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Wizard of Wor

aka: Le Magicien de Wor, The Incredible Wizard, Wizard

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Wizard of Wor is an arcade shooter played from a top-down point of view.

The player controls a "Worrior" who is trapped in a dungeon. The goal is to earn as many points as possible by shooting the numerous enemy creatures which wander about the maze-like corridors. The creatures wander about at various speeds, may shoot darts at the player, and some even have the ability to disappear temporarily. At the bottom of the screen, the player has a radar which can be used to locate creatures that are invisible.

When the player completes a maze, a Worluk sometimes appears. This creature moves rapidly and will only be on the screen momentarily. If the player destroys the creature before it escapes, the next dungeon will become a double score dungeon and all creatures will be worth twice as many points. Occasionally the Wizard of Wor himself may appear! He moves quickly and can teleport around the maze. If they destroy him, the player will earn a large number of points.

The game may be played by one player or two players simultaneously. The players can cooperate to better defend against the enemy hordes — but shooting the other player's Worrior grants a large score bonus, which can potentially encourage competitive play.


  • ウィザード・オブ・ウォー - Japanese spelling

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American Release of the C64? Edwin Drost (5445) 2017-03-24 14:39:19


C64 versions

Wizard of Wor was in fact ported twice to the C64. The first port was done for the release of the C64, and its little brother, the MAX Machine, in Japan. This cartridge was also released by Handic in Scandinavia. A bigger version was then made for the American release of the C64.

Game Art Beyond

In 2018, Wizard of Wor was selected as one of the biggest classics on the Commodore 64 by the creators of the C64 graphics collection Game Art Beyond. Wizard of Wor was honoured with a high resolution title picture (based on box artwork) in a special C64 graphics format called NUFLI. Before the image comes up, you can hear a short speech sample of the arcade version from the Wizard himself!

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Servo.

Atari 5200 added by RKL. Arcade, Bally Astrocade added by Kabushi. Atari 8-bit added by ZZip. Antstream added by lights out party.

Additional contributors: 80, Sciere, Alaka, Kabushi, Игги Друге, Malte Mundt.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.