Apprentice

Genre(s): Adventure/Point and Click

Adventure Lantern Rating: 75 (out of 100)

Obsolete Gamer Rating (same review as above with more support visuals): 7.5 (out of 10)

Price: Free

Link(s): http://www.herculeaneffort.com/index.php?page=apprentice1.
This link is for the “Apprentice Deluxe” version which allows the characters to speak.

OR

http://www.acid-play.com/download/apprentice. This link is for the non-speaking version.

Description:

Apprentice is a FREE point and click adventure game in the old Lucas Arts animation style. This game is right up there with the such games as Day of the Tentacle and Sam & Max Hit the Road.You play the unlikely hero Mortimer “Pib” Pibsworth, an apprentice to a great wizard. Most days involve sweeping floors for the Master or collecting spell components, but today is different. Pib is going to cast his first spell.

The game details the story of Pib preparing for the spell. The gameplay consists of humorous multiple choice dialogues and inventory based puzzles. It seems to have the perfect blend of humor, puzzles, gameplay and graphics.

The graphics and background textures are cartoonish and fun. A lot of time has been put into the artwork of this game.
Although not a particularly long adventure game, Apprentice hits all the right buttons with amazing accuracy, making this one of the hottest Adventure Game Studio games out there.

The first version of Apprentice was released on July 10, 2003. The first bug fix version, which also added a bonus puzzle to the game, was released on the 28th. Two years later, on May 29, 2005, the developer released a ‘Deluxe’ version of the game, which improved animations and music and added voice overs to the game. This Deluxe version is also now available for free. See link above to download.

The Apprentice series is actually a trilogy. The second part Apprentice II: The Knight’s Move was released in 2004. The release date of the last part, Apprentice III: Checkmate! is still unknown.

Publisher: Herculean Effort Productions

Developer: Herculean Effort Productions

Release Date: July 10, 2003

Players: Single Player

ERSB: N/A

Sample Gameplay Video(s):

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