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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 The wizard's feast!
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 Whatever you do, do NOT call him a monkey
Discworld PlayStation This does not bode well (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 (395)
Disc-appointing DOS Terrence Bosky (5476)
Loads of fun! DOS 1gnition (290)
A hilariously fun game. DOS Blacksun (92)
Interesting, if nothing more. DOS Tomer Gabel (4684)

Critic Reviews

High Score DOS May, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Sep 27, 1995 91 out of 100 91
PC Team DOS Apr, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Consoles News SEGA Saturn Jul, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Playmag SEGA Saturn Jul, 1996 86 out of 100 86 DOS Mar, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Oct 15, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Génération 4 Macintosh Sep, 1995 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1995 75 out of 100 75
CD Player DOS 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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