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Crystal Quest

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Download (7.45 MB)
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9
Download (901.25 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9
This game is still available from its publisher
This game works with: Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Crystal Quest is an action computer game for the Apple Macintosh and Apple IIgs. It was notable for its fast-paced gameplay, and for being the first game to support the color displays on the Macintosh II.

Addictive gameplay. 'Drive' a little circle-thing around a playing field, shooting at any enemies that appear. Collect the things and crystals for points and to pass on. Works great! - Wall Street

This download includes the Critter Editor, a tool to customize the graphics.

See also:
See also the sequel, Crystal Crazy.

Windows and Intel Mac OS X version:
A Windows and Intel Mac OS X version is available for purchase at

Youtube videos:
Crystal Quest for the Apple IIGS Review
Crystal Quest

Also available for:
Apple IIGS

Architecture: 68k

-Press the Option key before launching the game to play in colour.

-Sounds may not work at all in systems 8 and up, unless an emulator is used.

-Remove the sound pack in the 2.2.5 version to play with '8-bit' arcade sounds (bleeps and tones) or put the sound pack together with the application in the same folder to play with realistic high-quality sounds.


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by IIGS_User - 2015, November 22 - 5:41am

A Windows and Intel Mac OS X version is available for purchase


by Flojomojo - 2015, February 18 - 7:32pm

What a great game. I was sad to see the iOS version fall out of the store. Glad the XB360 version still works, but if you want to play it on a computer, be sure to support their kickstarter.

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by paulrowlandapps - 2012, October 27 - 12:23pm

The iPhone version is currently $0.99, I guess it started out as $4.99. Paul Rowland

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by Julianrocksit - 2012, March 26 - 11:55pm

This game brings back so many memories. This game (among a few others) came with my Macintosh Plus that my parents acquired back in 1989/90. I must have played it an inordinate amount of times because I distinctly remember fainting after one relatively long session on a warm, summer afternoon. Should have gone out that day...

by soudesune - 2011, December 2 - 9:54pm

«sound type='orgasm'»oooh«/sound»

by SwedeBear - 2011, December 2 - 12:23pm

Ah, no extras/frills then. Thanks for the info! Smile

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by MCP - 2011, December 2 - 10:45am

Version 2.2.5M (available above) is the CD-ROM version. It was just a floppy disk sized game published as budget software at the beginning of the CD era; no extras.

by SwedeBear - 2011, December 2 - 10:11am

Is there a CD-ROM version of this? Checked the Wiki-page and the picture; suggest the existence. Someone having it and giving it? Smile TIA!

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by MCP - 2011, August 14 - 3:00am

I found a package with version 2.2 on original bootable floppies and with a manual, so I've scanned it and replaced the first archive.

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by someonebitmaleg - 2010, December 16 - 2:16am

I enjoyed this game in my early computer days. (Round about age 4) I was quite shocked and awed at the rainbow graphics when I played this on a colour computer, as well. I know many of this stuff, since I grew up with Mac computers since age 2. I am 16 now. I have had 14 years of computer experience behind me.

by watchsmart - 2009, July 26 - 10:08am

This one runs with no problems in Basilisk II with Mac OS 7.

Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' with 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User