Abandonware DOS title

Simon the Sorcerer

Simon the Sorcerer is adventure game designed by Simon Woodroffe, developed and published by Adventure Soft and released in 1993. Often overlooked, Simon The Sorcerer is one of the finest point & click adventure games ever designed for DOS. In an era dominated by LucasFilm Games (later renamed LucasArts) and Sierra, Adventure Soft (the guys behind Waxworks and The Feeble Files) managed to produce a really enjoyable and funny adventure.
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Simon the Sorcerer review

Simon the Sorcerer, a traditional point-and-click adventure game released in 1993 for DOS is classic title, created by Adventure Soft. Embark on a magical journey as Simon, a sarcastic and reluctant hero who finds himself transported to a magical realm after reading a spellbook. Armed with only his wits and a humorous disposition, Simon must navigate through a series of challenging puzzles and encounters to save the world from the clutches of evil.

One of the game's greatest strengths lies in its witty and often tongue-in-cheek dialogue. Simon's sarcastic remarks and humorous interactions with various characters inject an entertaining and lighthearted tone into the game. The writing is clever and filled with pop culture references, ensuring players will find themselves chuckling along the way.

The game's world is filled with memorable and eccentric characters. From talking statues to peculiar creatures, each interaction adds depth and personality to the game's universe. Engaging in conversations and uncovering their stories becomes an enjoyable part of the overall experience.

While Simon the Sorcerer offers an immersive and entertaining adventure, it's worth mentioning that the game can be challenging at times. Some puzzles may require patience and experimentation to solve, which can be frustrating for players seeking a more streamlined experience. However, the sense of accomplishment upon overcoming these obstacles is immensely gratifying.

In conclusion, Simon the Sorcerer remains a gem in the realm of adventure gaming. Its clever writing, charming graphics, and engaging puzzles combine to create an enchanting experience that stands the test of time. Whether you are a long-time fan of the genre or a newcomer to classic DOS games, Simon the Sorcerer is an essential addition to your gaming library.

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Simon the Sorcerer was re-released on CD, featuring voice-overs, with Simon being voiced by Chris Barrie.

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Additional info about Simon the Sorcerer

Status: NOT abandonware

Input: mouse

Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, cd-rom

Also published for: Acorn 32-bit, Amiga

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  • MarkTheMorose - 06/07/2023 16:16
    Also released on multiple floppy disks for the Amiga; a CD version was also released for Amiga's with add-on CDROM drives, and the CD32.
  • AbandonwareDOS - 10/01/2019 18:29
    @Becks, you're right: I fixed the game info changing DOS into Windows, just for clarity
  • Becks - 09/01/2019 21:04
    The GOG version is not for MS-DOS, and not playable on retro systems without way too much hassle.
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