Simon the Sorcerer: German Edition
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This version is with German voices and without subtitles.
The following versions are also available separately on the AppStore:
English voices and English 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 for iOS.
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
Copyright owned by Adventure Soft Publishing.
Simon the Sorcerer is a registered trademark of Adventure Soft Publishing.
iPhoneOS Port and Distribution by iPhSoft.
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Music Enhancement by James Woodcock.
Uses ScummVM which is protected under GNU-GPL v2.
ScummVM Copyright (c) 2001-2009. ScummVM Team, All rights reserved.
You can find the modified ScummVM code files on iPhSoft website.
LucasArts and Monkey Island are registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd.
What's New in Version 2.4
* Game resume (save game) bug fix
* Opening screen freeze bug fix
* Orientation switch bug fix
Good game, buggy app
This is a classic adventure game pretty similar to monkey Island. I've been looking for the German version for a while and I'm glad to have finally found it for a reasonable price.
Unfortunately the game seems to be full of bugs on the iPad. For example when I save the game today it said the date was October 32. Yesterday, on October 30, it said it was October 31. In the game itself hotspots for the commands seem to be misplaced. Every Time I try to click on one, it ends up activating one next to it.
Similarly, the dialogue selection is poor. Instead of just tapping a sentence to select it, which inevitably ends up selecting the wrong sentence, you've got to hold your finger down and slide it until the sentence you want is highlighted, which may or may not be where your finger actually is.
Finally trying to get my character to walk especially offscreen is a real pain. Like with the dialogue thing you have to hold finger down at the edge of the screen until you see some shoes but he doesn't always actually start walking over there.
And of course the same goes for using the action commands with the environment. It often takes two or three tries to actually start a conversation with someone, pick an item up, or use something.
Overall the problem seems to be getting this game to work with the iPad interface. I don't think any of these things would be an issue on the PC version. So while I'm glad it's on the iPad and I'm glad it's in German, it needs a lot of work before it can get a five star rating.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 08, 2011
- Version: 2.4
- Size: 94.6 MB
- Language: German
- Seller: Yinon Yamin
- © Adventure Soft and iPhSoft
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.