Simon the Sorcerer Review
- The game’s visuals still look retro, but are overall a better image quality.
- The two different control schemes mean you can find one that will suit your control style.
- Great story with lots of quirky humour.
- It can take a while to get used to controls if you are unfamiliar to the genre.
- Single player quest is the only game mode available.
- Some players might not like the point and click adventure gameplay.
If you ever played and loved the original or the Monkey Island games, then you can’t afford to pass up this sleek iPhone port of Simon the Sorcerer.
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Simon the Sorcerer is a port of the 1993 point and click adventure game. You play as Simon, a teenager who is transported into a magical realm by a wizard that has been captured by an evil sorcerer. It is then up to you to save the captured wizard and embark on a long, magical journey.
Players are given two control schemes to choose from, a classic mode and a touch mode. The touch mode incorporates the touch features of the iPhone more, while the classic mode brings up a pointer arrow that players can move by dragging their finger around the screen. All actions can be controlled by tapping the appropriate word seen in the bottom of the page, same as inventory items.
The visuals are true to the original version, but seem a lot smoother and more dynamic. The sound is great, featuring some great voice acting and music tracks. The game is single player only, but the main story itself should take a few hours to get through.
Simon the Sorcerer is a great port of the 1993 original and is exactly as fans remember it, with a few improvements. The different control options are well done and overall the game looks and sounds a lot smoother. If you had the patience to play the original over multiple floppy discs, or just love the retro Monkey Island type adventure games, then do yourself a favour and add Simon the Sorcerer to your collection.
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This version is with English voices and subtitles.
The following versions are also available separately on the AppStore:
German voices without subtitles.
English voices and French subtitles.
English voices and Italian subtitles.
English voices and Spanish subtitles.
English voices and Hebrew subtitles.
The much loved and highly popular adventure game from 1993 returns in this special remastered edition for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Simon the Sorcerer is a graphical point-and-click adventure game.
It received very high ratings and became one of the most popular and loved games of the genre.
It is very similar in style to LucasArts' many popular point-and-click adventures of the 1990s, like Monkey Island.
There are some things that kids just shouldn't have to put up with. Being transported to some weird dimension full of goblins, dwarves, swamplings, stupid wizards and sleeping giants is definitely one of them.
Simon is a teenager transported into a fantasy world as a sorcerer dressed in a cloak and pointy hat. He must use his logic and magical skills to solve puzzles as he progresses through the game.
The story begins with the protagonist, Simon, as an ordinary teenager. His dog, "Chippy", discovers a chest in the loft of his house containing a spellbook titled "Ye Olde Spellbooke". Simon throws the book onto the floor in contempt, but a portal opens above it. Chippy goes through the portal and Simon follows.
After entering the portal, Simon finds himself in another world. He escapes from some goblins who intended to eat him and discovers that he has been brought on a quest to rescue the wizard Calypso from the evil sorcerer Sordid.
When Simon discovers the tuneless bard, the repulsive Rapunzel and a pair of demons with a serious attitude problem, it could prove to be one cliché too far.
With a Nobel Prize for attempted humour and puzzles so fiendish you'll certainly need help from the wise owl, Simon the Sorcerer is guaranteed to provide a distraction from the drudgery of modern life.
"Gorgeously drawn, superbly animated" – PC REVIEW
"Leaves you dazzled, hoarse and tired, but in the end it's all worth it" - PC POWER
"An Answer to the American Adventure" – PC ZONE
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Simon the Sorcerer is a registered trademark of Adventure Soft Publishing.
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What's New in Version 2.4* Game resume (save game) bug fix
* Opening screen freeze bug fix
* Orientation switch bug fix