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Hi-Res Adventure #2: The Wizard and the Princess (FM-7)

Hi-Res Adventure #2: The Wizard and the Princess FM-7 Bleak town

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Trivia

The game sold over 60,000 copies.

Contributed by Nélio (1848) on Jun 21, 2008. -- edit trivia



The game's title in the box is just "Wizard and the Princess". But in the instruction manual and the disk itself one can read the title as "The Wizard and the Princess".

Contributed by Nélio (1848) on Jun 21, 2008. -- edit trivia



In the game King's Questions (a trivia game played in the world of Daventry, from King's Quest), one of the questions asked is about The Wizard and the Princess (alternate title for Adventure in Serenia):

"The Wizard and the Princess" was made for the Apple computer. What was it called when released for the IBM PC?

a. Hello, Daventry!

b. Adventure in Serenia

c. Hi-Res Adventure #2

d. The Princess and the Wizard

Contributed by Nélio (1848) on Aug 12, 2006. -- edit trivia



A lot of adventure game lists incorrectly identify this as Adventures in Serenia (plural). Adventure, singular, is the correct title.

Contributed by Nélio (1848) on Aug 12, 2006. -- edit trivia



This is the same game as Sierra's "Wizard and the Princess", just a different title. Adventure in Serenia was actually written in 1980 but was not published by IBM until 1982. (There are two copyright dates on the disk label.) It is generally regarded as the first commercial interactive fiction game to incorporate color graphics.

The game also exists for IBM under the "Wizard and the Princess" title, published by Sierra (who were known as On-Line Systems at the time).

Contributed by Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1519) on May 15, 2001. -- edit trivia



The infamous sierra name of "Avis Durgan" appears in the code for this game as well.

See King's Quest trivia for more information.

Contributed by jeff leyda (1568) on Jan 12, 2001. -- edit trivia