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Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe (DOS)

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Description

A sequel to Simon the Sorcerer, this second game in the series gives us more mis-adventures from our teenaged sorcerer (of some sort). Thrown into another dimension by his own wardrobe, Simon starts the heroic mission (of some sort) to find -- another wardrobe that could get him back home. Equipped with his pointy sorcerer's hat (of some sort), he will also rescue the world (again) from the evil Sordid.

A point-and-click adventure in a style similar to the first Simon game, only technologically improved.

Screenshots

Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe DOS Calypso's shop
Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe DOS Mad scientist
Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe DOS Lady of the lake
Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe DOS Outside the Swampling's fast food chain

Alternate Titles

  • "魔法师西蒙2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "שוליית המכשף 2" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Simon the Sorcerer II: Der Löwe, der Zauberer & der Schrank" -- German title

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User Reviews

Polite wizard turns out to be rude and offensive *Katakis* (37844) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
'Only girls wear pony tails in this dimension' - The ironmonger Depth Lord (941) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Simon returns, and enters puberty... Mr. Me (36) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

The Press Says

CD Player 1996 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Jul, 1995 87 out of 100 87
La Aventura es la Aventura Apr 29, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Freak May, 1995 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1995 83 out of 100 83
The DOS Spirit Dec 20, 2011 5 out of 6 83
Quandary Nov, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Gamers Sep 17, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Aventura y Cía Oct 14, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Amiga version

The Amiga version, which wasn't released until several years later (and by a totally different company), didn't feature any background music at all. The reason was because the Amiga can't play MIDI music natively.

Title

The game's title was obviously inspired by the first book of C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia, entitled The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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