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Discworld (DOS)

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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 local beggar
Discworld DOS Whatever you do, do NOT call him a monkey
Discworld DOS A back alley with a toilet
Discworld DOS This does not bode well (Intro sequence)

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

Ready for your patience test? אולג 小奥 (168584) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A charming adaptation. Halleck (383) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Disc-appointing Terrence Bosky (5236) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars
Loads of fun! 1gnition (287) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A hilariously fun game. Blacksun (85) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Interesting, if nothing more. Tomer Gabel (4394) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

High Score May, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Quandary Apr, 1995 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The DOS Spirit Oct 04, 2008 6 out of 6 100
Top Secret Jul, 1995 10 out of 10 100
PC Team Apr, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Apr, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Adventure Classic Gaming Oct 15, 1997 4 out of 5 80
PC Player (Germany) May, 1995 75 out of 100 75
Adventure Gamers Jun 30, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
CD Player 1996 7 out of 10 70

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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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Tomer Gabel (4394) added Discworld (DOS) on Aug 05, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Alsy (15294), keth (178) and Adam Baratz (1352)