Simon The Sorcerer celebrates his 20th birthday, reappears on Android
Another PC/Amiga classic, Simon The Sorcerer, has been released on the Android platform. The occasion is 20 years anniversary celebration from the first game that many consider to be one of the best Point and Click adventures ever made for any platform.
The original game was released back in 1993 by “Adventure Soft” for Amiga and PC compatibles running MS-DOS. The very first version of the game came on 3.5″ floppy disks and naturally did not have any digitized speech, so subtitles had to be used throughout the game. It took the original developer full 2 years to polish out the game and re-release it as CD-Rom title, shortly before announcing the second game from the series.
Luckily, the current re-release of Simon The Sorcerer for Android, includes full English and German speech accompanied by optional subtitles in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Hebrew. The developer “MojoTouch” made sure that the game meets today’s standards and optimized the controls for touch interaction, polished the graphics a bit and remastered all the music tracks. You will also get completely new menus and save/load system.
In case you don’t like all the improvements, you can always enable the “Retro Settings” that will offer you the opportunity to play the original game intact, including the old graphics, music and even controls by simulating mouse pointer on your touchscreen. Other than the technical improvements, Simon The Sorcerer for Android is faithful to the original and the storyline remains the same.
If you feel like reviving some good old memories, or create new ones, you can buy the officially licensed version of Simon The Sorcerer remake on the Play Store from the link below. The game requires Android 2.2 or later and will occupy around 350mb when fully installed.