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The Colour of Magic is an interactive fiction adventure (with some graphics) set on Terry Pratchett's wildly improbable Discworld. The world, a flat disc, rests on the backs of four elephants, who in turn stand on the shell of Great A'Tuin the Turtle. Therefore, unlike some text games which use North, South, East and West, directions in Discworld are Hubward, Rimward, Widdershins, and Turnwise.

Players control Rincewind the Wizzard, the fastest Wizzard in Discworld, who understands the finer points of survival (like it's not where you are running to, it's what you are running from). In his adventure, based on book of the same name, he meets Discworld notables like Twoflower the Tourist, Luggage the luggage, and Death while saving Ankh-Morpork (again).


The Colour of Magic ZX Spectrum Plaza of the Broken Moons
The Colour of Magic ZX Spectrum Twoflower's room
The Colour of Magic ZX Spectrum The game begins in the Broken Drum
The Colour of Magic ZX Spectrum Loading screen

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Sinclair User Dec, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! Feb, 1987 88 out of 100 88
Your Sinclair Feb, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gamer Jan, 1987 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1987 8.4 out of 12 70
Computer Gamer Jan, 1987 70 out of 100 70


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Terrence Bosky (5221) added The Colour of Magic (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 03, 2004
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