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The land of Gael Cerran is in trouble. An evil ruler named Lord Cet, thought to be long vanquished, has been mysteriously resurrected. There is only one way left to defeat him once again - by wielding the magical Mavin Sword, forged from two metals bearing the property of the opposite forces, good and evil. The Oracles of Ishad N'Ha have charged a group of adventurers with the task of finding the sword and putting an end to Lord Cet.

Wizards & Warriors is a traditional role-playing game similar in many ways to Wizardry series. In the beginning the player creates a party of up to six characters, choosing between ten races and four initial classes. The races include, besides traditional fantasy humanoids, animal-like creatures such as the boar-like Gourk or the Omphaaz, which resemble elephants. Each race is available in both genders and comes with bonuses and penalties to base attributes, as well as unique traits, such as improved treasure-hunting for Ratlings or night vision for the feline Whiskahs. The four initial classes (Warrior, Rogue, Priest, and Wizard) can be promoted to eight elite classes and three special ones, which include such rare professions as Valkyrie and Zenmaster, and require completion of specific tasks.

The party starts in one of the few available towns, with still pictures representing locations (town hall, inn, armory, etc.), and navigation limited to clicking on them. However, the rest of the exploration (outdoors and in dungeons) is done in full 3D, with free exploration and camera rotation. Dungeons are connected by roads, forest paths, and other areas, and the player is usually able to explore freely, though access to certain locations may be restricted. Enemies can be found on set spots or appear randomly; the frequency of their appearance, as well as the overall difficulty, can be regulated in the main menu.

Combat is real-time from the distance, but becomes turn-based when standing near the enemy. Magic comes in six schools: Spirit, Sun, Moon, Vine, Stone, and Fiend, with seven levels of spells each, and several spells per level. Casting spells drains the mage's mana pool. Characters can only cast spells within their own schools, with intensity of magic depending on his skill level, and limited by the amount of spell points in the school. Characters may join various guilds available in the game and thus gain access to special quests and promotions, take jobs, and perform other side quests.


Wizards & Warriors Windows The view from above the entrance was worth the climb!
Wizards & Warriors Windows The Serpent Temple looks menacing...
Wizards & Warriors Windows The first thing to do: create a party of adventurers in the local inn!
Wizards & Warriors Windows Talking dragons make the best pets ... Just not this one

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Wizards & Warriors Other A strong, hardy clan with a keen sense of smell, Guorks are excellent fighters and warriors. Their animal instincts and aggressive nature make them great scouts. Their strong sense of smell helps them to detect enemies, and they are even known to be able to smell minerals such as gold and silver. The Guorks were allied with the Ogres in a previous war against the Elves and Oomphaz. The ruins of the Guork Fortress can be found just outside of the town of Ishad N'ha.
Wizards & Warriors Other Small, often prankish, beings in human form, these creatures inhabit the forests and have special abilities in magic. Though they are not very physically strong, Elves exhibit above average intelligence and agility, making them excellent scouts, archers, warriors, and rangers. They are also known to have special abilities with the languages. Elves love to talk and can relate information regarding historical/current events pertaining to the Gael-Serran.
Wizards & Warriors Other Small beings in human form to whom magic powers are attributed. These hardy, strong creatures have above average strength but are not known for their intelligence or gracefulness. They are experts at forging, mining, and trade, and are very determined and stubborn. Rumor has it that there are Dwarven Mines in the nearby mountains, and within the mountains a magic pool guarded by the dwarves which supposedly imbues magical powers upon anyone who bathes in its waters. The storerooms in the mines are rumored to be packed with precious gems and minerals. The Dwarves that work the mines are supposedly quite insane, having lived in isolation for so many years. Couriers are often hired to deliver food and supplies to the Dwarven mines, but they are issued a stern warning not to interfere with the Dwarves or their mining operations.
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Alternate Titles

  • "巫师与勇士" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Wizards & Warriors: Quest for the Mavin Sword" -- Informal name
  • "Swords & Sorcery: Come Devils, Come Darkness" -- Working title
  • "Deep6" -- Working title

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User Reviews

If you are a RPG-Veteran or Wizardry-Lover, this is a must-have! Daniel Martin (17) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A very engrossing RPG with some large problems BreadSlicer (3) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A decent game, but not what we all expected from Bradley weregamer (169) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars
Nice try, but there are many better games available frank rieter (149) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

IGN Sep 29, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
Electric Games 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamer's Pulse Oct 31, 2000 78 out of 100 78 Nov 09, 2000 78 out of 100 78 Sep 20, 2000 15 out of 20 75
GameSpy Oct 21, 2000 68 out of 100 68
Gameplanet Nov 13, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Quandary Nov, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Electric Playground May 08, 2004 4.5 out of 10 45


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Kasey Chang (4631) added Wizards & Warriors (Windows) on Dec 22, 2000