User Reviews

Landmark RPG in computer gaming Apple II Frecklefoot (207)
One of the all time great RPG's NES D Michael (236)
Classic, influential, and utterly obsolete. NES PCGamer77 (3317)
Many improvements are overshadowed by new bugs NES Scribblemacher (217)
One of the *great* original dungeon-crawlers! PC Booter ex_navynuke! (48)

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Platform Votes Score
Apple II 19 3.8
Commodore 64 8 3.4
Commodore 128 Awaiting 5 votes...
FM-7 Awaiting 5 votes...
Game Boy Color 6 3.8
Macintosh 5 4.0
MSX 6 3.5
NES 18 3.1
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PC Booter 16 3.3
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WonderSwan Color 5 4.2
Combined User Score 83 3.5


Critic Reviews

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75
NESQuesticle.net (Jan, 2014)
Is it worth playing a twenty-year-old port of a thirty-year-old computer game? If more contemporary dungeon crawlers like Etrian Odyssey have you interested in the genre, you might enjoy exploring the roots here with Wizardry. It’s an archaic, informative experience made a little more bearable by the streamlined porting.
42
Boring!! While the computer version might have been a hit and spawned five sequals [sic], the NES version is a repetitive session of mazes and monsters.
41
In „Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord“ soll man dem Zauberer Werdna ein magisches Amulett mopsen, das dieser in einem (natürlich böse vermonsterten) Burgverlies versteckt hat. Wie, das klingt nicht besonders originell? Tja, 1981 Leute, 1981...
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41
In „Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord“ soll man dem Zauberer Werdna ein magisches Amulett mopsen, das dieser in einem (natürlich böse vermonsterten) Burgverlies versteckt hat. Wie, das klingt nicht besonders originell? Tja, 1981 Leute, 1981...
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Apple IIComputer Gaming World (CGW) (May, 1982)
In conclusion, I would rate Wizardry as one of the all time classic computer games. It sets the standard by which all fantasy role playing games should be compared. In the years to come, if there ever is a Gaming Hall of Fame, Wizardry receives my vote as the first entry into its hallowed halls.
 
Apple IIHappy Computer (Apr, 1984)
Je länger ich mit Wizardry spielte um so deutlicher erkannte ich, wie gut durchdacht dieses Spielprogramm ist. Angesichts der Tatsache, daß Wizardry den Benutzer aufgrund der unzähligen Variationsmöglichkeiten monatelang fesseln wird, scheint mir auch der Preis von knapp 300 Mark durchaus angemessen.