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The Prophecy (Atari ST)

The Prophecy Atari ST From the intro

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Description

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.

Screenshots

The Prophecy Atari ST The starting location
The Prophecy Atari ST From the intro
The Prophecy Atari ST That didn't work
The Prophecy Atari ST Your two servants: Uki and Orbi

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Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Dec, 1992 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1993 10 out of 12 83
ST Format Dec, 1992 79 out of 100 79
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1990 790 out of 1000 79
ST Action Feb, 1993 78 out of 100 78

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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.)
NGC 5194 (17612) added The Prophecy (Atari ST) on Apr 01, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Roger Wilco (1194) and NGC 5194 (17612)