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Description

This adventure game puts the player in the shoes of Rincewind, a wizard whose sole purpose in life is to stay alive. He appears to be very good at it as well, because apparently the universe has decided to continuously challenge him. The game takes place in the humorous fantasy world created by Terry Pratchett. The world is called the Discworld, as it is actually a flat disc carried on the backs of four gigantic elephants, which themselves stand on the back of an even larger turtle.

The story is loosely based on the novel "Guards! Guards!". Both in the book and the game, a dragon is summoned by a group of mysterious conspirators and now terrorizes the city state of Ankh-Morpork. Being the most expendable wizard of the Unseen University, Rincewind is given the task to get rid of the beast (only in the game though; in the book, the city's nightwatch has to deal with the problem).

Discworld is a classical point-and-click adventure game with a few original features. For example, Rincewind's inventory is limited to two objects, and the majority of his belongings is stored in the Luggage, an intelligent chest with dozens of little feet. Furthermore, at a certain point in the game the player gains access to a time-traveling device and has to send Rincewind to the past and back in order to solve some of the puzzles.

Screenshots

Discworld DOS The overhead map, and Ankh-Morpork in all its glory
Discworld PlayStation Opening the closet with a spell isn't going as planned
Discworld DOS The game provides some different perspectives from time to time
Discworld PlayStation Some dragon summoning hooded figures  (Intro sequence)

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Alternate Titles

  • "עולם הדיסק" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Terry Pratchett's Mundodisco" -- Spanish title
  • "Terry Pratchett's Discworld" -- Re-release title
  • "Ohlam Ha disc" -- Hebrew title
  • "Discworld: The Trouble With Dragons" -- Working title
  • "DiscWorld" -- Japanese title
  • "ディスクワールド" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A charming adaptation. DOS Halleck (391)
Disc-appointing DOS Terrence Bosky (5463)
Loads of fun! DOS 1gnition (290)
A hilariously fun game. DOS Blacksun (92)
Interesting, if nothing more. DOS Tomer Gabel (4642)

Critic Reviews

Consoles News SEGA Saturn Jul, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Video Games SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Nov, 1995 34 out of 40 85
Power Play DOS Apr, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Pixel-Heroes.de PlayStation Mar, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Przygodoskop DOS Jul 25, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Gamers DOS Jun 30, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
CD Player DOS 1996 7 out of 10 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Dec, 1995 7 out of 10 70
IGN PlayStation Nov 21, 1996 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

CD-ROM version

The CD-ROM version features full voice acting, including British actor Eric Idle, known from Monty Python.

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