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Sorcery and Sorcery+ - GameHammer
« on: 03:49, 18 August 16 »
This was a childhood favourite of mine, so I thought it was only right to give it a thorough going-over on GameHammer.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbHng0MkOGw[/youtube]


As you might expect, the CPC version comes out on top. ;)

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Re: Sorcery and Sorcery+ - GameHammer
« Reply #1 on: 04:25, 18 August 16 »
Wow , I had never seen the Spectrums version of Sorcery . And tbh I am not surprised this version has been kept hidden away . Wow they really took the  Micky with this version . It is quite pathetic It is as if they produced the Game in an Effort to make the Amstrad look a Top Games machine in comparison to the Speccy  . I would love to know if this game was done with this intention (Alan sugar , paying 'The Gang of Five' a tidy sum for shenanigans  ;D .
Could be wrong , could be over thinking it a bit
« Last Edit: 12:28, 18 August 16 by Puresox »

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Re: Sorcery and Sorcery+ - GameHammer
« Reply #2 on: 10:23, 18 August 16 »
Heheh indeed, I was playing the video here at work and had to switch tabs - when I came back to it for a moment I wondered what game Zoe was covering :D


Great vid, @Zoe Robinson !

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Re: Sorcery and Sorcery+ - GameHammer
« Reply #3 on: 11:33, 18 August 16 »
Thanks guys, really glad you liked it. :)

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Re: Sorcery and Sorcery+ - GameHammer
« Reply #4 on: 12:14, 18 August 16 »
Wasn't there a later Amiga version of sorcery+ how did that compare to the cpc6128 version?
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Re: Sorcery and Sorcery+ - GameHammer
« Reply #5 on: 12:36, 18 August 16 »
Doesn't lookg too good for an Amiga:


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMIyQC-D34g[/youtube]


(filtering sucks, but it was the only vid I found).

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Re: Sorcery and Sorcery+ - GameHammer
« Reply #6 on: 12:45, 18 August 16 »
The title image is nice - it looks a lot like the Sorcery+ disk cover - but where's the music? My goodness, this is an obviously cheap port. :(

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Re: Sorcery and Sorcery+ - GameHammer
« Reply #7 on: 13:31, 18 August 16 »
This was one of my all time faves on the CPC 464.  I never managed to complete it but was definitely a game you came back to again and again.  My only gripe with the game was how game over ruined your hard work after accidently getting too close to the water.

I later got hold of a copy of the Apprentice by Mastertronic.  :)



Um, yes...Sorcery on a budget...On some screens you could actually move the Apprentice up into the Mode 1 section of the screen.  Now that was real magic :)
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Re: Sorcery and Sorcery+ - GameHammer
« Reply #8 on: 14:14, 18 August 16 »
I only played Sorcery/+ a looong time afterwards, but I did have Apprentice, and loved it... was I nuts?

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Re: Sorcery and Sorcery+ - GameHammer
« Reply #9 on: 10:56, 19 August 16 »
Sorcery was first released on the Spectrum and C64. Later for the Amstrad CPC and a lot later for the Amiga. An early game that showed a lot of promise of what games on the Amstrad was going to be like. Sadly very few games got this kind resources put into it, just think if this could have been the typical CPC conversion!

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Re: Sorcery and Sorcery+ - GameHammer
« Reply #10 on: 16:03, 19 August 16 »
its very different game on c64 and speccy. very short