Simon the Sorcerer was a point and click adventure game that made the headlines when it was first launched as a PC game in 1993. Although inspired by the biblical sorcerer of the same name, the game revolves around a teenager and his pet dog who are drawn into a magical portal and transported to a strange land to rescue a wizard from an evil sorcerer called Sordid. Twenty years down the line, developers MojoTouch are bringing back the classic game with some new game experience.
Unlike the older version that was released on the iOS platform almost four years ago, the 20th Anniversary Edition features slick animations, new touch controls, remastered stereo music, and an enhanced HD graphic mode that upscales the original graphics to high-res images. For players who are disappointed that the original pixel art has not been redrawn but rather scaled out, there is an original retro mode for players to experience the game in its original form; with original graphics, music, controls et al. The game also includes new game menus and a save system to resume the game from the last point of play.
Despite a more enhanced version of the game, players can continue to enjoy the features that made the original a joy to play; preposterous puzzles littered with plenty of funny dialogs and parodies of popular fairy tales and books such as Rapunzel, Lord of the Rings, Jack and the Beanstalk and others.
Simon the Sorcerer is available in English and German with English, Spanish, French, Italian and Hebrew subtitles for $4.06.