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Encyclopedia > Discworld 2
Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?
Discworld II's box art
Developer(s) Perfect Entertainment
Publisher(s) Psygnosis
Designer(s) Gregg Barnett
Engine TINSEL
Release date(s) 1996
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: Teen (13+)
Platform(s) DOS 6.0, Windows 9x, PlayStation, Saturn
Media CD (2)
System requirements 486DX4/66MHz CPU, 8MB RAM (DOS), 16MB RAM (Win9x) 5MB HDD space, 256 colour SVGA display, Single-hemisphere electro-colloidal brain with cognitive functions [sic]

Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!? (Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! in North America) is the second graphic adventure game based on Terry Pratchett's series of fantasy novels set on the mythical Discworld. The game was developed by Perfect Entertainment and published by Psygnosis in 1996 on two CD-ROMs. It features hand-drawn environments and animations, full voice acting and a simple interface. A promotional Discworld themed postcard featuring the second Discworld games cover art. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... Video game publishers are companies that publish video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a video game developer. ... The cover artwork of most Psygnosis games was by psychedelic artist Roger Dean. ... A game designer is a person who designs games. ... A game engine is the core software component of a computer or video game or other interactive application with real-time graphics. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Computer and video games are generally and popularly categorised into genres. ... Adventure is a genre of video game typified by exploration, puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters, and a focus on narrative rather than reflex-based challenges. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games and other entertainment software in the United States and Canada (officially adopted by individual provinces 2004-2005). ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Windows 9x is a term used to describe the DOS-based operating systems Windows 95 and Windows 98, similar versions of Microsoft Windows which were produced in the 1990s. ... For other versions of PlayStation, please see PlayStation (disambiguation) The PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... The Sega Saturn ) is a 32-bit video game console, first released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, April 27, 1995 in North America and July 8, 1995 in Europe. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... The Intel DX4 is a clock-tripled 80486 microprocessor chip. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... CPU redirects here. ... A megabyte is a unit of information or computer storage equal to approximately one million bytes. ... Random-access memory (usually known by its acronym, RAM) is a type of data store used in computers that allows the stored data to be accessed in any order — that is, at random, not just in sequence. ... Typical hard drives of the mid-1990s. ... Super Video Graphics Array, almost always abbreviated to Super VGA or just SVGA is a broad term that covers a wide range of computer display standards. ... Sic is a Latin word meaning thus or so. In writing, it is italicized and placed within square brackets — [sic] — to indicate that an incorrect or unusual spelling, phrase, or other preceding quoted material is a verbatim reproduction of the quoted original and is not a transcription error. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Adventure is a genre of video game typified by exploration, puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters, and a focus on narrative rather than reflex-based challenges. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... haha For other meanings see Fantasy (disambiguation) Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... The Great ATuin as portrayed in The Art of Discworld by Paul Kidby The Discworld is the setting for all of Terry Pratchetts Discworld fantasy novels. ... The cover artwork of most Psygnosis games was by psychedelic artist Roger Dean. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ...


In Discworld II the player controls Rincewind the Wizzard (voiced by Eric Idle, as in the previous game) who has been burdened with the task of coercing Death out of his impromptu retirement and back into his regular duties. The plot borrows from a number of Discworld books, most notably Reaper Man, Moving Pictures, Lords and Ladies, and The Last Continent. Rincewind is a fictional character appearing in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett, several of which feature him as the central character. ... The wizards are major characters in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Eric Idle (born March 29, 1943) is an English comedian, actor, author and writer of comedic songs. ... Death is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Diskworld, spelled with a k, was a disk magazine for the Apple Macintosh, later renamed Softdisk for Mac. ... Reaper Man is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Moving Pictures is the name of a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1990. ... Lords and Ladies is the fourteenth Discworld book by Terry Pratchett. ... The Last Continent is the twenty-second Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1998, that parodies Australian people and culture, as well as the famous Crocodile Dundee and Mad Max movies, as well as the popular Australian song Waltzing Matilda Synopsis Spoiler warning: After being dumped onto the...

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Plot

It all begins in a quiet Ankh-Morpork street, where Rincewind and The Librarian inexplicably fail to die from a nearby cart-bomb explosion. The odd event is not shared by them alone however: occurrences of the newly dead re-awakening and disturbing the populace are being reported all over the city, prompting the archchancellor of Unseen University to halt his usual activities of feasting and merrymaking, and to take charge of the situation. Much to Rincewind's despair, the entirety of this process involved appointing him to the task of finding and convincing Death to resume his work. Ankh-Morpork is a fictional city-state which prominently features in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels. ... The Librarian of Unseen University is one of the most popular characters in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels. ... // History (Latin Archicancellarius) Effective An archichancellor is the highest chancellor of a major chancery See also Grand chancellor Honorary In the Holy Roman empire, the style Erzkanzler (literally archchancellor) was one of the Erzamter awarded as high profile sinecures to the Prince-Electors, and the only one with multiple incidence... Unseen University (UU) is a school of wizardry in the fictional Discworld city of Ankh-Morpork, staffed by a faculty composed of mostly insane and inane old wizards. ...


Easter eggs

Time Travelling Rincewind

  1. For this easter egg the player must be in Act II.
  2. After asking Granny Weatherwax about elves the Stone Circle will appear on the Discworld map.
  3. The Stone Circle must be entered five times -without- skipping the entrance animation. (The exit animations can be skipped.)
  4. The fifth time Rincewind enters the Stone Circle he will appear in his bedroom, circa the previous game, where he will meet and converse with his younger self.

Note: There are four different conversations they can have. To see the others, step 4 must be repeated. Discworld is a graphic adventure game developed by Teeny Weeny Games and Perfect 10 Productions in mid-1995. ...


Weird Rincewind

Using the special effects imp on Rincewind in Act II will make him spin around crazily.


Voice cast

A number of changes were made to the voice cast since the previous Discworld game. While Eric Idle reprised his role as Rincewind, Tony Robinson did not return, and John Pertwee passed away before production could begin. Rob Brydon and Kate Robbins did return, however, and Young Ones actor Nigel Planer was added to the cast. The Death of Rats is voiced by "Katharine the crocodile", and Rob Brydon seemingly provided the new voices for Dibbler, Windle Poons, the Patrician, Chuckie and the Fool. Tony Robinson as Baldrick in Blackadder. ... John Devon Roland Pertwee (July 7, 1919–May 20, 1996), better known as Jon Pertwee, was a British actor. ... Rob Brydon (born Robert Jones, May 3, 1965, Swansea) is a Welsh actor and comedian most famous for his role as Keith Barret in the BBC comedy Marion and Geoff and The Keith Barret Show. ... Kate Robbins is a Liverpudlian actress and impressionist. ... The Young Ones may refer to: The Young Ones (TV series), a 1980s British sitcom about four students living together The Young Ones (film), a film starring Cliff Richard The Young Ones (song), sung by Cliff Richard This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same... Nigel Planer (born February 22, 1955) is a British actor, novelist and playwright. ... This article details minor Discworld characters; characters from the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett who only appear in the background, or who have only had a brief starring role. ... Rob Brydon (born Robert Jones, May 3, 1965, Swansea) is a Welsh actor and comedian most famous for his role as Keith Barret in the BBC comedy Marion and Geoff and The Keith Barret Show. ... Cut Me Own Throat (C.M.O.T) Dibbler is one of the numerous bit part characters that enrich the world of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... This article contains brief biographies for characters from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Lord Havelock Vetinari is the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, the head of the fictional city state of Ankh-Morpork in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ...


External link

  • The Discworld Game Pages
  • Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!? review (U.S. version)

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