Welcome to Crystalis.info!
'Crystalis.info' is a fan site for Crystalis, a game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in mid-1990. Crystalis was given good marks by critics for its graphics and gameplay and achieved a devout, if somewhat small, fan following. The game was one of my favorites for the system due to its unique storyline, colorful art style, and wonderful soundtrack.
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News & Updates
Graphics Changes - Posted October 23, 2012
I've decided to make a small change to how I do graphics on the site. I was taking the in-game graphics and processing them to make them look higher res, but I've decided instead to stick with the original pixel art. I think this looks truer to the game and it also should make site updates a bit easier, and thus more frequent. :)
World Update - Posted January 23, 2012
The promised surprise has arrived. On the World page you'll find my interpretation of what the Crystalis world map might look like. I drew it this weekend and I'm really happy with it. I had to make a few tweaks in an effort to make it a nice looking map, but it's still very accurate to how the areas are arranged as you play it. Hope you all enjoy it!
Walkthrough Update - Posted January 22, 2012
I've added a bit more to the walkthrough. Also I've got a big surprise coming to the site this week. :)
Walkthrough Started - Posted January 20, 2012
Work has begun on my walkthrough. Managed to get all the way to Brynmaer on memory alone despite not having played the game through for several years. It's just text for now, but I'll be adding pictures eventually and in the very long term I'd like to do a video walkthrough.
New Web Host - Posted January 19, 2012
First of all, "Happy New Year!" Hope everyone had a nice holiday season. Also, wanted to welcome everyone to the new web host: A Small Orange.
Swords Page Started - Posted August 13, 2011
Just uploaded an updated Swords page. Will be adding more information about the power-up accessories next.
Armor & Shields Page Finished - Posted June 2, 2011
Just finished up the Armor & Shields page.
Item Page Changes - Posted May 31, 2011
The Spells page inspired me to do the Items page differently. They should be much more consistent now. I think I may finally being getting a feel for the style of the website.
Spells - Posted May 29, 2011
Uploaded the Spells page. Enjoy!
Items - Posted May 27, 2011
Finished updating the items page. I'm pretty tired so there are probably some typos and swapped images. I'll double check later. :)
Items - Posted May 26, 2011
Started on and uploaded the first section of the items page.
Music and YouTube - Posted May 26, 2011
I just opened up links to the music section. For the most part this is going to be more informational, and less downloadable. I've set up an official DistantSkies.info YouTube channel. Here I'll upload the soundtrack and you'll find other interesting Crystalis videos, like the original TV commercial and various remixes.
Domain Name Registered - Posted May 25, 2011
I am the world's worst about deciding on names for anything. But here we are. I picked a name and found an appropriate domain for the site. 'Distant Skies' is a reference to the title of the Japanese version of Crystalis, God Slayer: Sonata of the Distant Sky.
Open For Business - Posted May 23, 2011
I think at this point the site can be considered ready for primetime. The layout is more-or-less finished. I've also started on the Story page by simply pasting the story as told by the instruction manual. The only thing left now is adding content and that is something that will happen over time.