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DescriptionThis 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
|Ready for your patience test?||YID YANG (164501)|
|A charming adaptation.||Halleck (383)|
|Disc-appointing||Terrence Bosky (5237)|
|Loads of fun!||1gnition (287)|
|A hilariously fun game.||Blacksun (85)|
|Interesting, if nothing more.||Tomer Gabel (4416)|
The Press Says
|Top Secret||Jul, 1995||10 out of 10||100|
|High Score||May, 1995||5 out of 5||100|
|Coming Soon Magazine||Sep 27, 1995||91 out of 100||91|
|PC Team||Apr, 1995||90 out of 100||90|
|Power Play||Apr, 1995||82 out of 100||82|
|PC Player (Germany)||May, 1995||75 out of 100||75|
|CD Player||1996||7 out of 10||70|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Jun, 1995||70|
|Adventure Gamers||Jun 30, 2005||70|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Installation Disk?||1||Gonchi (3675)
Dec 03, 2007
CD-ROM versionThe CD-ROM version features full voice acting, including British actor Eric Idle, known from Monty Python.
Related Web Sites
- Discworld Fan Site -- A Discworld Fan Site
- Hints for Discworld -- Discworld Hints
- ScummVM -- supports Discworld under Windows, Linux, Macintosh and other platforms.
Tomer Gabel (4416) added Discworld (DOS) on Aug 05, 1999