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Wizard of Wor

Atari 2600 - 1982

Also available on: Atari 8-bit - Commodore 64

Alt names ウィザード・オブ・ウォー, Le Magicien de Wor, The Incredible Wizard, Wizard
Year 1982
Platform Atari 2600
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Fantasy, Medieval, Shooter
Publisher CBS Toys
Developer Dave Nutting Associates, Inc.
Perspectives Top-Down, Fixed / Flip-screen
4.59 / 5 - 22 votes

Description of Wizard of Wor

Wizard of Wor (aka ウィザード・オブ・ウォー, Le Magicien de Wor, The Incredible Wizard), a really nice action game sold in 1982 for Atari 2600, is available and ready to be played again! Also available on Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64, time to play an arcade, fantasy, shooter and medieval video game title.

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Comments and reviews

MYMOON 2020-03-28 0 point Commodore 64 version

Forget about the MAX version. The regular version is great fun with a friend (or even alone)

Mi 2019-12-27 0 point Commodore 64 version

This is the wrong version :( Not the one I remember, and definitely inferior.


Version 2019-08-15 0 point Commodore 64 version

There were 3 versions of the game published by Commodore, all in CRT format, before they were cracked and available on tape/disk.

v.01 was released in 1982 in CRT format, and was available initially for the Commodore UltiMAX machine (the pre-cursor to the C64). However, it also works on a C64. It is denoted by a white startup screen, a "(C) 1982 BY COMMODORE LTD" line that is above a "(C) 1981 BALLY/MIDWAY" line. It is 32 blocks (8K) in size.

v.02 was also released, later in 1982, on CRT also for the MAX, and also works on a regular C64. It also has a white startup screen, but a different by-line. A single line that states "(C) 1982 COMMODORE ELECTRONICS LTD. V02". The starting dungeon when playing is different from the previous v.01 version. It is also 32 blocks (8K) in size.

Version 3, the "regular" version, was released in 1983 in CRT format as well. Some versions work on the MAX, others only on the C64. It has the standard black startup screen, and the by-line says "(C) 1980 MIDWAY MFG CO." with "(C) 1983 COMMODORE" underneath. This version has better graphics than the previous two, better music, and the dungeon matches the official arcade game. It is a larger 65 blocks (16K) in size, double the previous.

Mr Vampire 2019-02-17 0 point Commodore 64 version

One of the first handful of games I got on the C64. (Data cassette of course!)

okfjb 2017-08-25 3 points Commodore 64 version

THIS is my all time favourite C64 game. My highest score is (only) 211,000, but that's not bad for a granny like me. I still play it at times via an emulator :-)

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Commodore 64 Version

Wizard of Wor is an excellent remake of Midway's hit arcade game of the same name.

The idea: one or two players move around a variety of line-drawn mazes shooting the creatures that wander within. Eliminating all of the monsters will advance the players to the next level. Creatures called Worluks and the Wizard Of Wor himself will occasionally appear and these can be shot for bonus points.

The game has a variety of mazes and is played from a bird's eye view perspective similar to Pac-Man. One of the most fun elements of Wizard of Wor is the backstabbing nature of the 2-player mode (insert Machiavellian chuckle here): although both players work together to clear the mazes, you score points for killing your partner. Another thing that makes the game fun is the many bonus point situations and gameplay variety. For example, if you can shoot the Worluk before it escapes, the next maze will be scored at double points.

Although the mazes change from level to level, the monsters remain the same types: blue, wolf-like Burwors are common in the first few levels, while the tough yellow Garwors and red Thorwors roam later mazes. These two monsters can turn invisible, forcing you to keep one eye on the radar at the bottom of the screen to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

This PC remake does Midway's original justice, with smooth graphics and the same addictive gameplay. There are new graphics that aren't present in the original, as well as a neat doorway system and many more devious mazes. If you enjoy a good arcade game, you definitely must play this faithful remake. Two thumbs up, way up!

Review By HOTUD

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