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Excellent introduction to puzzle-based interactive fiction. DOS Foopy (12)

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Critic Reviews

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Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Jan, 1986)
Wishbringer has been given a new story format, which makes it a very friendly game to play. As is usual for an Infocom game, the packaging is superb, and includes not only a disk, but also a map of the village of Festeron, your very own glow-in-the dark Wishbringer, and a most special sealed letter.
Atari 8-bitComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Jan, 1986)
Wishbringer has been given a new story format, which makes it a very friendly game to play.
Amstrad CPCAmstrad Action (Jun, 1986)
The main thing about Wishbringer is that it's what Infocom call an 'introductory level game'. That means that the program has been carefully structured to appeal those without too much adventuring experience. However it's one of the few 'introductory' games that I know of that is also eminently suitable for advanced players on account of its humour, wit, and pungent atmosphere.
AmigaCU Amiga (Feb, 1991)
For sheer fun this has to be one of Infocom's best, allowing a neophyte to wander around exploring the surroundings. So in some way it's best to mess around for a couple of hours before restarting an playing for real. Highly recommended as a first text adventure.
Commodore 64Zzap! (Feb, 1986)
Wishbringer is yet another example of brilliant design and programming. It makes one wonder whether British companies, used to cassette based games for so long will ever catch up when we all move over to using disks. It's pricey, but even so it's still recommended to all in search of mystery and imagination.
DOSSPAG (Apr 19, 1995)
The atmosphere wavers between being comic and sinister, and is difficult to classify. At times it seems almost as though it is trying to be a children's game, what with having the plot revolve around a kidnapped cat, and supplying such fanciful images as talking platypii, and disembodied boots that patrol the town.
Commodore 64Computer Gamer (Sep, 1985)
Wishbringer is a superb game and well up to Infocom's usual high standard of text only adventures. If you haven't already been converted to the the Infocom cause then buy this and you'll be hooked for life.
MacintoshAll Game Guide (1998)
Depsite the lack of graphics and sound, this game still has the power to please, excite and stump players. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
DOSAdventure Classic Gaming (Jan 30, 1999)
Wishbringer: The Magick Stone of Dreams is a classic Infocom game in the style of the Zork and Enchanter series. The game takes place in the same universe and the story makes a couple of passing references to those series. No prior knowledge of the Zork or Enchanter series is required or even helpful to succeed in this game. Wishbringer is considered by its fans as a short introduction to the genre of interactive fiction that is deal for beginners. While it may be a little too easy and short for the experienced gamers, the clever puzzles and classic Infocom sense of humor still make this game an entertaining title for all fans.