Simon, a newbie little magician, receives a letter from his mate, Calypso, a Grand High Wizard of Fleur Deli. Calypso selected Simon from hundreds others to rescue him from the hands of the evil wizard Sordid! Gameplay here is fairly simple to master. The screen comprises of the main graphics window and a command list. You just point and click in the graphics window to move Simon to any possible direction, while you click on any of the available commands (via icons) at the command list window to activate certain activities and interact with objects or other characters. As said, a typical point-and-click adventure of its era!
One of the special features of that adventure game is that, is the auto-mapper, so you don't have to waste valuable time, pencil lead and elbow grease on drawing on rough papers! It may sounds awkward, but back to the early 90s, not all of the adventure games supported mapping. So you can easily access certain locations that already visited at once!
You will face several puzzles to solve as well as trolls and dragons to fight with! Your job is hard, but finally you'll become a great magician and save the master!
The only bad thing I've found is that, the game suffers from (time-consuming) disk loading as it comes in...9 disks in all 16bit home computers! But if you owned an Amiga 1200, PC the game could be easily installed on hard disk.
The graphics are awesome on the Amiga OCS version (A500 etc) as in all other 16bit releases. The locations are some of the most visually attractive we've seen on home computers (for its time!). All screens are so stylish, that provide the feel of a real fairy tale story! The Amiga OCS version sports 32 colors on screen and compared i.e. to the more advanced Amiga 1200 (the AGA version) and its other counterparts (Acorn Archimedes and PC), the graphics here look great. Although the AGA version has the obvious advantage of having extra colors (256 on screen), still the Amiga OCS version looks quite similar, so no one would complain for the graphics quality here!
Sound is great too, having a nice (but recurrent) tune throughout the game, while there are there are several small tunes playing, depending on what you encounter at that moment.