Wishbringer

Critic Score User Score
TRS-80 CoCo
...
4.0
Tatung Einstein
...
...
Commodore 64
...
3.8
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Description

In this game, the player controls a postal clerk in the small fishing village of Festeron. The postmaster, Mr. Crisp, orders the player to deliver an envelope to the owner of Ye Olde Magick Shoppe. However, this seemingly innocent task inexplicably leads to a strange phenomenon: as the hero steps out, he finds that Festeron has been mysteriously transformed into a dark, ominous town called Witchville. Even cute little poodles have turned into hellhounds! Finding the Wishbringer, a stone that grants seven wishes to those who possess the right objects, seems like the only solution - or is it?

Wishbringer is a text adventure set in the Zork universe. The player types in commands to navigate the character, interact with the game world, and solve puzzles. The game has a rather open-ended structure, with many situations possessing several solutions; the player can opt for a "magical" approach to the tasks, using the titular stone, or attempt to solve the game in a more straightforward way.

Screenshots

Wishbringer Atari 8-bit My destination at last!
Wishbringer TRS-80 CoCo Earned a few points!
Wishbringer TRS-80 CoCo The path is being blocked by a poodle
Wishbringer Macintosh Outside Cottage

Alternate Titles

  • "Wishbringer - the Magick Stone of Dreams - Interactive Fantasy for Beginners" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Excellent introduction to puzzle-based interactive fiction. DOS Foopy (12)

Critic Reviews

SPAG DOS Apr 19, 1995 7.6 out of 10 76
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Jan 30, 1999 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

Wishbringer came with a "wishstone", a white stone with a pale, almost indiscernably green cast to it. It glowed in the dark, too.

(It was obviously made of glow-in-the-dark plastic, but still cool.)

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 Wishbringer.)
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