Hi-Res Adventure #2: The Wizard and the Princess

Critic Score User Score
PC Booter
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2.9
Commodore 64
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4.6
Apple II
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3.2

User Reviews

A wonderful piece of artwork, especially on the Apple II Apple II *Katakis* (37895)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Apple II 9 3.2
Atari 8-bit 5 4.2
Commodore 64 4 4.6
FM-7 2 4.5
PC-88 3 4.7
PC-98 3 4.7
PC Booter 9 2.9
Combined User Score 35 3.8


Critic Reviews

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60
Apple IITechtite
Although released on IBM PCs in 1982, this was originally released on the Apple //e in late 1980, soon after Mystery House. The concept was to continue the new genre of graphic adventures made by M.House, only with high res, color graphics instead of just black and white. The resulting game, much like M.House, is one of the first such games, though also quite dated. The resulting picture of the princess you save is unintentionally funny; not exactly Cinderella, and more like a stick figure in an alleged "gown." In truth, I never played this game until 1985 or so, when it was included free with the first releases of King's Quest 2. As a free game, it wasn't that bad...
55
Commodore 64Computer Gamer
This is definitely not a game for beginners. The problems are tough and you cannot progress very far until you solve them (unlike Zork say where you can wander round huge areas with very little effort.)
15
Commodore 64Zzap!
Wizard and the Princess provides an interesting way to mindlessly throw fifteen pounds right down the drain. I should think you would be better off sending the money to a charity such as the Caveless Trogs Society instead. The author need not feel guilty about the time spent on the game that way.