I have been playing this game for ages now. It got bought back to my attention when the lovely Andrew said ‘I remember this real old game called Wizard Warz, it was really cool’. So I went to my collection, grabbed a copy and he didn’t see me for a few days! What can I say, it’s a great old game! I have been quite involved in the RPG’s of late, and this has to be one of my favorites at the moment.
When you start off in Wizard Warz, you first specify your options for your wizard. You can even chose which sex you want to be! Use the ‘tab’ key to flick through the spellbook and chose four spells. Hit ‘E’ and the game begins.
The screen is split up into three sections. On the left at the top is your spellbook, the left middle is a dazzling picture of you, and the left bottom is your health indicators etc. When you come up against an opponent the exact same information appears for them, but on the right. In the middle however is a circle containing the map. This is quite similar to the mapping for old games like Civilization, you have land and water, and trees etc. This is where you wander around looking for people to battle.
When you do find someone to battle, the middle circle then changes and contains the arena in which the battle takes place. The arena isn’t exactly small, so there is plenty of room to run around in. The whole idea behind the game is two opponents that fight using spells. You have to be strategic in what spells you use, and when you select your spells to start with it’s good to have a strong combination. The good news is you can cash in points for health if you’re running low, this is great, as I didn’t seem to be that great at this game. 😉
PC speakers always make for great sound, this game being no exception, and the graphics aren’t all that bad at all. This game was lucky to not be in classic cyan, magenta and white. 🙂
Definitely have a go at this game, its good fun, and a gem in the 80’s RPG collection.
- Published by: Canvas
- Designed by: Gary Bolton
Size: 63kb (1 mins on 56k dial-up)