In “Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, you play the part of an old man who is blessed with the King’s magic powers. The reason for this is that the King wants you to free the land from the forces of darkness.
You enter the first castle in the land, and to destroy the dark power that lies within, you must locate the power crystal. Once found, this large gem, which is the source of evil power, must must be destroyed.
As you explore numerous castles, you encounter all manner of hostile creatures, most of which you get points for destroying. For example, you have to shoot zombies, as some of them carry precious crystals. To begin with, you must terminate each zombie carrying a crystal ball, and then collect the ball before it smashes to the ground. Once the crystal balls have been stored in your pouch, you must then throw them at the blue crystal. They shatter on impact and once all have gone, you are mysteriously transported to the next level.
When you start the game, you are given three magic potions. These phials of smoking liquid have a strange power – they allow you to change into an invincible insect. This is handy, but the effect is only limited. Also, with every ten points that you earn, you are awarded with an extra life.