with peopl...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    If Zelda and Final Fantasy mated, Crystalis would be their love child.

    Rated on September 25, 2007 by GreenNinjaN

    When I was a little tyke of about five I had already beat The Legend of Zelda about a begillion times. I had played Final Fantasy but got so bored I had to play TMNT2: the arcade game just to maintain...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    The greatest action-RPG on the NES, that's right, even better than Legend of Zelda.

    Rated on August 15, 2010 by Emerald_Warrior

    This game absolutely blew me away back in the day. It is an absolute masterpiece of 2D gaming. Made by SNK fairly late in the NES's lifespan. This was a 2D, top-down view, action-RPG similar to The Le...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    Taking the Zelda forumla to the next level.

    Rated on May 13, 2006 by eberkain_basic

    Basically, if you loved Zelda, get this game. It offers the same kind of gameplay with a serious overhaul to the graphics. You explore the world, get better swords, get better equipment, and whip so...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    1990 action RPG game for the NES - and easily better than the original Zelda.

    Rated on February 26, 2011 by Zee3Po

    Story: At the beginning of the game your character emerges from the inside of a mountain where he has been dormant for ages, with no recollection of his existence. As the story unfolds you find out ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.