Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

antstream
Not an American user?

Description

This adventure game puts the player in the shoes of Rincewind, a wizard whose sole purpose in life is to stay alive. He appears to be very good at it as well, because apparently the universe has decided to continuously challenge him. The game takes place in the humorous fantasy world created by Terry Pratchett. The world is called the Discworld, as it is actually a flat disc carried on the backs of four gigantic elephants, which themselves stand on the back of an even larger turtle.

The story is loosely based on the novel "Guards! Guards!". Both in the book and the game, a dragon is summoned by a group of mysterious conspirators and now terrorizes the city state of Ankh-Morpork. Being the most expendable wizard of the Unseen University, Rincewind is given the task to get rid of the beast (only in the game though; in the book, the city's nightwatch has to deal with the problem).

Discworld is a classical point-and-click adventure game with a few original features. For example, Rincewind's inventory is limited to two objects, and the majority of his belongings is stored in the Luggage, an intelligent chest with dozens of little feet. Furthermore, at a certain point in the game the player gains access to a time-traveling device and has to send Rincewind to the past and back in order to solve some of the puzzles.

Screenshots

Discworld DOS Now and then this character pops up to explain certain events of the past, and provide some of the game's most hilarious moments
Discworld DOS The street at night
Discworld PlayStation The Discworld (Intro sequence)
Discworld DOS View from the tower, with a curiously distorted perspective. At this point, Rincewind just gets a sample of dragon's breath...

Promo Images

Discworld Screenshot
Discworld Screenshot
Discworld Screenshot
Discworld Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "עולם הדיסק" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Terry Pratchett's Mundodisco" -- Spanish title
  • "Terry Pratchett's Discworld" -- Re-release title
  • "Ohlam Ha disc" -- Hebrew title
  • "Discworld: The Trouble With Dragons" -- Working title
  • "DiscWorld" -- Japanese title
  • "ディスクワールド" -- Japanese spelling

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

A charming adaptation. DOS Halleck (391)
Disc-appointing DOS Terrence Bosky (5463)
Loads of fun! DOS 1gnition (290)
A hilariously fun game. DOS Blacksun (92)
Interesting, if nothing more. DOS Tomer Gabel (4643)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) DOS Mar, 1995 94 out of 100 94
Joypad PlayStation Oct, 1995 91 out of 100 91
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Sep 27, 1995 91 out of 100 91
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jun, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun PlayStation Jan, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Power Play DOS Apr, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Génération 4 Macintosh Sep, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Oct 15, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Przygodoskop DOS Jul 25, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Re: Installation Disk? 1 Rwolf (17855)
Mar 31, 2017
Installation Disk? 1 Gonchi (3709)
Dec 03, 2007

Trivia

CD-ROM version

The CD-ROM version features full voice acting, including British actor Eric Idle, known from Monty Python.

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by Alsy (18647), keth (189), Adam Baratz (1483) and Tomer Gabel (4643)
antstream