Game Title:
Hi-Res Adventure #2: The Wizard and the Princess
Release Date: xx-xx-1980
Release Number: 1
Series: Hi-Res Adventures
Previous Game in Series: Hi-Res Adventure #1: Mystery House
Next Game in Series: Hi-Res Adventure #0: Mission: Asteroid

Description:   You must rescue a princess imprisoned by an evil wizard. Classic text and graphics with 2-word parser game. (From Mobygames description)

Alternate Releases:
The Wizard and the Princess (White Folder)
The Wizard and the Princess (Yellow Folder)
Adventure in Serenia (IBM Release)
The Wizard and the Princess (Black Box)

Roberta Williams, who designed Sierra's first game, Mystery House in 1980, felt it was time to write another murder mystery which lived up to the computer capabilities of the late eighties. Mystery House, which was put on public domain in 1988, was the first computer game ever with graphics, but it lacked colors, animation and sound. The Colonel's Bequest was developed, using EGA graphics, Sierra's SCI engine, sound and a music score, as well as featuring a deeper plot and more detailed character descriptions.

The game has a sequel, The Dagger of Amon Ra, which is also the last Laura Bow game. Both games are also included in the 1997 King's Quest Collection and the Roberta Williams Anthology. Although the original release of The Colonel's Bequest can still relatively easily be found on online auctions, a complete original game is considered as a true collector's item, as it contains many goodies which are often missing from second-hand sales, particularly the Laura Bow pen and notebook. The games copyright protection is also quite original: the gamer needs to use a magnifying glass (included in the box) to identify a fingerprint on the game screen.


eric surrarrer 10/19/2012
i love this game the wizard and the princess is a almighty classic