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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.


Discworld DOS This does not bode well (Intro sequence)
Discworld DOS The local beggar
Discworld DOS The local pub - Broken Drum
Discworld DOS There it is, the Discworld (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
  • "ディスクワールド" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A charming adaptation. DOS Halleck (383)
Disc-appointing DOS Terrence Bosky (5221)
Loads of fun! DOS 1gnition (290)
A hilariously fun game. DOS Blacksun (83)
Interesting, if nothing more. DOS Tomer Gabel (4351)

Critic Reviews

Quandary DOS Apr, 1995 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Play Time DOS Mar, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jun, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Super Power (Sweden) PlayStation Nov, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Nov, 1995 8.5 out of 10 85
Mega Fun PlayStation Jan, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Game Players PlayStation Nov, 1995 80 out of 100 80 PlayStation Mar, 2009 8 out of 10 80
IGN PlayStation Nov 21, 1996 7 out of 10 70


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CD-ROM version

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

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