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This is the first game in the Simon the Sorcerer series. For other games in the series see the Simon the Sorcerer category.

Box artwork for Simon the Sorcerer.
Box artwork for Simon the Sorcerer.
Simon the Sorcerer
Developer(s)Adventure Soft
Publisher(s)Adventure Soft
Year released1993
System(s)Commodore Amiga, Commodore Amiga CD32, DOS, Windows, Acorn Archimedes, iOS
Followed bySimon the Sorcerer II
SeriesSimon the Sorcerer
Designer(s)Simon Woodroffe
ModesSingle player
Simon the Sorcerer: 20th Anniversary Edition
Year released2013
Simon the Sorceror: 25th Anniversary Edition
Year released2018
System(s)iOS, Windows
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Simon the Sorcerer is an adventure game that was released by Adventure Soft on January 2, 1993 for Amiga and MS-DOS formats. The game includes parodies of various popular books and fairy tales, including Rapunzel, The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Jack and the Beanstalk and the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Simon is voiced in this game by Chris Barrie, known for his roles in Red Dwarf and The Brittas Empire.


The story begins with the protagonist, Simon, as an ordinary teenager. His dog, "Chippy", discovers a chest in the loft of his house containing a spellbook titled "Ye Olde Spellbooke" (which Simon derisively reads as "Ye old-ee spellbook-ee") . Simon throws the book onto the floor in contempt, but a portal opens above it. Chippy goes through the portal and Simon follows.

After entering the portal, Simon finds himself in another world. After escaping from some goblins who intended to eat him, he discovers that he has been brought on a quest to rescue the wizard Calypso from the evil sorcerer Sordid.

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