Simon the Sorcerer is a point-and-click adventure games created by Adventure Soft. It was released by Adventure Soft in 1993. The game has a fantasy setting and are often compared with the Monkey Island series in terms of style and humour.
The story begins with Simon, 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. After escaping from some goblins who intended to eat him, he discovers that he has been brought on a quest to rescue the wizard Calypso from the evil sorcerer Sordid.
The game includes parodies of various popular books and fairy tales, including Rapunzel, The Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Jack and the Beanstalk and the Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Simon The Sorcerer is a long series with four installments so far. In the fifth Simon adventure, aliens will threaten the fantasy world. The game is pronounced to be released in February 2009, which is now!
Simon The Sorcerer was developed before the appearance of Harry Potter, and it do have some of the feel of Harry Potter. It is a fantasy adventure game that you should not miss if you like Harry Potter as well.
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