Windows - 2002
Description of Darkened Skye Windows
Darkened Skye (aka Skittles game) is a video game published in 2002 on Windows by Simon & Schuster Interactive. It's an action game, set in a fantasy, licensed title and puzzle elements themes.
Comments and reviews
Shadrim 2019-11-24 1 point
This game can be tricky, especially in the later levels where unfair enemy spawns are becoming the norm.
The rather inefficient and rare clues can be circumvented by one of the many walkthroughs, the sometimes extremely annoying leveldesigns that consist of precision jumps while being fired at not so much.
Although the comments and storyline are really nice and funny, the leveldesign seems quite unrefined, especially the harsh change of world themes and level necessities. You activate magic not only by progressing in the game (which gives you some "spell slots") but also have to put in frustratingly rare "skittles" in the respective spell slots to acutally being able to use that spell, sometimes leading to fiddling around in the skittles menu while being in the middle of a fight/jump sequence.
It is essential to get some kind of slowdown software for the endfight (speaking for the original version played on an ancient dualcore) or the thing is over in a fraction of a second as the final endboss will roast both your allies with his hail of whatevermagic in a fraction of a second.
The even more ancient PC where this endfight was manageable for me was a 800 MHz singlecore so any slowdown software or emulator should be set to about this speed.
Don' t worry, the dying text of the boss is not very elaborate so you can skip to the endmovie, which is viewable in VLC or the like.
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