Friday, May 15, 2009

Wor.




Wizard of Wor that is. I first played this 1980 classic at the Skate Place, I remember being jazzed by the synthesized speech...such as it was, as well as having to watch my back around the other player...1,000 points per slain fellow Worrior is nothing to sneeze at.

It took me a couple of games to get into the swing of it and once I was lucky enough to find another player that wouldn't make me squander my quarter we could survive a couple of levels, mainly by staying in a lower corner back to back to blast the oncoming Burwors and Garwors. Of course when the Thorwor or the Worluk showed up...it was everyman or, Worrior as they are called, for him or her self.

The Wizard of Wor wasn't just a shadowy narrator either, he would indeed pop in around the 3rd dungeon level to blast the crap out of the Worriors but I didn't find him near as panic inducing as I did the Thorwor. Thorwor...that should be a heavy metal band name.

5 comments:

Lightbulb Detective Agency said...

classic...I love this game...

Dax said...

Yeah, this was a Skate Place regular for me as well.

I often used to alternate between Wor and Pengo, oddly enough.

Vic Sage said...

I really liked the opening music, kind of creepy and heavy on the synthesizer.

Stewed Hamm said...

Wil Wheaton tells a great story about the first time he saw Wizard of Wor. It's better if you hear him badmouth Jack Thompson first, but still...

Vic Sage said...

Jack Thompson is truly a madman...no doubt about it.