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Sorcerer

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 8-bit
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PC Booter
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3.0
Atari ST
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4.0
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Description

Following the defeat of the evil krill in Enchanter, the intrepid apprentice have become a full member of the Circle, under the command of the famed Necromancer Belboz. Very soon, however, the hero notices that something strange has been happening to the master. He frequently talks to himself and seems to be under some sort of a malevolent influence - until one day, he is mysteriously kidnapped. Looks like the brave Enchanter must venture on a perilous journey once again, and bring back the leader of the Circle.

Sorcerer is a sequel to Enchanter, and is part of the Zork universe. Like its predecessors, it is a text adventure, in which the player interacts with the game world by typing combinations of verbs and objects. The spell system from the previous game is back; a new feature is the protagonist's ability to drink magical potions, which must be done sometimes in order to solve the game's puzzles.

Screenshots

Sorcerer TRS-80 Opening narrative
Sorcerer TRS-80 Lobby
Sorcerer Atari 8-bit Reading up on my own exploits!  I'm so great.
Sorcerer Commodore 64 Starting location.

Alternate Titles

  • "Sorcerer - INTERLOGIC Fantasy" -- Tag-lined title

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Solid Adventure Game DOS Tony Van (2688)

The Press Says

Techtite Apple II 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Oct 30, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
SPAG DOS Oct 11, 1998 7.2 out of 10 72
All Game Guide Apple II 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

In 1984, Sorceror was advertised on the back cover of Boy's Life magazine in an attempt by Infocom to reach a larger audience. The plan backfired when postal workers decided not to deliver that issue of the magazine on the grounds that it "advertised a satanic product".

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 (All about the game, with introduction, images, related links and comments area.)
  • The Infocom Gallery (High-quality scans of the grey box package and manual of Sorcerer.)
Contributed to by Brian Hirt (10014), Quapil (4739), Slik (886), Droog (461), Kabushi (126079), Terok Nor (19018), Игги Друге (43883) and Belboz (6513)