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Spellcasting 101 - Sorcerers Get All The Girls

by Steve Meretzky

Episode 1 of Spellcasting
Fantasy / Humor / Magic / Collegiate
1990

(based on 22 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

From MobyGames:

Spellcasting 101 is the first in a series of risque adventures from the mind of Steve Meretzky of Leather Goddesses of Phobos fame.

This textual liaison pits you as Ernie Eaglebeak, a student at Sorcerer University who finds himself caught in a possible Doomsday situation. Seduce the women and have fun along the way. There are many women with little clothing, although no actual nudity. The game is loaded with college type jokes (eg: Join the famous Tappa Kegga Bru or I Phelta Thi).

The game play was a development of the parser based text adventure typical of the Infocom games but included graphic images that changed as the puzzles were solved and the game progressed.

Game Details

Language: English (en-US)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Commercial
IFID: MZ-18719B2482B4F1D53550F792EAA07DBD
TUID: zqqa37wbegl3525l

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You'll have a good laugh as you travel, too, for there's a lot of humour in the game, as you'd expect from Steve Meretzky. All of the characters have great surnames, my favourite being Professor Peelerofsmallfigs. There are some interesting and unusual places to visit too, including the Restaurant at the End of the Ocean and an island of Amazons. As there are two modes, naughty and nice, in which you can play the game, you can expect some, ahem, energetic activities to go on at this part of the game which is renamed the Island of Horny Women in the naughty version - shades of Leather Goddesses. I liked the way the program responded with "Oh goody!" when you went back into nice mode. (Well, I had to check it out...)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Legend Entertainment's first game and a decent launch title. , May 10, 2019
by deathbytroggles (Minneapolis, MN)
When Infocom disbanded, Steve Meretzky was hired by up-and-coming Legend Entertainment to continue text adventures and compete with Sierra in the adventure game industry. While Legend’s first offering wasn’t entirely polished, and did not have very good sound support, Meretzky certainly did his job to jump start the company and this series.

Legend did their best to try and appeal to all types of adventurers with their new engine. The game has dozens of still graphics, which can be turned on or off. You can also have different status screens available, such as a map, or nothing at all as if you were playing an old text adventure. That said, the graphics are grainy in this offering, and many of the status screens are either unnecessary or clunky.

But where Spellcasting shines is the wit and design of its author. Resembling one of his older offerings, Leather Goddesses of Phobos, you have the option of playing in naughty or nice mode. There is no nudity, but the sexual undertones and jokes certainly crank up under ‘naughty.’

You play Ernie Eaglebeak, an aspiring magician who has escaped your abusive home to attend Sorcerer University. And to get all the girls! The game is fairly linear, though there are many time-limited puzzles, albeit easy ones. A majority of the puzzles therein revolve around wordplay (a la Nord & Bert), a major attraction for myself.

Overall, this is an average offering from a company that wound up releasing many excellent games during the 90’s. If you are a fan of Steve Meretzky or language puzzles, or just want to see where Legend started, you’ll probably like this game.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Now available at Gog.com, May 2, 2018
by DonaldJohnson (Seguin, TX)
Now available at Gog.com

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