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Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz

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Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz is a text adventure, a sequel to the classic first Zork. Once again, the game is set in the Great Underground Empire, but this time the main goal is to face off against the titular Wizard.

Like its predecessor, Zork II plays like any other text adventure: there are no graphics - only text - and the player types commands such as "lift cage" or "examine robot".


Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz Macintosh Gazebo
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz Browser This game must be named after this character...
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz Apple II Well, I can't say I wasn't warned.  Plus I get a second chance!
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz Amiga Starting location

Alternate Titles

  • "Zork II: Le Magicien de Frobozz" -- Canadian French title
  • "Zork 2" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

A sequel that actually lives up to the paradigm established by the original. DOS Mirrorshades2k (273)
The largest, toughest, and most buoyant game of the trilogy DOS Colin Rowsell (45)

The Press Says

Adventure Classic Gaming DOS May 25, 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1985 92 out of 100 92
SPAG DOS Dec 13, 1997 6.4 out of 10 64
All Game Guide Apple II 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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As part of the release of Zork Grand Inquisitor, Activision released Zork II as freeware. (Currently the links to download the game are dead at, but the game is available at numerous fan sites.)

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: Zork II (introduction, images, related links and comments area.)
  • The Infocom Gallery (High-quality scans of the grey box package and manual of Zork II.)
  • Zork II on iFiction (Play Zork II through your web browser!)
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