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The Prophecy (DOS)

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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 DOS Near the end Urm isn't much help
The Prophecy DOS Petroy can help deciphering messages
The Prophecy DOS Ween, the hero
The Prophecy DOS The seal you have to open

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Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

Excellent Coktel fantasy adventure with a hint of FMV Katakis | カタキス (40788) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
First person Goblins Afex Tween (173) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Play Time Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Quandary 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1992 70 out of 100 70
PC Joker Dec, 1992 69 out of 100 69
The DOS Spirit Dec 07, 2014 3.5 out of 6 58
Power Play Dec, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Adventure Gamers Sep 22, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Apr, 2004 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 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.)
Roger Wilco (1194) added The Prophecy (DOS) on Apr 18, 2002
Other platforms contributed by NGC 5194 (17612)