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Chaos in the Land of Wor Commodore 64 Katakis | カタキス (39520)

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Platform Votes Score
Arcade 6 3.4
Atari 2600 6 3.2
Atari 5200 Awaiting 5 votes...
Atari 8-bit Awaiting 5 votes...
Bally Astrocade Awaiting 5 votes...
Commodore 64 12 3.8
Combined User Score 24 3.5

Critic Reviews

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If you are only going to buy one maze game this year, this is definitely the one to get. At earlier levels it is easy enough for a novice but at higher levels it is challenging enough for an expert.
Atari 2600Electronic Entertainment (Mar, 1983)
When you finish a set, the game starts all over again, but at a higher difficulty level with the creatures moving much faster. It's possible to rack up some pretty impressive scores after a while and somehow, the game loses none of its excitement even after hours of play. It's a real winner!
Bally AstrocadeElectronic Fun with Computers & Games (Feb, 1983)
The quirks of the controllers aside, The Incredible Wizard is a must have for all Astrocade owners. A tip of my hat to the designers— a home cartridge has finally done justice to an arcade game!
Bally AstrocadeThe Video Game Critic (Jan 19, 2016)
The Incredible Wizard absolutely rocks the Bally Astrocade, but honestly this would be considered top-notch entertainment on any console.
Atari 2600The Atari Times (Feb 04, 2008)
In closing, let me just say that I'm ashamed of everyone who didn't jump all over the chance to review this excellent gem of a game from BACK IN THE DAY. Not really. Get Wizard of Wor. It's awesome.
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic (Apr 29, 2002)
Wizard of Wor plays much better than it looks. For best results, set the difficult to A, and don't forget to use the right joystick for the single-player game.
ArcadeAll Game Guide (1998)
Overall, this is a fun game which gamers should hunt down if they can, especially if they've never played it before.
Atari 8-bitThe Video Game Critic (May 05, 2013)
The one thing missing from this game is the voice, which is a little disappointing since the Atari XEGS is capable of voice synthesis (without added hardware). Still, Wizard of Wor's simple, fast-moving style will appeal to arcade-minded gamers.
Bally AstrocadeAll Game Guide (1999)
The Incredible Wizard was a superb arcade conversion for its time. Although it would soon be overshadowed by the superior Atari 5200 Wizard of Wor, The Incredible Wizard successfully captured the excitement and spirit of the arcade game. In this reviewer's opinion it just slightly falls short of matching the Atari 5200 version.
Atari 5200All Game Guide (1999)
The Atari 5200 version of Wizard of Wor does an excellent job of bringing the arcade excitement of the original into your home. It ranks above the other two classic console versions, but surprisingly, only by a slim margin over the Astrocade version.
Atari 2600All Game Guide (1998)
The idea of walking around mazes and shooting the enemies with a single weapon may seem like an overly simple concept, and in some respects it is, but Wizard of Wor is surprisingly rich in play value.
Commodore (Dec, 2003)
An dieses alte Spielchen erinnere ich mich immer wieder gerne zurück, handelt es sich dabei um eines meiner ersten Spiele, die mein eigener C-64 hochladen durfte. Schon damals hat mir Wizard of Wor sehr viel Vergnügen bereitet, und auch jetzt noch, nach so vielen Jahren und mehr als tausend anderen Spielen, finde ich es immer noch sehr unterhaltsam und keineswegs langweilig. Die Spielidee ist dabei so einfach, und die grafische Gestaltung so schlicht ausgefallen, aber das wenige wurde so gekonnt in Szene gesetzt, dass beim Spielen eine Atmosphäre entsteht, die, noch zusätzlich durch eine passende Soundkulisse (kultig!) getragen, einen wirklich länger als nur für ein kurzes Spielchen zwischendurch bei Laune halten kann.
Wizard of Wor was an arcade favorite and enjoyable on the 5200 once you get past the low-budget graphics and lack of voice synth.
Atari 5200The Video Game Critic (Jul 16, 2004)
Despite its mediocre graphics, Wizard of Wor is always a good time to play. The monsters move unpredictably, and it's fun to hide around corners and wait as they approach. The radar display at the bottom of the screen is critical to tracking invisible enemies. Once you clear a wave, you face the flying "Warluck" which frantically flutters around the screen until you kill it. Next, the wizard himself appears, teleporting from one area of the maze to the next. To be honest, shooting the wizard involves just as much luck as it does skill. Wizard of Wor's best feature is its two-player simultaneous action. It's great to team up, but keep in mind that you can shoot the other guy! Wizard of Wor may not be much to look it, but its intriguing gameplay can be habit-forming.
Atari 2600Tilt (Jul, 1983)
Un jeu passionnant qui peut sembler, au premier coup d'œil, un peu fruste mais captive rapidement, même s'il n'est pas à la hauteur des jeux pour Colecovision.
Atari 2600TeleMatch (Jul, 1983)
Wizard Of Wor ist sicher die beste der vier ersten COLECO-Cassetten für ATARI VCS, obgleich die Spielidee alles andere als neu ist. In Pac-Man-Manier zieht man mit seinem Männchen-Symbol durch ein Labyrinth.