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

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DOS
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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 DOS Swampy
Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe Amiga Going to visit an old friend
Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe DOS Morris dancers
Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe DOS Mad scientist

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

The immoral Simon doesn't help this sequel to reach the level of the original DOS אולג 小奥 (168604)
Polite wizard turns out to be rude and offensive DOS *Katakis* (37795)
More British Adventure Gaming Windows ETJB (447)
'Only girls wear pony tails in this dimension' - The ironmonger DOS Depth Lord (943)
Simon returns, and enters puberty... DOS Mr. Me (36)

The Press Says

Power Play DOS Jul, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Freak DOS May, 1995 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Adventure Gamers DOS Sep 17, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Sep 22, 1999 4 out of 5 80
Obligement Amiga Jan, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Joystick (French) Windows Nov, 1995 68 out of 100 68
Joystick (French) DOS Nov, 1995 68 out of 100 68
Aventura y Cía DOS Oct 14, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Nov 09, 2001 2.5 out of 10 25

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Trivia

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. No efforts were made converting the music to an Amiga-friendly format (like the first Simon game in 1993), thus making it a rather poor conversion.

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