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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 Rincewind climbs down to the carapace of the great turtle to retrieve an item (meeting Death again on the way down).
Discworld PlayStation This does not bode well (Intro sequence)
Discworld DOS Here they are, Rincewind and The Luggage.  Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Discworld DOS Overhead map at night. "Maps" are another kind of screenshots I have from a lot of games. :)

Promo Images

Discworld Screenshot
Discworld Screenshot
Discworld Magazine Advertisement
Discworld Magazine Advertisement

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

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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

The Retro Spirit DOS Oct 04, 2008 6 out of 6 100
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Playmag SEGA Saturn Jul, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jul, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Score DOS Apr, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Oct 15, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Pixel-Heroes.de DOS Mar, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Jul, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure Gamers DOS Jun 30, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Re: Installation Disk? 1 Rwolf (16633)
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.

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