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Simon the Sorcerer: Who'd Even Want Contact?! (Windows)

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Description

Simon the Sorcerer: Who'd Even Want Contact?! is the second German entry in the Simon the Sorcerer series. After the happenings of Chaos Happens Simon settles down but suddenly the fairyland gets attacked by aliens which kidnap Simon's girlfriend Alix. Of course this means Simon has to rescue her while traveling to locations like a Caribbean beach or space.

The game is a traditional humorous point & click adventure where the player explores his environment, takes everything he finds and solves item-based puzzles. Some of them have multiple solutions and depending on the player's choices they influence the ending and the psycho-analysis he receives at the end. Of course there are also many multiple-choice dialogues which are noticeable shorter than in Chaos Happens. The handling uses the usual "two-click"-system: left click to use and right click to examine. As in Chaos Happens there is a notebook which lists finished and open tasks and a help system. For every task there are three hints available - from a small poke in the right direction to an almost-solution. Also worth mentioning is the new graphics style in cel-shading.

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Simon the Sorcerer: Who'd Even Want Contact?! Windows Engine room with Wolf
Simon the Sorcerer: Who'd Even Want Contact?! Windows On your way to The Eye of Death
Simon the Sorcerer: Who'd Even Want Contact?! Windows More stew
Simon the Sorcerer: Who'd Even Want Contact?! Windows Battle robot and sleeping mole

Alternate Titles

  • "Simon the Sorcerer. Тупые пришельцы" -- Russian spelling
  • "Simon the Sorcerer: Wer will schon Kontakt?" -- German title
  • "Simon the Sorcerer : Rencontre Avec Les Extraterrestres" -- French title
  • "Simon the Sorcerer: L'Invasione Degli Extraterrestri" -- Italian title
  • "Simon 5" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Slightly better than the last one but not up to standard of the Simon series Ingsoc (666) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

The Press Says

Game Captain Mar 23, 2009 84 out of 100 84
Gamezone (Germany) Mar 25, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
Adventurespiele Mar 23, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GBase - The Gamer's Base Apr 06, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Adventure-Treff Apr 12, 2009 79 out of 100 79
Adventure Corner Apr 24, 2009 78 out of 100 78
Krawall Gaming Network Mar 25, 2009 77 out of 100 77
9lives Mar 12, 2010 75 out of 100 75
IGN UK Mar 22, 2010 7.3 out of 10 73
Cynamite May 06, 2009 7 out of 10 70

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Patrick Bregger (114858) added Simon the Sorcerer: Who'd Even Want Contact?! (Windows) on Feb 08, 2010