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This point and click adventure takes a fantasy setting in which the player acts as a wizard called Ween, deemed to be "good", taking on a less good one. To fulfill the titular prophecy the wizard has been given a limited time of three days during which he must go on a quest, solving various puzzles along the way, to be rewarded with three grains of sand, that he must place in an hourglass what eventually will result in killing an evil wizard. Objects around the levels are always detected by the cursor, making each screen and the challenges quick to comprehend.

Like the company's Gobliins Series, the interface is simplified, and the game has a heavier focus on self-sufficient puzzles than other traditional adventures. The game experiments with the toning of the graphics, using a faux-sepia style outside and some bright colours inside, which changes the atmosphere somewhat. As one of not many titles of those days, two times during the game, the player makes a choice of taking one of the paths which results in different puzzles to be solved.

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The Prophecy Amiga You are in prison.
The Prophecy DOS The queen monster
The Prophecy DOS Do dragons eat cherries?
The Prophecy DOS Urm, your vampire bat friend

Promo Images

The Prophecy Magazine Advertisement

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "נער הנבואה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Ween: The Prophecy" -- European title

User Reviews

Excellent Coktel fantasy adventure with a hint of FMV DOS Katakis | カタキス (42945)
First person Goblins DOS Afex Tween (172)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1993 10 out of 12 83
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1992 79 out of 100 79
ST Action Atari ST Feb, 1993 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1993 9 out of 12 75
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1992 70 out of 100 70
CU Amiga Amiga Jan, 1993 52 out of 100 52
Adventure Gamers DOS Sep 22, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks DOS Apr, 2004 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Sep, 1993 Unscored Unscored
Alle PC Spiele DOS 1993 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

Amiga and Atari ST version

Both versions were heavily stripped down in comparison with DOS version.
  • The colour reduction of the graphics was tremendous. Lack of colours was clearly visible when the player was using inventory icon from the top menu..
  • There was no in-game title screen which is strange because there is free space on each of the disks.
Interesting is also the fact that Amiga and Atari ST cardboard's box back cover was illustrated by screens that come from DOS version including those that weren't available in Amiga or Atari ST version of the game. Some editions have a sign claiming that screenshots come from PC version but some didn't mention this at all.

Related Web Sites

  • ScummVM (supports all known versions of Ween: The Prophecy under Windows, Linux, Macintosh and other platforms.)
Contributed to by Roger Wilco (1180) and Rebound Boy (19594)
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