Simon the Sorcerer

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Simon the Sorcerer
DeveloperAdventure Soft
PublisherAdventure Soft
SystemsAmiga, Android, CD32, DOS, iOS, Linux, macOS, Risc OS, Windows
ReleasedOriginal
Amiga/DOS: 1993
RiscOS: 1994
macOS/Windows: December 9, 2008
Linux: 2014
iOS: August 6, 2009
CD-ROM with Speech
CD32/DOS: 1994
25th Anniversary Edition
Android: August 22, 2013
25th Anniversary Edition
iOS/Windows: April 3, 2018
Added to
museum
Linux/macOS/Windows: July 29, 2012
Windows 25th Anniversary: July 10, 2018

Simon the Sorcerer was a point-and-click adventure game by Adventure Soft. It was the first game in the Simon the Sorcerer series.

Plot

When Simon chases his dog into a spellbook, he ends up in a magical world. Now he has to journey through this magical world, rescue a wizard, and defeat an evil sorcerer.

Versions

The original floppy disk version was released for Amiga and DOS in 1993, and for Risc OS in 1994.

An updated version with speech was released on CD-ROM for CD32 and DOS in 1994. This version was used as the basis for future releases.

It was released with the ScummVM interpreter for macOS and Windows on December 9, 2008.

On August 6, 2009, iPhSoft released Simon the Sorcerer for the iPhone and iPod touch using ScummVM and James Woodcock's enhanced soundtrack. On March 2, 2010, the program was updated with support for the iPad.

On April 3, 2018, the digital version of Simon the Sorcerer on iOS and Windows was replaced with a 25th Anniversary Edition by MojoTouch. It had a custom menu to use alternate sound sources such as MT32 music, or James Woodcock's enhanced soundtrack. It also had an option to have original or high definition graphics, but the latter simply uses one of ScummVM's graphics filters. It disabled the shortcut key to return to the ScummVM menu.