Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz (Macintosh)

Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz Macintosh Title

MISSING COVER

...
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

Description

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".

Screenshots

Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz Macintosh Game start - Narrow Tunnel
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz Macintosh Game save
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz Macintosh Shallow Ford
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz Macintosh North End of Garden

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Macintosh release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


Critic Reviews

There are no critic reviews for this game.


Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

Game Statistics

(From The New Zork Times Vol.3 No.2 Spring 1984)

Some statistics about Zork 2:
  • Apparent number of rooms (those seen by the player): 81
  • Number of rooms: 86 (for various arcane programming reasons, some locations are inaccessible to the player)
  • Number of different ways to die: 50
  • Number of words in vocabulary: 628
  • Number of takeable objects: 49

Parody

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.

Subtitle

The odd phrase "the Wizard of Frobozz" of course derives from L. Frank Baum's book The Wizard of Oz.

(Temporary) free distribution

As part of the release of Zork Grand Inquisitor, Activision released Zork II as freeware. (Currently the links to download the game are dead at activision.com, but the game is available at numerous fan sites.)

Other trivia submissions by Belboz and Chris Mikesell

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!)
Terok Nor (20168) added Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz (Macintosh) on Apr 13, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Brian Hirt (10002), Slik (885), Droog (461), Kabushi (136947), Martin Smith (63066), Pseudo_Intellectual (45145), Terok Nor (20168), Игги Друге (44954), LepricahnsGold (103694) and Belboz (6489)