The Prophecy

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Critic Score User Score
Amiga
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Atari ST
82
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DOS
61
3.5
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Description

This point and click adventure takes a fantasy setting, in which you play a Wizard deemed to be ‘good’ taking on a less good one. To fulfill the prophecy you have been given in a limited time of 3 days, he must go on 3 quests, solving various puzzles along the way to be rewarded 3 grains of sand, that he must place in a hourglass to kill an evil wizard. Objects around the levels are always detected by the cursor, making each screen and the challenges within quick to comprehend. Generally you have to solve each puzzle in sequence.

Like the company's Gobliins Series, the interface is simplified, and the game has a heavier focus on self-sufficient puzzles than other traditional adventures. The game experiments with the toning of the graphics, using a faux-sepia style outside and some bright colours inside, which changes the atmosphere somewhat.

Screenshots

The Prophecy DOS Ween, the hero
The Prophecy Atari ST The starting location
The Prophecy DOS Ohkram, Ween's grandfather (from the intro)
The Prophecy DOS Some game credits

Alternate Titles

  • "נער הנבואה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Ween: The Prophecy" -- European title

User Reviews

First person Goblins DOS Afex Tween (164)

Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1992 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1993 10 out of 12 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1992 10 out of 12 83
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Aug, 1990 790 out of 1000 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1993 9 out of 12 75
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1992 70 out of 100 70
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1992 68 out of 100 68
Adventure Gamers DOS Sep 22, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks DOS Apr, 2004 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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