Ferazel's Wand in a Nutshell
So what is Ferazel's Wand and why did we decide that a secrets guide was necessary? Ferazel's Wand is a 2D adventure game for the Mac OS by Ambrosia Software. If you are unfamiliar with Ferazel's Wand, Marc Messer wrote a review of it in the June issue of MacOS monthly. That review has been reprinted here. Also, a demo of the game is available from Ambrosia. The full version costs $30.
We decided that a Secret's Guide was necessary, first because Ferazel's Wand is complex and challenging. And second, the game is designed such that the main goal isn't just to beat it, but to score 100% on the secrets found, enemies killed, and Xichrons collected. So, as you can see, Ferazel himself was begging for some help.
Erica isn't making this guide alone...
There are several critical tools that Erica used to make this guide:
MacAlly iShock - Ferazel's Wand often requires complex and difficult jumps. Using a game controller makes it easier to excecute these moves... trust us :) The iShock is 100% compatible with iMac or G3/G4, MacOS 8.5.1 or later and has eight fully programmable buttons. And it features a translucent design that looks good with your Mac. The iShock's suggested retail price is $39.00.
FerazEdit by David Shaw, allows you to edit your saved games. With
it you can "edit the amount of coins, health, mana, and points that
Ferazel has. It also allows you to set Ferazel's inventory including all
of the spells and items that can be found in the game (and a few that
cannot!)." And FerazEdit is Freeware! Check it out and the other
freeware and shareware products available at TheResistance.
Ambrosia Message Board - Hosted by Ambrosia Software, this message board can be key to getting you out of tough situations when playing any of Ambrosia's games. It's Erica approved!
Each level's guide features hints, and lots of screenshots to make sure you find everything possible and can finish at 100% (if it's possible, of course). Use the game map or the direct links below to go to each level. Once you've read a level's guide, use the title graphic at the top or the button at the bottom of each page to come back here!
If you have any comments or questions about this guide, feel free to send feedback to Erica.
The Levels are also available in Alphabetical order below: