crysking The Crystal of Kings

Immagine gioco: The Crystal of Kings
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Romset name:
Production year: 2001
Manufacturer: BrezzaSoft

Game genre: Fighter
Category: Fighter / 2.5D

This machine needs a BIOS file:
 • Crystal System BIOS (

This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Not supported

In MAME since version: .090

The MAME driver of this machine is: crystal.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    SE3208 ("maincpu")cpu 43000000 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    VRender0 ("vrender")audio

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 640 x 480 @ 60.000000 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 4

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Free PlayOff

  • ROMs (3 of the machine set, 1 of the BIOS set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    mx27l1000.u14131072beff39a9 b6f6dda58d9c82273f9422c1bd623411e58982cb good crysbios
    bcsv0004f01.u1167772168feff120 2ea42fa893bff845b5b855e2556789f8354e9066 good crysking
    bcsv0004f02.u2167772160e799845 419674ce043cb1efb18303f4cb7fdbbae642ee39 good crysking
    bcsv0004f03.u316777216659e2d17 342c98f3f695ef4dea8b533612451c4d2fb58809 good crysking

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


The Crystal of Kings (c) 2001 BrezzaSoft.

A nice beat'em up featuring transparencies, rowscroll effects and eight levels...

Stage 1 : The Pull Off Evil - Boss : Great Destructer

Stage 2 : Across The Currents - Boss : Serpent

Stage 3 : The Cave Of Darkness - Boss : Master Of Underground

Stage 4 : The Congress Of Cystals - Boss : Harpies

Stage 5 : Into The Darkness - Boss : 2 Minotaurs

Stage 6 : Estorea - Boss : Sinister Dragon

Stage 7 : Nero Filone - Boss : Black Knight

Stage 8 : Crystal Of The King - Boss : Night Spirit, Dark Spirit


Zealer Board Hardware

Main CPU : SE3208 (@ 43 Mhz)

Sound Chips : VRender0 (@ 43 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-Way Joystick

Buttons : 3

=> Attack, Jump, Magic


The Crystal of Kings was released on February 11, 2001.

This game runs on Zealer board (so-called 'Crystal System'). There are various games on this system, this one and "ES Evolution Soccer", "Office YeoInCheonHa", "Mahl Dalrijah", "EuhRahtChaCha Mooh Daeri", "Cutey Fatty", "Dong-geul Dong-geul Haerong-yi", "Bohmool-Seom", and so on.

The subtitles, 'Copper' / 'Silver' / 'Gold', are the level of difficulty : Easy / Medium / Hard.


* There is 3 mode of play (depending of the subtitle on the titlescreen) :

Copper title Mode = Normal

Silver title Mode = Hard

Gold title Mode = Very Hard

The ending is changed by Crystal Level at the end of final stage. 'Copper' is bad ending, 'Silver' normal ending and 'Gold' good ending.

* Hidden Character : At the character select screen, place the cursor over Lustro Furia and hold up for a second or 2 until the card flips over to reveal an extra version of the character.


Directors : Night Spirit Persons

Planners : Venom, Dai, Yoshida

Programmers : Yurita Ro, T. Oishi

Designers : Yama-O, Dai, Yoshida

Title Logo Design : Naohisa's Factory

Composition & Sound Designer : Whale Brand Music, Takao Nakagawa

Voice Actors : Hidetosi Sakamoto, Tanapy

Hardware : MagicEyes Co.

Executive Director : Yosh Jinno

Special Thanks : James W. Hove, N. Oka, Okuda, Norinori, Muking, Y. Nakai, M. Ikeda, Lix, Inopy, H. Arai, M. Masuo


Game's rom.

Giochi Simili

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

Information on crysking

0.90 [ElSemi]


- 0.90: ElSemi added The Crystal of Kings (Brezzasoft 2001).

- 27th December 2004: ElSemi - I've uploaded an update to the crystal system emu. I've fixed the music speed in evolution soccer, also the emulator shouldn't fail if your videocard doesn't support Hardware T&L (it's not used, but the emu always tried to use a hardware T&L Device).

- 25th December 2004: ElSemi - Here is the first release of my Crystal System emulator. The emulator currently supports the 2 known games for this system: "Crystal of the Kings" and "Evolution Soccer". This is the first version of the emulator, so there might be still some emulation issues.

- 8th August 2004: Guru - I've run into a small problem with trojaning the Crystal System PCB. We have the trojan code ready and waiting to be run. I assumed the BIOS ROM on the Crystal System was an EEPROM, but it turned out to be just an EPROM. Since it's a PLCC32 chip, it's not easily swappable with another (blank) EPROM and the one on this PCB is not erasable because it has no clear window.

- 7th August 2004: ElSemi - Presents some nice WIP shots of attract and game start in Crystal Of Kings. Unfortunately, protection prevents in-game emulation working, but this is a great start!

- 28th July 2003: Guru - Received Crystal of Kings (Brezzasoft 2001, Crystal System) from Taucher.


Other Emulators:

* Crystal System emulator

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