|Wizard Of Oz, The
||Telarium / Windham Classics
|Telarium's 1985 release, Wizard of Oz, seems to be entirely inspired by the
famous Judy Garland movie and has very little to do with the L. Frank Baum books. At
first, the game suffers severely by following much too closely to the movie (although
it's interesting to try to click your heels as soon as you get the ruby slippers),
but as it progresses and the plot diverges, it becomes more and more enjoyable. Before
you know it, you find yourself in a rather cute adventure. For the most part, in the
Telarium tradition, the puzzles are quite easy but there are a couple head-scratchers.
Always keep in mind what characters are with you as the game doesn't always remind
you, and like in the Infocom text games, >NAME, COMMAND is the proper way to talk to
NPCs. Overall, I'd say this is a fun, easy game that will be especially enjoyable to
young children and Wizard of Oz fans.
Full Demo Disk 1 of 2 only 121kb (@ XTC Abandonware)
Browser-Playable Apple II Version ( @ Virtual Apple)