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Hi-Res Adventure #2: The Wizard and the Princess

DOS - 1982

Also available on: Apple II - Atari 8-bit - Commodore 64 - FM-7 - PC-88

Alt names ウィザード アンド プリンセス, Adventure in Serenia, Hi-Res Adventure #2: Wizard and the Princess, The Wizard and the Princess, Wizard and the Princess
Year 1982
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1982)
United States (1984)
Genre Adventure
Theme Fantasy, Interactive Fiction
Publisher International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Developer On-Line Systems, Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Perspectives Text-based / Spreadsheet, Fixed / Flip-screen
4.09 / 5 - 32 votes

Description of Hi-Res Adventure #2: The Wizard and the Princess

Matthew Murray said it all in his review of this terrible PC version of Sierra's (then On-Line Systems) Wizard And The Princess. I'm quoting it verbatim here as a proof that I'm not alone in the minority opinion that Roberta Williams was, and is, NOT the best adventure game designer ;)

"[This] was the second game released by Roberta Williams in the same year as Mystery House, (1980). Unlike Mystery House, Wizard And The Princess introduced color to the game. Very basic color, but color, none the less, which made the game all the more interesting. It was released again in 1982, for IBM (as Adventures in Serenia - Underdogs).

The plot? An evil wizard, Harlin the Malevolent captured the fair Princess Priscilla and put up magical barriers to prevent the Wanderer from being able to save her. However, the Wanderer, being very resourceful, managed to overcome the evil Wizard and save the Princess, but the Wizard was vengeful, and plotted to change history so the Wanderer didn't save the Princess. He challenges you to try and save her, with the new barriers intact. Using your wit, skill and with a little luck, you beat the wizard again and saved the beautiful Princess.

One of Sierra's earliest graphics games, Wizard and the Princess was a ridiculous little game with a threadbare plot that suggested what their games would eventually become (the game even took place in the land of Serenia, which was the name of the major country in King's Quest V). It had some cute graphics for the time, but mainly relied on very simple situations and cliches for their puzzles. If you can find it, play it for the novelty value, but it should not be considered playable for any other reason in this day and age."

There you go. Now play it to see for yourself how much better Infocom's games were in 1985 :)

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

bigbif-k 127 2024-05-29 1 point

it made me cry ..
the art is so touching on the screen.
it is the vibe of old .
it has that beautiful touch of mouse drawn
i have secretly printed one of the screenshots
and they are in a painting crest above my bed.
i look at it every night and it makes me fall
asleep very comfortably.
i will never forget this game.

r2d3 2024-05-24 1 point

NO you rikki ! -(

rikki 2024-05-24 -1 point

that tree my o my what a good drawing.
who let their toddler paint the drawings in
their video game meant for sale in the 80s ?

superme 2024-05-20 0 point

dear people o dear what an immersive
display of computer art is that
they have really nailed it

Tlca 2024-05-11 0 point

lol tah lion hehe

Who? 2024-05-06 1 point

Hi-Res :D xD

DOS? 2022-03-06 -2 points PC-88 version

PC-88 download is not working.

old Sierra player 2020-07-21 0 point

This freezes in the inventory or just random places. Sad because I really want to give it a proper play through :(

fomo 2020-04-10 -1 point

hehe the graphics look like they have been frawn by a 5 year old :D

Leo 2019-07-24 1 point

My video card doesn't have enough memory for these graphics.

Spike 2019-03-05 -1 point DOS version

Here are the controls. I got them off of the sierrahelp website.

F1 toggles graphics on and off.
F2 toggles colors of graphics.
F3 saves game.
F4 restores game.
F5 calls inventory.
F6 types look room.
"N", "E", "S" and "W" navigates one screen up, right, down and left, respectively (works for Apple][ version, too).

Anonomous 2017-09-12 -1 point

This game wasn't in big... the game in big was just random graphics made for the movie, and not an actual game.

Aram 2016-10-18 1 point

This was a classic game which is still fun to play today!

scrolllock 2016-01-05 -1 point

scroll lock scrolls the text.

Rhys The Beast 2015-09-30 0 point

I saw this game on the film 'Big' with Tom Hanks and I really wanted to play it. The reason for this is because you can type whatever you want and it happens!!!

Anonymous 2015-01-18 -2 points DOS version

It seems when I use commands like 'inventory' or do something that makes the text fill four lines, I get stuck and I can't enter commands anymore. I've only been able to start moving again a few times and that was just by mashing keys. Does anyone know how I can get around this? I'd really like to be able to play through this game.

Billy 2014-05-19 0 point DOS version

This game was created by Roberta Williams of Sierra On-Line fame who wrote the King's Quest series. This is an absolute must if you love adventure games. It's tough as heck and long as well.

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