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  • #2882
    Ben Paddon
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    Seeing as I’ve identified only one other person who has played Simon the Sorcerer, I figured I’d try to spread the word a little.

    What is Simon the Sorcerer?
    Released in 1993, Simon the Sorcerer is a humorous point ‘n’ click adventure game in the mould of The Secret of Monkey Island following the adventure of a yougn lad, Simon, as he is transported to a magical world in order to rescue Calypso, the grand high wizard of the village of Fleur de Lie, from the evil sorcerer Sordid. Although, being an adventure game, it’s never as simple as that, is it?

    Is it any good?
    It’s probably one of the finest examples of 1990s adventure games you’ll ever play. Every bit as good as Monkey Island. There are sequels as well – Simon the Sorcerer II has Sordid returning and bringing Simon back to the magical realm as part of a plan to conquer the world. Simon the Sorcerer 3D was never made and will never be spoken of again. I haven’t played Simon the Sorcerer 4: Chaos Happens yet, but it looks fantastic (terrible voice acting aside).

    Can I still buy it, and will it work on Windows XP / Vista?
    Yep! Good Old Games have the first three titles available to download for $5.99 each. Snag the first one, play it, love it, finish it, then get the second one. Grab the third one if you think you can put up with terrible controls and a horrible, horrible 3D environment that was already outdated when the game came out in the first place.

    What the smeg does this have to do with Red Dwarf, you smegging smeghead? Smeg!
    Chris Barrie is the voice of Simon in the very first game, YOU CLOD. What’s more, he’s fantastic. So there.

    I’ve played through and finished the first two games, and I want more! What can I do?
    Well, if you don’t want to tackle the third game, you could always try The Feeble Files. That’s also up on Good Old Games for $5.99, and features Robert Llewellyn in the titular role.

    There we are. Discuss.

    #91968
    Blisschick
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    I saw on Youtube awhile back some video of the game. Cute if you’re into that sort of thing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah_wW4B4Lvc

    #91969
    Ben Paddon
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    The framerate on that video is utterly appalling, but it’s a good way of hearing some of Chris Barrie’s performance without paying for the game. I’d still recommend shelling out the $6 if you’ve got it.

    #91983
    TheLeen
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    I played it. But when I played Simon the Sorcerer in the middle of the nineties, I didn’t know about Red Dwarf.

    And in fact, my sister is playing it again RIGHT NOW. She told me on the phone the other day. My immediate reaction was, “Did you take the dwarf’s beard yet??!”, the answer to which was yes. My second reaction was, “Make him say something for me.”

    #91994
    Tarka Dal
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    Only person my bottom.

    Seen it, played it. Good fun. When I was 13 or 14 I thought the Woodworm arguement was comedy gold.

    #91996
    p2p_productions
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    http://scummvm.org/

    This little beauty plays all kinds of point and click titles, provided you own a copy of the original game. STS even has a remixed MIDI soundtrack available for download!

    BTW – Another great title: Beneath a Steel Sky – very Blade Runner, for all you Deckard fans out there. The game is now legit shareware – you can download it on the site, too.

    #91997
    si
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    I thought this thread was about me, dammit.

    #92017
    Tarka Dal
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    Wouldn’t that be Simon the chap who has been in hospital recently, allegedly?

    #92037
    si
    Participant

    So I’ve heard.

    #92041
    Dave
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    >Wouldn?t that be Simon the chap who has been in hospital recently, allegedly?

    It’s a cautionary tale about dwarf beard theft

    #92093
    Ben Paddon
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    Started re-playing Simon 3D last night. Looks shit, controls like shit, but it’s funnier than I remembered. I may be willing to see it through to the end.

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