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Dragonsphere (DOS)

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Description

The young Callash has been just crowned the king of Gran Callahach. Twenty years ago the land was in grave peril, as the evil sorcerer Sanwe planned to conquer and ruin it. But he old king's court wizard Ner-Tom magically imprisoned Sanwe using the powers of the Dragonsphere spell. The sorcerer swore to avenge his humiliation once the spell's energy runs out. Now, this time has come, and the young hero must defeat Sanwe before he breaks free. As he approaches the sorcerer's prison, he is yet to realize that dealing with Sanwe will lead to startling realizations concerning his own self, and unravel a new sinister plot...

Dragonsphere is a graphic adventure in the classic third-person LucasArts and Sierra style, and the third adventure game by MicroProse, similar visually and gameplay-wise to Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender. The interaction with the game world is performed by applying one of the ten different verb commands to objects and/or people. The game has vast amounts of unique text responses to player's actions and branching dialogue with characters. The puzzles are, for the most part, inventory-based. The game features hand-painted backgrounds and some digitized animation.

Screenshots

Dragonsphere DOS The Shak, high up in the mountains
Dragonsphere DOS Main menu
Dragonsphere DOS Talking with a man of Soptus Ecliptus
Dragonsphere DOS Reaching the Tower

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User Reviews

Decent Graphic Adventure ETJB (447) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
Microprose murkiness jossiejojo (41) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars
Above average adventure from mid 90's tomimt (339) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Great fantasy-like adventure Auphyr Doitch (10) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

Techtite 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Adventure Classic Gaming Feb 25, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
MikroBitti May, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Quandary Feb, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score May, 1994 4 out of 5 80
PC Zone Jun, 1994 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1994 8 out of 12 67
PC Player (Germany) May, 1994 67 out of 100 67
Power Play Mar, 1994 66 out of 100 66

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Trivia

CD version

In addition to the disk version, Dragonsphere was also released on CD-ROM that featured full speech.

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ududy (47) added Dragonsphere (DOS) on Aug 28, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (257249) and MAT (74159)