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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 PlayStation Title screen
Discworld PlayStation Opening the closet with a spell isn't going as planned
Discworld DOS There it is, the Discworld (Intro sequence)
Discworld DOS Here they are, Rincewind and The Luggage.  Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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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 (5472)
Loads of fun! DOS 1gnition (290)
A hilariously fun game. DOS Blacksun (92)
Interesting, if nothing more. DOS Tomer Gabel (4644)

Critic Reviews

High Score DOS May, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Video Games SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Super Power (Sweden) PlayStation Nov, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Power Play DOS Apr, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Score DOS Apr, 1995 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Przygodoskop DOS Jul 25, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Sega Saturn Magazine SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 72 out of 100 72
Adventure Gamers DOS Jun 30, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation Oct 04, 2005 3 out of 10 30


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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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