Simon is just an ordinary boy in an extra-ordinary world. A world in which he must rescue Calypso the Wizard by embarking on a long challenging quest.
The game is a point-and-click adventure, using a typical interface with words such as ‘Use’, ‘Open’, ‘Walk To’ (unlike Lucasarts’ SCUMM games a simple click on that area of the screen won’t do) and ‘Pick Up’ (again, a double-click on the item doesn’t suffice – these two features extend game time significantly)
The game’s plot has a number of references and spoofs to fantasy and fairy tales, with the Three Billy Goats Gruff involved in a particularly significant scene. The humor is very British in places, with lots of dry sarcasm, and lots of Simpsons-esque self-references to the fact that this is a computer game. The levels are non-linear in layout, with puzzles spread across the lands.
- "魔法师西蒙" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "שוליית המכשף" -- Hebrew spelling
- "Simon the Sorcerer I" -- Alternate title
- "Shuliyat Hamechashef" -- Israeli title
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The Press Says
||Dec 26, 2008
||5 out of 5
||89 out of 100
||88 out of 100
||Jan 28, 2011
||17 out of 20
|La Aventura es la Aventura
||Aug 24, 2006
||80 out of 100
||Aug 05, 2004
||76 out of 100
|Aventura y Cía
||Sep 27, 2005
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This game first had a disk version and then a CD-ROM version. The CD-ROM version features full speech.
The success of this game prompted Adventuresoft
to abandon their previous Horrorsoft
brand in favour of focusing on mass-market non-adult titles.
Information also contributed by
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 12/1999 - #90 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking