Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe

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Description

A sequel to Simon the Sorcerer, this second game in the series gives us more mis-adventures from our teenaged sorcerer (of some sort). Thrown into another dimension by his own wardrobe, Simon starts the heroic mission (of some sort) to find -- another wardrobe that could get him back home. Equipped with his pointy sorcerer's hat (of some sort), he will also rescue the world (again) from the evil Sordid.

A point-and-click adventure in a style similar to the first Simon game, only technologically improved.

Screenshots

Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe Android Is it Denmark's flag?
Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe DOS Bungie jump
Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe Android Inside the Sordid's nightmare with his Grandmother
Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe Amiga It's HIM again!

Alternate Titles

  • "魔法师西蒙2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "שוליית המכשף 2" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Simon the Sorcerer II: Der Löwe, der Zauberer & der Schrank" -- German title

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User Reviews

Polite wizard turns out to be rude and offensive DOS *Katakis* (37938)
More British Adventure Gaming Windows ETJB (447)
'Only girls wear pony tails in this dimension' - The ironmonger DOS Depth Lord (933)
Simon returns, and enters puberty... DOS Mr. Me (36)

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) DOS Aug, 1995 90 out of 100 90
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 20, 2011 5 out of 6 83
Adventure Gamers Windows Oct 17, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
macHOME Macintosh 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Quandary DOS Nov, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZebo Windows Jun 24, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Games4Mac Macintosh 2001 77 out of 100 77
Joystick (French) DOS Nov, 1995 68 out of 100 68
MacNN Macintosh Mar 08, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Nov 09, 2001 2.5 out of 10 25

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Trivia

Amiga version

The Amiga version, which wasn't released until several years later (and by a totally different company), didn't feature any background music at all. The reason was because the Amiga can't play MIDI music natively.

Title

The game's title was obviously inspired by the first book of C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia, entitled The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Awards

  • PC Player
    • 1996 (Issue 1) - Best Adventure in 1995
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