Dragonsphere

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Dragonsphere
Dragonsphere cover.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s)MicroProse
Publisher(s)MicroProse
Platform(s)MS-DOS
Release date(s)1994
Genre(s)Adventure game
Mode(s)Single-player
 
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Dragonsphere
Dragonsphere cover.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s)MicroProse
Publisher(s)MicroProse
Platform(s)MS-DOS
Release date(s)1994
Genre(s)Adventure game
Mode(s)Single-player

Dragonsphere is a "point-and-click" graphic adventure game developed and published by MicroProse in 1994. At the time it had very good graphics and was considered a novelty, and it is still a cult classic for many.[1]

The game was the third graphical adventure game developed by MicroProse, following Rex Nebular and Return of the Phantom. It was designed by Douglas Kaufman[2] and developed using the MicroProse Adventure Development system with 256-color graphics.

In 2011 Good Old Games released the game for free.[3]

Plot[edit]

The story, taking place in a fantasy world, revolves around a magical sphere where the evil sorcerer, Sanwe, was trapped by the late King of Gran Callahach 20 years ago and he is about to break free.[4]

The newly crowned king Callash goes on a quest to stop the wizard before he regains his powers. However, when he faces Sanwe he discovers that he is not the real King but a shapechanger named Pid Shuffle. It is revealed that the Queen Mother concocted the scheme to get rid of Callash and put his evil brother MacMorn on the throne, persuading the Court Wizard to aid her under the false pretense of saving Callash from mortal danger. It falls to Pid to rescue the rightful King and defeat MacMorn.

Characters[edit]

Music[edit]

The soundtrack was composed by Michael Bross.[5]</ref>

Reception[edit]

Finland's Pelit gave the game 92 out of 100 and summarized that Dragonsphere is "a really enjoyable and atmospheric adventure which holds the player's attention until the end."[6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, John (2011-05-05). "Good Old Games Has Dragonsphere For Free". Rock Paper Shotgun. 
  2. ^ "Dragonsphere". ABware. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  3. ^ "New release: Dragonsphere - for FREE!". Good Old Games. 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Dragonsphere review". AdventureGamers.com. 2013-05-24. 
  5. ^ "Michael Bross Interview: Recollections of an Industry Veteran (May 2007)". Game-Ost. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  6. ^ Salminen, Tapio (April 1994). "Dragonsphere". Pelit. 20-21. ISSN 1235-1199.