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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 Stuck on the roof!
Discworld DOS Rincewind climbs down to the carapace of the great turtle to retrieve an item (meeting Death again on the way down).
Discworld DOS Overhead map at night. "Maps" are another kind of screenshots I have from a lot of games. :)
Discworld DOS The psychiatrickerist. Given his German accent, I think he should also have a Freud portrait or bust (and in some movie, a psychoanalyst really had that!). ;)

Promo Images

Discworld Magazine Advertisement
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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. Halleck (391) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Disc-appointing Terrence Bosky (5463) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars
Loads of fun! 1gnition (290) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A hilariously fun game. Blacksun (92) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Interesting, if nothing more. Tomer Gabel (4643) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Quandary Apr, 1995 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Coming Soon Magazine Sep 27, 1995 91 out of 100 91
Play Time Mar, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Score Apr, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Apr, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Oldies Rising Feb 07, 2010 16 out of 20 80
PC Player (Germany) May, 1995 75 out of 100 75
CD Player 1996 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

Forums

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Re: Installation Disk? 1 Rwolf (17452)
Mar 31, 2017
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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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Tomer Gabel (4643) added Discworld (DOS) on Aug 05, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Alsy (18647), keth (189) and Adam Baratz (1483)