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The crystal has to be collected at the end of each level. Once it's grabbed, the level is over. For it to fall in a place that the hero can't safely get to... well, that just really sucks.

Presumably Simon can't swim in the slop. Usually it kills the hero in the series. Usually.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.