Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance

Moby ID: 1083

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Having recovered the Sorcerer's Appliance in the previous game, Ernie Eaglebeak begins his sophomore year at the Sorcerer University. Having chosen Hu Delta Phart for his fraternity pledge, Ernie is given exceedingly difficult hazing rituals by the Pledgemaster Chris Cowpatty. Meanwhile, Ernie's wise adviser, Professor Otto Tickingclock, who became the president of SU, asks him to unveil the true secrets of the Sorcerer's Appliance.

Like its predecessor, Spellcasting 201 is an interactive fiction game in which the protagonist's roster of spells will come in handy. A list of commands and objects (including spells) is on the left of the screen to be chosen from. Movement is in the eight compass directions. Ernie must make contact with the girls, and solve tricky puzzles. Nice Mode turns off the more lurid details featured in Naughty Mode. As opposed to the previous title, the entire game takes place within the vast campus grounds, allowing more freedom of movement but also increasing the difficulty.

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This game sometimes has problems loading on newer machines with new versions of dos. To fix this, run the game thus: loadfix s201 (Loadfix is an internal for DOS 5 and 6 and part of the olddos package for 95 and later, available at ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/products/windows/windows95/cdromextras/otherutilities/olddos.exe)


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Game added by Belboz.

Additional contributors: jnik.

Game added March 19, 2000. Last modified May 12, 2024.