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Description

(In)famous for jokes about it, the Polish city of Wąchock is the place where the story of the Polish adventure game Sołtys takes place.

You play the head of the village of Wąchock and your aim is to find the missing husband of your daughter (who apparently isn't very attractive if you know what I mean). Scared of his future, Leon decides to run away from the wedding and you are responsible for bringing this poor guy back.

The game is a classic point and click adventure in which you collect objects and find places to use them. You move from one location to another using special "location icons". Number of available locations to visit represents the game's progress. At first there are only eight of them and later on they increase to total number of 24. The game is full of Polish jokes and "play on words" technique to give player hints how riddles should be solved.

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Sołtys DOS Do you need help?
Sołtys DOS Title screen
Sołtys DOS Rolling pin - the best argument
Sołtys DOS I wonder what's inside...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Soltys" -- Common title

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Critic Reviews

Top Secret May, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Secret Service / New S Service Jun, 1995 225 out of 300 75
Gry OnLine 2009 71 out of 100 71
The Retro Spirit Dec 16, 2012 3 out of 6 50

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Trivia

Freeware release

Sołtys was released as freeware on November 26, 2011 at the ScummVM website. It is available in its original Polish language, and, for the first time, an English translation is also available.

In 2014 L.K. Avalon made another of its games - Sfinx - free on ScummVM.

Related Web Sites

  • Interview with Łukasz Pisarek at Adventure Classic Gaming ((June 2008) ACG asks Pisarek about the history of Detalion, Art of Murder development, and adventure game design philosophies )
  • ScummVM (An open-source project which allows older adventure games, such as Sołtys, to be played on a wide variety of computer systems. A free, public-domain download of Sołtys is also available on the site in both English and Polish.)
  • ScummVM freeware release ()
Ajan (276) added Sołtys (DOS) on Sep 17, 2005