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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #140 on: 19 Jan 2015, 17:14 »
EXHIBIT #48: GRIM FANDANGO (1998)

Front and back:

Box details: A smooth, seamless interface my ass!

What's inside the box: just a manual and two CDs in a (stylized!) paper case.

Manual is very well done and has lots of additional art.

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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #141 on: 22 Jan 2015, 20:53 »
EXHIBIT #49: ECOQUEST: THE SEARCH FOR CETUS (1991)

Front and back cover:


Now that's what I call a proper 90s release! What's inside the box: four 5.25" disks, one bonus disk with Dynamix games advertisements, manual, Sierra catalog, "I helped save the earth" supplement, unfolded EcoNews gazette with crossword puzzle, registration card and a bunch of leaflets.

Unfolded eco crossword puzzle is really big.

You can cut out badges and stay ECO.


Did you know?
- When looking at the PC at the beginning of the game in the office, there's is a picture of King's Quest V.

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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #142 on: 13 Feb 2015, 14:19 »
EXHIBIT #50 : THE DIG (1995)

Front and back of the box:

Inside cover:

What's inside - not much, just a CD and reference card.


Did you know?

- The game is based on the original concept of Steven Spielberg who originally created the storyline to be an episode in his Amazing Stories tv series. It would have been too expensive to shoot, so Spielberg approached LucasArts in 1989 with an idea of making it a game.

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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #143 on: 13 Feb 2015, 17:03 »
That is just awesome Gribler! (nod)
And nice "did you know" too... I didn't knew, but really enjoyed the game. :)

This reminds me that I still have a "ton" of games on my HD to upload. :-[
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Gribbler

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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #144 on: 20 Feb 2015, 22:23 »
EXHIBIT #51: POLICE QUEST VGA: IN PURSUIT OF THE DEATH ANGEL (1992)

Front and back cover:


Box details AKA Incredible 3-D graphics!

What's inside the box: five 3.5" disks, Lytton Gazette, manual and a bunch of papers.

Anyone actually played an adventure game with a joystick?

The Gazette.

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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #145 on: 21 Feb 2015, 06:53 »
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Anyone actually played an adventure game with a joystick?

Ahm... didn't even thought it was possible... 8-0
Then again, I don't think I ever had a joystick for the PC, and as far as I remember I've only ever player adventure games on the PC (okay, I tried some text ones on the Amiga, but those don't count as you need to write and not point&click. ;) ).
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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #146 on: 21 Feb 2015, 07:54 »
I always wondered why they made the game boxes so big when I was a child. When I see all your 'proper 90s releases' it's easier to understand. I love the Dig.
 

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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #147 on: 21 Feb 2015, 11:50 »
But I played Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken with a Joystick... on the C64. And replayed it on PC and was so glad that mouse was supported (ctrl+M !!!)

Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #148 on: 21 Feb 2015, 14:38 »
EXHIBIT #52: SANITARIUM (1998)
Front of box

Inside cover


Back of box

3 Cd's (can't imagine how many floppy's this game was on)


one of the few adventure games that ventured into the horror genre.
« Last Edit: 21 Feb 2015, 15:23 by evildustmite »

Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #149 on: 21 Feb 2015, 15:22 »
EXHIBIT #53: THE INCREDIBLE TOON MACHINE(1994)

FRONT OF BOX

REQUIREMENTS

BACK OF BOX

POSTER!

TRADING CARDS!

MANUAL

MANUAL W/ CD CASE AND TRADING CARDS

DISK CASE AND DISK


I know this isn't exactly an adventure game, but it is a rare sierra game and does have lots of puzzles!
It's a fun spin-off of the Incredible Machine series.
This was the only game I had that came with a bunch of extra stuff.
I hope you don't mind the poor quality of the pictures.
« Last Edit: 21 Feb 2015, 15:27 by evildustmite »

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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #150 on: 21 Feb 2015, 22:47 »
And has a level editor included :)

Gribbler

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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #151 on: 26 Feb 2015, 17:45 »
EXHIBIT #54: POLICE QUEST 2: THE VENGEANCE (1988)

Front and back cover:

What's inside the box: three 3.5" disks, Homicide Officer's Guide (manual) and a registration card.

Lytton map

Some wonderful CGA screenshots:


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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #152 on: 05 Mar 2015, 20:22 »
EXHIBIT #55: POLICE QUEST III: THE KINDRED (1991)

Front and back cover:

REAL box details

What's inside the box: five 3.5" disks, Procedure and Operations Manual, Sierra catalog and a bunch of papers.

"Personalised" Sonny Bonds' handbook

Hint Book with a red glass window.

Did you know?
- The soundtrack to the game was written by Jan Hammer, the composer of the music for Miami Vice.

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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #153 on: 05 Mar 2015, 20:38 »
And now I need to find me that sound track... (roll)
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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #154 on: 30 May 2015, 23:55 »
EXHIBIT #28: Dick Tracy: The Crime-Solving Adventure (1991)

Box:
Media:
Copy Protection Wheel:
Quick Start Card & Manual:
Manual Inside:
Warranty Registration Card & Read Me First:
Offer Coupons:
Disney's Game Catalog '91-'92:



Dick Tracy: The Crime-Solving Adventure was developed by Distinctive Software, known for several well-known DOS titles.
Arjon, do you have a scan of the entire manual? Mine has faded over time :( Yours looks nice and crisp!

Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #155 on: 01 Apr 2017, 15:59 »
EXHIBIT #56: DRACULA RESURRECTION (2000)

Let's kick off this new season with a game about the world's most famous vampire.

A sequel to the original novel, this first-person adventure developped by obscure French company Index+ shines through gorgeous graphics and interesting puzzles, if not for its story.

Now with the box. An elegant red cover


...with a beautiful contrasting blue back cover.


Inside, we find a case with 2CDs


...another one with the OST


...and a plaster cast of the vampire's teething, which is a nice touch.


There's also a little pop-up book which serves as a reminder of the original story


...and a few other goodies : garlic cloves, a small cross.


They sure knew how to fill a box back in the 00s.
« Last Edit: 01 Apr 2017, 16:19 by Creamy »
 

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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #156 on: 02 Apr 2017, 20:05 »
Great addition to the museum, Creamy! :) But garlic? April Fools', right? ;) It gotta be!

Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #157 on: 02 Apr 2017, 23:40 »
No no, there was even more :P
Spoiler: ShowHide
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Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #158 on: 03 Apr 2017, 00:18 »
Hahahaha, nice one Creamy!

But dude, I gotta wonder what your house looks like. Are you... Van Helsing?!

Re: Adventure Games Museum
« Reply #159 on: 03 Apr 2017, 08:29 »
Hehe I've simply been visiting my parents.
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