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Discworld

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Saturn
...
3.3
DOS
85
4.0
PlayStation
79
3.5
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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 game provides some different perspectives from time to time
Discworld DOS This does not bode well (Intro sequence)
Discworld DOS Now and then this character pops up to explain certain events of the past, and provide some of the game's most hilarious moments
Discworld DOS These hooded figures summoned the dragon that you're called to get rid of

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 (5234)
Loads of fun! DOS 1gnition (287)
A hilariously fun game. DOS Blacksun (83)
Interesting, if nothing more. DOS Tomer Gabel (4374)

The Press Says

The DOS Spirit DOS Oct 04, 2008 6 out of 6 100
Top Secret DOS Jul, 1995 10 out of 10 100
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Sep 27, 1995 91 out of 100 91
Video Games SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Nov, 1995 8.5 out of 10 85
Power Play DOS Apr, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Pixel-Heroes.de PlayStation Mar, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan, 1996 4 out of 5 80
CD Player PlayStation 1996 7 out of 10 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Dec, 1995 7 out of 10 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Installation Disk? 1 Gonchi (3675)
Dec 03, 2007

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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Contributed to by Alsy (16657), keth (178), Adam Baratz (1350) and Tomer Gabel (4374)