Koronis Rift

• Publisher: Activision
• Developer:
Lucasfilm Games
Release Date: 1986
Code: Noah Falstein,
..Aric Wilmunder

GFX: G. Winnick, Tom Wahl
Music: Unknown

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 96%
Our Game Rating: 91%


FILE: koronisriftend.zip


> KORONIS RIFT by Activision / Lucasfilm Games

• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

Koronis Rift is a 3D action game that uses Lucasfilm's innovative fractal technology, which was also used in the games The Eidolon and Rescue on Fractalus.

The game is played on the surface of a planet, where you have to find abandoned spacecraft that are scattered around the place. Once you have located one, you must return it back to your scout-craft to get it stripped down by your Psytek robot, in order to sell or use the parts that are still in working order. Think of yourself as a futuristic scrap dealer. The planet itself is a pretty hostile place, with many enemy ships which attack on sight.

It's quite an enjoyable and original game which was quite a hit back in the days of it's release.

Here comes another transmission...

Guardian base destroyed...

Thank gawd for that!

Phew! The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Using a trainer that allowed me to jump straight to the end sequence.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have destroyed the base and recovered all the alien technology the game is won. The final scene is set before the Psytek robot in the scout-craft. A small message scrolls across the screen below to say that the base is destroyed and the planet is clear. Your score is then shown (in my case zero), and the game then ends.


  • Neil: Quite a let down. I thought Lucasfilm would have given more. 2/10.
  • Vinny: I was surprised to see that this game has a very simplistic and lacklustre ending. I was expecting something very spectacular and impressive, but unfortunately it wasn't to be :( 1/10 from me.
  • Andy Vaisey: I've not spent nearly enough time with any of the Lucas games ever. Sadly, this ending is not likely to change that fact.
  • Brendan Phoenix: This looked soooo great back in the day, flicking through early Zzap's and seeing those screenshots (Hardball & Law of the West also come to mind)

    However, this ending is a serious let down.
  • Andrew Fisher: I love all the fractal games, and this has a great atmosphere. I love the animated robot as it checks and loads the extra equipment you can salvage for your ship.

    But... The ending is a real disappointment to such a well-crafted game.

FINAL SAY: A very simple end to a complex game. Rubbish.

G.E. RATING: 1.5 / 10

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