You’d think this aged white whiskered hero past adventuring, but the Merlin lookalike wizard is up to his pointed hat in trouble, having got himself stuck in 100 meanie-filled rooms with no hope of escape... or has he?
Yes he has, if only he can find his familiar (magical speak for general dogsbody), a little spherical chappie trapped somewhere in the room. The wiz must leap and bound around the room collecting magical bonus items in order to be able to perform his favourite party pieces. Being a magical chap he can create stone blocks to aid his perambulations. And by collecting bonus objects he can destroy the nasty denizens, teleport himself and do other pretty amazing things.
He must not forget to rescue the sphere if he wants to find his way to the next room where he has to go through the whole thing again. The concept is a simple one, and as is very often the case, the simpler the idea the better the game. It’s easy to collect the bonuses and rescue the sphere, at least on the first couple of levels. But the denizens become more and more bloodthirsty, making it increasingly difficult to reach your pal. Spherical is a great romp through lots of dank rooms filled with nasty creatures: buy it now.
MARK — 89%