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Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz

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magazine advertisement:
    Just when you thought it was safe to go back underground again.

    ZORK
    II

    Your greatest challenge lies ahead -— and downwards. Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz, will be unlike any computer age adventure you've ever encountered. The underground world of Zork is designed to be lived and experienced in the most realistic sense. It features the largest vocabulary, the widest range of command options, the special capability to let you speak in complete sentences rather than two-word commands, and the most intriguing plot in the genre. And because Zork's mysteries are of the most challenging nature, it will take all your intellectual abilities to survive and emerge victorious from the Great Underground Empire.

    Zork II is the extraordinary successor to Zork I, which hit #4 on the SOFTALK Top 30 in its first month on the market. Both run on 32K Apple II's with a 16-sector disk drive. And both are available now for Christmas.

    The door to Zork beckons you. Look for it at your local computer store today.

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (44454) on Dec 22, 2013.

Back of Box - Atari ST/DOS (UK):
    The Wizard appears, floating nonchalantly in the air beside you. He grins sideways at you.
    The Wizard incants "Fantasize," but nothing happens. He shakes the wand. Nothing happens. With a slightly embarrassed glance in your direction, he vanishes.


    EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED WHEN YOU TAKE ON ZORK II: THE WIZARD OF FROBOZZ. As you explore the subterranean realm of Zork, you'll continually be confronted with new surprises. Chief among these is the Wizard himself, who'll constantly endeavor to confound you with his capricious powers. But more than that, you'll face a challenge the likes of which you've never experienced before.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (10863) on Jul 10, 2009.

From PASSPORT To The United Products of Infocom 1986:
    THE ZORK TRILOGY
    Adventure seekers, welcome to the Great Underground Empire, a world fraught with danger and discovery, an underground domain so vast, with so many twists and turns, it can offer you new surprises no matter how many times you explore it. The ZORK TRILOGY has been a top 10 best seller for over 5 years, and it's still going strong.

    ZORK II: THE WIZARD OF FROBOZZ
    For an even greater challenge, journey to a long-hidden region of the Great Underground Empire, dominated by the frivolous Wizard of Frobozz. Exiled years before, the Wizard is still a force to be reckoned with, materializing at odd moments to cast bothersome spells. There are many curiosities to explore in this realm, including the garden of an elusive unicorn and a maze of Oddly-Angled Rooms.

    "With their brain-testing challenge and beautifully written descriptions... it's no wonder that ZORK's I, II and III have become classics in their time."
    -Electronic Games magazine

    "The program by which all other computerized adventures are judged."
    -Playboy

    "If it's 2 in the morning, this must be ZORK. Not even Ted Koppel can keep the nation up so late."
    -The Washington Post

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Oct 09, 2001.

From the 1983 Infocom catalog "OUR CIRCUITS, OURSELVES!":
    The ZORK trilogy, Infocom's classic underground odyssey, takes you into the extraordinary environs of the Great Underground Empire. It's a world so vast and unique, it can offer new discoveries no matter how often you explore it, with challenges that change and revitalize the adventure each time you make your descent. The NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW sums up the ZORK trilogy as "remarkable adventure fantasies." And the public agrees, for the SOFTALK READERS' POLL named ZORK I its "Most Popular Adventure," and all three ZORK adventures are among the best-selling computer games in history.

    Even the way Infocom puts the trilogy together is unique. ZORK I, II, and III all share a common thread, yet each is a complete and separate story unto itself - so you can play them in any sequence you choose.

    ZORK II: The Wizard of Frobozz takes you to new depths of the subterranean realm. There you'll meet the Wizard, who will attempt to confound you with his capricious powers.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Oct 09, 2001.

From the first Infocom fold-out catalog, 198?:

    You
    are about to see
    the fantastic worlds of Infocom
    unfold before your very eyes.



    ZORK II The Wizard of Frobozz takes you to new subterranean depths where you'll constantly confront new surprises, including the addled Wizard himself, who'll endeavor to confound you with his capricious powers. It's a challenge the likes of which you've never experienced before.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Oct 05, 2001.

"The Incomplete Works of Infocom, Inc." Catalog:
    ZORK II: The Wizard of Frobozz takes you to new depths of the subterranean realm. There you'll meet the Wizard, who'll attempt to confound you with his capricious powers. ADVANCED LEVEL

    Contributed by Adam Baratz (1352) on Mar 29, 2001.