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Wizard of Wor (Atari 5200)

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Description

Wizard of Wor is an arcade shooter played from a top-down point of view.

The player controls a warrior who is trapped in a dungeon. The goal is to earn as many points as possible by shooting the numerous enemy creatures which wander about the maze like corridors. The creatures wander about at various speeds, may shoot darts at the player, and some even have the ability to disappear temporarily. At the bottom of the screen the player has a radar which can be used to locate creatures that are invisible.

When the the player completes a maze, a Worluk sometimes appears. This creature moves rapidly and will only be on the screen momentarily. If the player destroys the creature before it escapes, the next dungeon will become a double score dungeon and all creatures will be worth twice as many points. Occasionally the Wizard of Wor himself may appear! He moves quickly and can teleport around the maze. If they destroy him, the player will earn a large amount of points.

The game may be played by one player or two players simultaneously.

Screenshots

Wizard of Wor Atari 5200 A worluk is here!
Wizard of Wor Atari 5200 A game in progress
Wizard of Wor Atari 5200 Title screen
Wizard of Wor Atari 5200 Yikes, an enemy is chasing you!

Alternate Titles

  • "Wizard" -- Swedish title
  • "Le Magicien de Wor" -- French title
  • "ウィザード・オブ・ウォー" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jul 16, 2004 B- 67

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Trivia

WoW was in fact ported twice to the C64. The first port was done for the release of the C64, and its little brother, the MAX Machine, in Japan. This cartridge was also released by Handic in Scandinavia. A bigger version was then made for the American release of the C64.

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RKL (5614) added Wizard of Wor (Atari 5200) on Dec 04, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (116517), ZZip (798) and Servo (55896)