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Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
3.6
Amstrad CPC
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3.0
Commodore 16, Plus/4
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3.3

Trivia

As was its predecessor, this game was skewered the following year (1989) by a satirical follow-up game by Bill Larkins entitled Pork 2: The Gizzard of Showbiz.

Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (44701) on Apr 05, 2006. -- edit trivia



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 activision.com, but the game is available at numerous fan sites.)

Contributed by Chris Mikesell (29) on Jan 20, 2001. -- edit trivia



(From The New Zork Times Vol.3 No.2 Spring 1984)

Some statistics about Zork 2:

  • Apparent number of rooms (those seen by the player): 81
  • Number of rooms: 86 (for various arcane programming reasons, some locations are inaccessible to the player)
  • Number of different ways to die: 50
  • Number of words in vocabulary: 628
  • Number of takeable objects: 49

Contributed by Belboz (6513) on May 10, 2000. -- edit trivia