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Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz (DOS)

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Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz is a text adventure, a sequel to the classic first Zork. Once again, the game is set in the Great Underground Empire, but this time the main goal is to face off against the titular Wizard.

Like its predecessor, Zork II plays like any other text adventure: there are no graphics - only text - and the player types commands such as "lift cage" or "examine robot".


Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz DOS The Wizard's quarters appear differently every time you look at them. There are 7 possible appearances.
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz DOS I have found a dragon!
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz DOS Inside the Bank of Zork - one of the tougher puzzles in the game.
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz DOS The Wizard's trophy room - powerful magic prevents you from picking up anything in it. And there is a warning label about that.

Alternate Titles

  • "Zork II: Le Magicien de Frobozz" -- Canadian French title
  • "Zork 2" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

A sequel that actually lives up to the paradigm established by the original. Mirrorshades2k (273) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The largest, toughest, and most buoyant game of the trilogy Colin Rowsell (45) unrated

The Press Says

Adventure Classic Gaming May 25, 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
SPAG Dec 13, 1997 6.4 out of 10 64


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As was its predecessor, this game was skewered the following year (1989) by a satirical follow-up game by Bill Larkins entitled Pork 2: The Gizzard of Showbiz.

Related Web Sites

  • Infocom homepage (At this site you can find information on ALL of Infocom's interactive games, Infocom related articles, sample transcripts, InvisiClue hints, walkthroughs, maps and information on buying Infocom games today.)
  • The Commodore Zone: Zork II (introduction, images, related links and comments area.)
  • The Infocom Gallery (High-quality scans of the grey box package and manual of Zork II.)
  • Zork II on iFiction (Play Zork II through your web browser!)
Brian Hirt (10014) added Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz (DOS) on Mar 01, 1999
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