How to play

The most basic action in Azkend is to string together similar items on the board. There are two goals in the level: 1) turn the whole board blue 2) lower the talisman part by eliminating items under it. Items can be stringed together by doing the following:

  1. Move mouse pointer over an item which is connected to at least two other similar items.
  2. Click and hold the mouse button.
  3. Move the mouse pointer through all the consequent similar items on the board.
  4. Release the mouse button.
After releasing the mouse button the items will pop out. If there are any non-blue tiles under the items, they will turn blue (in later levels you encounter steel tiles, which need to be turned two times).

Azkend Manual

Game modes

Adventure

The relic your archaeological team found in Far Asia was more powerful than you thought. Now your mission is to reach the Temple of Time and return the relic to lift the curse. In the adventure mode you will journey all the way up to the Temple of Time where you must make a difficult decision. The adventure mode is relaxing but there may be some tight spots once in a while.

Survival

In the survival mode you use one of the talismans you have unlocked to survive as long as possible. In this mode levels follow each other quickly and you need to keep ahead the clock as long as you can. Try to reach 10 stars and more!

Special Tiles

On your journey you will also encounter special tiles. The tiles are described below.

tile frozen

Frozen: Frozen tiles can not be connected with other tiles. Get rid of frozen tiles by stringing items together next to them. You can also use powerups to destroy the frozen tiles.

tile steel

Steel: Steel tiles must be turned two times before they are blue. Other than that, they work as normal tiles.

tile tar

Tar: Tar is tricky, it spreads! Best way to get rid of tar is to string together items next to it as quickly as possible.

tile lock

Lock: Lock tiles can not be connected with other tiles. Destroy lock tiles by stringing items together next to them. You can also use powerups to destroy the locks.

Talismans

You earn talisman by completing levels. There are a total of 8 talismans. A talisman consists of five pieces so a new talisman will be completed every five levels. After you have completed all the eight talismans, you start collecting gems on the Relic. You can activate the power of a talisman by stringing together similar talisman items. The more items you string together, the greater the effect will be!

Talisman of Power

Talisman of Power: String together four or more items to unleash a great explosion!

Talisman of Hammer

Talisman of Hammer: String together four or more items to summon a powerful hammer!

Talisman of Stars

Talisman of Stars: This talisman summons a powerful hail of meteors to help you!

Talisman of Extinction

Talisman of Extinction: Activate this talisman to remove all the talisman tiles from the board!

Talisman of Light

Talisman of Light: This talisman shoots a ray of light from the last selected item.

Talisman of Thunder

Talisman of Thunder: Stringing together four or more produces a Lightning Rune. Fill the lightning meter with runes to summon lightning. Extra runes will be converted to lightning strikes.

Talisman of Chains

Talisman of Chains: Lightning arc zaps multiple random items on board.

Talisman of Avalanche

Talisman of Avalanche:Destroys all items underneath the activated item.

Tips

  • Connect 7 or more tiles to call the Lightning!
  • Right mouse button cancels the selection process.
  • Avoid making matches that have only tiles with blue background. It will discharge the Thunder Meter.
  • Try to have at least one non-blue tile in each selection. It charges up the Thunder Meter.
  • Remember consider using another Talisman if you're in trouble.

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements for playing Azkend

  • OS: Windows 2K, XP, Vista
  • Processor: 700 Mhz
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • DirectX 5
  • OpenGL 1.1 or Direct3D 8.0 recommended for higher graphical detail

Note to Windows Vista users

Please download the newest Windows Vista drivers for your graphics card.

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