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App description: "DEFINITELY amongst the 10 BEST adventure games of ALL TIME" - ACG (Adventure Classic Gaming)
An instant classic. You wont regret playing it. Adventure Gamers

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.
After escaping a "welcoming party", Simon discovers that he has been brought on a quest to rescue the wizard Calypso from the evil sorcerer Sordid.

In the last 25 years, the 'Simon the Sorcerer' game series has made millions of players fall in love with Simon.
Now you can relive the renowned original adventure in a whole new way!

'Simon The Sorcerer: 25th Anniversary Edition' features:

- Totally new, much praised, game play controls that were built from the ground up for touch-screens.
* Hotspot based - no more pixel hunting!
* All-new slick icons and animations.
* For more details, please see our tutorial video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFp03nw_yyA&hd=1

- Completely new game menus and save/load system

- Three Music options: New stereo recording and the Original music in MT-32 or Adlib

- High-end graphics upscaling (xBRZ filter) for high-resolution displays

- Optional retro settings: play with original graphics, original music and even the original controls (mouse pointer)

- Multiple languages (ALL included without additional payment):
English voice acting, with the option for adding subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Hebrew
German voice acting or subtitles-only

- GREAT PURCHASE! The best and most affordable way to experience this timeless classic

The 25th Anniversary Edition produced and developed by MojoTouch © 2008-2018 all rights reserved.
Licensed from Adventure Soft - the original Simon the Sorcerer game developer.
Uses ScummVM which is protected under GNU-GPL v2. For more information please visit http://mojo-touch.com/gpl

PROBLEM SAVING ? You can also try and save manually by doing the action 'Use' on 'Postcard' in your inventory.
04-03-2018, 03:57 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 800
This game has pre-order discounts, but most users did not know.

Nonetheless, congratulations on the 25th anniversary of this game.



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There are more things in heaven and earth.

04-04-2018, 02:22 PM
#3
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Newcastle England
Posts: 888
Wow 25th anniversary jeez I remember playing this when sit first came out. Loved it back then. Just bought and downloading now. Letís see if itís still as fun to play now.

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04-04-2018, 02:32 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,289
Yeah amazing how fast the time has gone ! Bought it earlier and had a quick go. Classic old skool adventure
04-04-2018, 11:42 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 317
I'm assuming the IP rights have changed hands as I owned this for iOS already. Can anyone comment if there have been any additional improvements to the port or is this the same port that was already released previously?

Update, watched the AppStore videos and there appears to be a change in art style. They have essentially blurred out all the beautiful pixels of the original to try and create an HD feel for the game, but all I can think of is "I hope to gawd they have an option to turn off the smudgy filter"!

Really hope there is an option to default to original art and that the interface is better tuned for mobile this time around!

Otherwise, this game is one of the all time great adventures and I may take the plunge despite my massive multi-platform backlog issue just to find out 😬

Last edited by Gurney Halleck; 04-04-2018 at 11:52 PM.
04-05-2018, 12:13 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 822
The old one was a fantastic game but this .. is weird. They have added a filter and it looks worse than the original. This is not an HD remake but a downgrade! Can anyone confirm if you can disable this filter?
04-05-2018, 02:24 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 19
Yes in options you can select original graphics

- A stunning new HD graphic mode that upscales the game beautifully to high-resolutions
Optional retro settings: play with original graphics, original music and even the original controls (mouse pointer)
04-05-2018, 05:08 AM
#8
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Newcastle England
Posts: 888
Yes there is options to change the graphics in game between original, medium and high.
Also different music options from the original upto Newley recorded stuff.
The new touch controls are really good too as itís been tweaked so the hit zones are slightly bigger for tapping on things.
Iíve played this on multiple formats since it was first released and this version is the same game as always.
Unless your a big fan like myself and own it already thereís probably not any reason to pick it up again but for me Iíd say itís worth the £4 to play it through again with new controls/graphics and sound options.

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04-05-2018, 05:08 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 317
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreatWizard View Post
Yes in options you can select original graphics

- A stunning new HD graphic mode that upscales the game beautifully to high-resolutions
Optional retro settings: play with original graphics, original music and even the original controls (mouse pointer)
Personally, I'm not feeling the "upscale" as it really blurs everything to the extreme. Adding a filter like this is not "HD" by any means and in this case looks to be almost unplayably blurry.

I am relieved; however, that it has an option for the original controls and pixels.

Also, I am concerned that if I buy this it may not long be on the AppStore as I wouldn't want to buy this again, just to have it pulled or lose support before I get to play it all the way through. What kind of commitment to support is there for this?

Last edited by Gurney Halleck; 04-05-2018 at 05:12 AM.
04-05-2018, 05:11 AM
#10
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Newcastle England
Posts: 888
Iím pkaying on iPhone 7 and it doesnít look like a blurry filter for me. The high graphics option looks pretty nice. Itís good that you have the option of both tho.
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