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The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery

ScummVM - Released - June 30, 1995

From the darkly prolific mind of creator Jane Jensen comes the next Gabriel Knight Mystery: The Beast Within. Now we find Schattenjäger, or shadow hunter, Gabriel and his assistant Grace Nakimura deeply embroiled in a murderous mystery that unravels half a world away. Play as both Gabriel and Grace as they are dispatched to Munich to solve a series of mutilation murders though to be the work or werewolves. Gabriel confronts his own demons while Grace traces an historical mystery, that of the strange demise of Mad King Ludwig II. The hunters become the hunted, and the only hope for...

The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron

MS-DOS - Released - July 1, 1986

Based on the Disney movie of the same name, The Black Cauldron focuses on the story of Taran, who is an assistant Pig-keeper in the land of Caer Dalben. One day Taran notices that one of his pigs, Hen Wen has magical powers. The Evil Horned King wants the pig so that he can locate the Black Cauldron and ultimately rule the world. Taran must now embark on a mission to rescue Hen Wen and defeat the Evil Horned King before his can discover the Cauldron's location. The Black Cauldron is a side-view adventure game. Gameplay is similar to other Sierra adventure games of its day (such as Space...

The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron

ScummVM - Released - July 1, 1986

Based on the Disney movie of the same name, The Black Cauldron focuses on the story of Taran, who is an assistant Pig-keeper in the land of Caer Dalben. One day Taran notices that one of his pigs, Hen Wen has magical powers. The Evil Horned King wants the pig so that he can locate the Black Cauldron and ultimately rule the world. Taran must now embark on a mission to rescue Hen Wen and defeat the Evil Horned King before he can discover the Cauldron's location.

Cannonball Blitz

Cannonball Blitz

Apple II - Released - 1982

This game was developed and published in 1982 by Sierra On-Line for the Apple II. The game is a Donkey Kong clone, with cannonballs and cannons replacing barrels, and a soldier replacing the large ape. Also "Pauline" is replaced by a flag you have to capture by grabbing onto a balloon that brings you to the platform. The game was also eventually ported to both the Commodore VIC-20, as well as the TI-99/4A.

Castle of Dr. Brain

Castle of Dr. Brain

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1991

Castle of Dr. Brain is an educational video game released in 1991 by Sierra On-Line. It is a puzzle adventure game. The object of the game is to successfully navigate the puzzles Dr. Brain has set up in order to become the mad scientist's assistant, a position Dr. Brain had advertised in the local classified section. To enter the castle, the player must play a game of memory at the front gate. Inside, the player must solve puzzles within the hallways and rooms of the castle. There are also three mazes in which the player must guide an elevator between and among different floors. Many of...

Castle of Dr. Brain

Castle of Dr. Brain

ScummVM - Released - 1991

Castle of Dr. Brain is the first in a two-part series of educational puzzle-games from Sierra. This brain-blasting game is set, how surprisingly, in Dr. Brain's castle, where the player will have to beat Dr. Brain's traps and puzzles in order to fulfill the assignment given.

Codename: ICEMAN

Codename: ICEMAN

ScummVM - Released - 1989

In the beginning of the 21st century, Earth is experiencing a global oil shortage. Surprisingly, Tunisia remains one of the few countries still in possession of large quantities of high-quality oil. USA and Soviet governments race each other in their attempts to purchase as much oil as possible. Finally, the Soviets take a step further and kidnap the US ambassador, hoping to provoke an international incident. Naval Officer Johnny Westland is sent to Tunisia with the order of rescuing the ambassador and preventing further escalation of the conflict. Code-Name: Iceman is primarily an...

Code-Name: Iceman

Code-Name: Iceman

Atari ST - Released - 1989

In the beginning of the 21st century, Earth is experiencing a global oil shortage. Surprisingly, Tunisia remains one of the few countries still in possession of large quantities of high-quality oil. USA and Soviet governments race each other in their attempts to purchase as much oil as possible. Finally, the Soviets take a step further and kidnap the US ambassador, hoping to provoke an international incident. Naval Officer Johnny Westland is sent to Tunisia with the order of rescuing the ambassador and preventing further escalation of the conflict. Code-Name: Iceman is primarily an adventure...

Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

ScummVM - Released - 1990

It is the ninth century, and Camelot, the legendary castle ruled by King Arthur, has fallen under a curse. Famine and drought plague the kingdom because of the love triangle between the king, his wife Gwenhyver, and the knight Launcelot. It appears that only the mysterious Holy Grail can restore Camelot, and three knights - Launcelot, Gawaine, and Galahad - embark on a journey to find it, and soon disappear without trace. King Arthur leaves his castle in search of the missing knights, hoping to locate the Grail as well. His quest takes him to real and mythical locations in England, and later...

Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood

Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood

ScummVM - Released - 1991

The year is 1193, and the Third Crusade has just ended. Richard the Lionheart, King of England, returns to Europe from the Holy Land. On the way, he is ambushed and abducted by the soldiers of the Austrian duke Leopold. The duke demands a large ransom to be paid in exchange for the king's freedom. However, the king's brother, Prince John, is content with the situation and plotting to take the throne for himself. That is when the legendary Robin Hood, one who robs from the rich and gives to the poor, decides to raise the money needed to liberate the king, with the help of his fellow outlaws of...

Crazy Nick's Software Picks: King Graham's Board Game Challenge

Crazy Nick's Software Picks: King Graham's Board Game Challenge

ScummVM - June 5, 1992

A board game challenge featuring two board games: Checkers and Backgammon. Both are recreated accurately, and with three skill levels. You play against King Graham from the King's Quest series, and try to see who can win the most games. If you make a mistake, King Graham will give you some tips, and he will tell you when you can do something special in a game.

Crazy Nicks Software Picks: Parlor Games with Laura Bow

Crazy Nicks Software Picks: Parlor Games with Laura Bow

ScummVM - June 5, 1992

This part of Crazy Nick's Software Picks line of budget games introduces Laura Bow of The Dagger of Amon Ra. The player tries to defeat her at three difficulty levels in two board games: the dice game Yacht (based on Yahtzee) and Dominoes.

Crazy Nick's Software Picks: Robin Hood's Games of Skill and Chance

Crazy Nick's Software Picks: Robin Hood's Games of Skill and Chance

ScummVM - June 5, 1992

This part of Crazy Nick's Software Picks line of budget games introduces Robin Hood of Conquests of the Longbow. The player tries to help him in three mini-games: -Archery, where the player needs to shoot from a longbow at the targets taking into account the wind; -Nine Men's Morris, where the player needs to defeat a tavern's visitor in Nine Men's Morris board game; -Sticks, where the player needs to defeat a black cloaked stranger fighting with sticks.

Crazy Nicks Software Picks: Roger Wilco's Spaced Out Game Pack

Crazy Nicks Software Picks: Roger Wilco's Spaced Out Game Pack

ScummVM - June 5, 1992

This part of Crazy Nick's Software Picks line of budget games introduces Roger Wilco from the Space Quest series. The player tries to help him in three mini-games: -Ms. Astro Chicken, where the player needs to fly as a chicken on side scrolling screen, avoiding the foxes flying in the opposite direction and laying eggs over dogs with hunters shooting from the ground; -Monolith Burger, where the player needs to compose a proper burger, adding all necessary ingredients while it is rolling to its package; -Sand Skimmer, where the player needs to reach the Ulence Flats riding the skimmer in a...

Daryl F. Gates Police Quest: Open Season

Daryl F. Gates Police Quest: Open Season

Windows 3.X - Released - 1993

Police Quest: Open Season is the fourth installment in the Police Quest series. It abandons the story arc of the previous three games, introducing a new setting and a new protagonist, homicide detective John Carey of the Los Angeles Police Department. Carey finds his best friend and ex-partner, Officer Bob Hickman, murdered in an alley in the Southern part of the city. An eight-year-old boy named Bobby Washington has been murdered as well. Carey begins an investigation that leads him deep into the criminal life of the city and a hunt for a maniacal murderer. The game utilizes Sierra's...

Donald Duck's Playground

Donald Duck's Playground

Apple II - Released - January 1, 1984

Donald Duck's Playground won several awards from educational software magazines as best educational game of the year. In it, you are Donald, working to earn money, which you then spend to buy playground equipment for your nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie to enjoy. The first job is to guide the Amquack Express around a top-down map with 8 stations, setting the junctions to ensure that packages are delivered to the correct stations. His job in produce involves catching fruits as they are thrown at him and placing them in the correct basket. At the toy store he must sort items by shape and...

EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus

EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus

ScummVM - Released - 1991

In EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus, the player is cast into the role of Adam, the twelve-year-old son of the famous ecologist Noah Greene. One day, his father rescues a dolphin from an abandoned fish net. As Adam becomes more friendly with the creature, he is amazed to discover that the dolphin can talk! Adam finds out that his new friend is Delphineus, the messenger of the whale king Cetus. As a qualified scuba diver, Adam is chosen to venture into the underwater kingdom of animals known as Eluria, and help its inhabitants.

Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist

Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist

ScummVM - Released - 1993

The year is 1888; the setting, post-Gold Rush California. As Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist, you uncover a treacherous plot to turn your once-thriving metropolis into a ghost town. With pestles and pistols, you defend your bucolic burg from one catastrophe after another: arson, stampedes, hired guns, riverboat gamblers...even terminal flatulence! Al Lowe has stolen...er, immortalized...every Hollywood Western cliche' and character, adding his own perverse twists to produce his funniest game yet! You'll meet the pretty-but-shy Schoolmarm, the Madame with a Heart-of-Gold, the faithful...

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

Windows 3.X - Released - 1993

Gabriel Knight is a wise-cracking bookstore owner and would-be author. He is the last in a long line of Shadow Hunters, those fated to fight supernatural forces of evil. Tormented by terrifying nightmares, he must spend every waking moment scouring the side streets and back alleys of New Orleans for the key to his dark past. One day, a blood-chilling murder shocks the inhabitants of the city. The police detective assigned to investigate the crime is Gabriel's friend. In the beginning Gabriel collects evidence in hope of using the material for his new novel; but soon he finds himself personally...

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

ScummVM - Released - December 17, 1993

He started out writing a book on voodoo, now he's fighting for his very soul. Gabriel Knight is the last in a long line of Shadow Hunters, those fated to fight the dark forces of the supernatural. Haunted by a centuries-old curse, he is tormented by terrifying nightmares. Now he must spend every waking moment scouring the side streets and back alleys of New Orleans for the key to his dark past. And when he sleeps – the nightmare begins.

Gelfling Adventure

Gelfling Adventure

Apple II - August 15, 1984

Gelfling Adventure is a computer game published by Sierra On-line for the Apple II series computers in 1984. The game included one 5 1/4" floppy disk, one booklet, and a special fold-out poster. The game was a basic bitmap graphics/multiple choice first-person adventure, written by game designer Al Lowe. Often cited as a simplified version of the original Dark Crystal computer game intended for a younger audience. It featured many of the same graphics and storyline as the original, but the puzzles and options were more simplified and menu oriented.

Gold Rush!

Gold Rush!

ScummVM - Released - December 23, 1988

The gold rush in on! Sell your land, pack your bags, and grab the next ride out, because fortune lies just 2,500 miles away. Become Jerrod, a young man earning a meager living in Brooklyn, New York. Travel with Jerrod as he joins the mad rush for riches in sunny California. Joining the ranks of Sierra's greatest adventures, Gold Rush! recreates an unpredictably treacherous path paved with graves of many who never saw the gleam of California gold.

Gold Rush! Classic

Windows - Released - December 23, 1988

Gold Rush! takes you back to the year 1849, when gold was discovered in California. It was certainly one of the most exciting times in American history. Gold Rush! includes the three routes tens of thousands took to the gold regions. Become Jerrod Wilson and experience each trek as you travel from New York to California. Whichever route you decide to take, you will see many historical sights. Try going overland across the Great Plains and huge mountain ranges, crossing the Isthmus of Panama, or rounding Cape Horn on the tip of South America. If you survive and arrive at Sutter’s Fort, the...

Hi-Res Adventure #6: The Dark Crystal

Hi-Res Adventure #6: The Dark Crystal

Atari 800 - Released - July 1, 1983

The Dark Crystal is a graphic adventure computer game based on Jim Henson's fantasy film, The Dark Crystal. The game was designed by Roberta Williams and published under the SierraVenture line in 1983 as Hi-Res Adventure #6: The Dark Crystal The Dark Crystal is set in Thra, a world with three suns. Every thousand years the three suns come together in an event known as "The Great Conjunction". The player controls Jen, a gelfling. Two souls are destined to battle to reveal the secrets of their past. One warrior's fate rests in the hands of a tyrannical villain who is hellbent on destruction. The...

Hi-Res Adventure #6: The Dark Crystal

Hi-Res Adventure #6: The Dark Crystal

ScummVM - Released - 1983

The Dark Crystal is a graphic adventure computer game based on Jim Hensons fantasy film, The Dark Crystal. The game was designed by Roberta Williams and published under the SierraVenture line in 1983 as Hi-Res Adventure #6: The Dark Crystal The Dark Crystal is set in Thra, a world with three suns. Every thousand years the three suns come together in an event known as The Great Conjunction. The player controls Jen, a gelfling. Two souls are destined to battle to reveal the secrets of their past. One warriors fate rests in the hands of a tyrannical villain who is hellbent on...

Hoyle Bridge

Hoyle Bridge

ScummVM - Released - 1997

The game of contract bridge in the style of Sierra’s popular Hoyle series. Hoyle Bridge lets you play with your choice of eleven comical animated characters (or eleven stiff “business world” characters if you prefer) in a friendly rubber of the popular card game. In addition to standard bidding conventions and save/load/replay hand features, there are a variety of backgrounds, card backs, and sound sets to make the experience more colorful. Also, the animated players are fully voiced and speak in character (although why a pirate and a puppy enjoy playing bridge is left up to your...

Hoyle Children's Collection

Hoyle Children's Collection

ScummVM - Released - 1996

A Hoyle collection of classic card and board games designed for children. Includes checkers, crazy eights and old maid. The game allows players to choose various computer opponents, each with its own animated icon, personality, and distinct playing style.

Hoyle Classic Card Games

Hoyle Classic Card Games

ScummVM - Released - 1993

The fourth (comparatively little-known) installment in Sierra On-Line's Hoyle series offers a collection of eight popular card games: Bridge, Euchre, Old Maid, Gin Rummy, Hearts, Cribbage, Crazy Eights, and Klondike. In addition to reading the basic rules for each individual game, players can now access an interface tutorial and a glossary of game-specific terms, as well as customize a range of options. Hoyle Classic Card Games is apparently the last volume in the series to feature animated characters from other Sierra titles.

Hoyle Classic Games

Hoyle Classic Games

ScummVM - Released - 1995

Hoyle Classic Games is the fifth in the Hoyle series of licensed computer game simulations of popular non-electronic games. This volume is a collection of card games (Draw Poker, Bridge, Cribbage, Gin Rummy, Hearts, Solitaire, Old Maid, and Crazy 8's) and board games (Backgammon, and Checkers). There are different opponents to compete against and they can be selected from a list of business or icons pictures. Each opponent has a bio and a different skill level (beginner, average, or expert). Some games are single-player, while others are played by two or four players.

Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 1

Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 1

ScummVM - Released - 1989

Play six different card games (Crazy Eights, Old Maid, Hearts, Gin Rummy, Cribbage, and Klondike Solitaire) against 0-3 computer opponents (as appropriate for each game). There are 18 available computer opponents, including characters from other Sierra games (Colonel Henry Dijon, Shelly LeBlanc, Officer Sonny Bonds, Larry Laffer, King Graham, Roger Wilco and Princess Rosella), Sierra employees (Warren Schwader and Jerry Moore) and their children, and others. The different opponents play the different games at different skill levels, and are broken up into Serious and Not-So-Serious...

Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 2: Solitaire

Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 2: Solitaire

ScummVM - December 1, 1990

The next volume of Hoyle Book of Games features 28 Solitaire games: Calculation, 8 Off, Strategy, Shamrocks, Eagle Wing, Yukon, Beleaguered Castle, Eliminator, Klondike, Slide, Canfield, Bowling, Golf, Nestor, Flower Garden, Aces Up, Scorpion, Gaps, Spiderette, Penguin, La Belle Lucie, Pyramid, Fortress, Triplets, Baker's Dozen, Poker Square, Cribbage Square, Bristol.

Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 3

Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 3

ScummVM - Released - 1991

Six board games are transformed to the computer screen in the third Hoyles release. Snakes & Ladders, Backgammon, Yacht / Yahtzee, Checkers, Dominoes and Pachisi / Parcheesi all feature, with animated graphics and sound effects. As there is no time-sensitive action, and the game rules are familiar, these packs were designed to appeal to a wider range of people than most computer games. At least one human player is required - other players can be human or computer. The 18 computer opponents from the first Hoyles game return, many of them modeled on other Sierra characters such as Larry...

Hoyle Solitaire

Hoyle Solitaire

ScummVM - Released - 1996

Hoyle Solitaire is a remake version of Hoyle's Official Book of Games: Volume 2 with the 28 solitaire games found in that old release, upgraded with new looks, sounds and mouse control. A Card Flick game has been added, the object of which is to accurately toss as many cards into a hat as possible in the time allowed. Two versions can be installed on your computer at the same time. The Hoyle Solitaire HD (hard drive) game can be played without the CD in the drive, sacrificing only the music. Sound effects (shuffling and dealing cards) can be heard in either the Hard Drive or CD...

The Island of Dr. Brain

The Island of Dr. Brain

ScummVM - 1992

In the sequel to Castle of Dr. Brain, you will have to assist Dr. Brain in retrieving a battery for one of his experiments - the plans for which were stolen by Dr. Brain's archrival scientist. In order to beat the scientist, you will have to tour the Island of Dr. Brain in search of the elusive battery. On your way you will have to solve a plethora of puzzles in various difficulty levels, and even find use for a bunch of pink flamingoes!

Jones in the Fast Lane

Jones in the Fast Lane

ScummVM - 1991

Jones in the Fast Lane is a simulation of a person's life, presented as a turn-based strategy game. You can play by yourself, or compete with other human players or the computer-controlled Jones. At the beginning of the game you determine what your goals are, in four categories - Money, Happiness, Education and Career: the higher your goals, the longer the game.

King's Quest

King's Quest

ScummVM - Released - 1984

Sir Graham is a brave knight who is sent on a quest to retrieve three treasures that were stolen by deception and stealth: a shield that protects its bearer from invaders, a mirror that foretells the future, and a treasure chest that is forever filled with gold. If Graham takes these treasures back to the royal castle, then the ailing King Edward the Benevolent of Daventry will hand over the crown. During his travels, Graham will meet characters that will either help or hinder him. King's Quest is commonly considered the progenitor of third-person-perspective adventure games. As opposed to...

King's Quest

King's Quest

Apple II - Released - 1988

King's Quest is commonly considered the progenitor of third-person-perspective adventure games. As opposed to earlier graphic adventures, the player is able to navigate the protagonist on screen in eight directions, creating an effect of three-dimensional exploration.

King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown

King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown

ScummVM - Released - 1990

Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown is a remake of King's Quest. It uses Sierra's 16-color SCI game interpreter, making it visually similar to the series' fourth installment, with more detailed EGA full-screen graphics and optional mouse support, while retaining text-based input and interaction. This version also has a musical score that supports sound cards, as opposed to the speaker-only output of the original release. Several changes have been made to the game's locations and script. A few new characters appear in the remake, and some of the conversations feature...

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne

Apple II - Released - May 1, 1985

After having recovered the three treasures, King Graham has been crowned king. Now having needing a queen for companionship, Graham searches the land for a maiden, but to no avail, so he turns to the magic mirror for help. The mirror shows him a beautiful girl locked away in a quartz tower in a faraway land of Kolyma, and must find three keys that are used to unlock the door that will lead to her.

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne

MS-DOS - Released - April 10, 1987

After having recovered the three treasures, King Graham has been crowned king. Now having needing a queen for companionship, Graham searches the land for a maiden, but to no avail, so he turns to the magic mirror for help. The mirror shows him a beautiful girl locked away in a quartz tower in a faraway land of Kolyma, and must find three keys that are used to unlock the door that will lead to her. King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne is a graphic adventure game. As is typical for Sierra's AGI games, players move Graham around with arrow keys and perform actions by typing commands in the...

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne

Apple IIGS - Released - 1988

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne is the second installment in the King's Quest series of graphic adventure games by Sierra On-Line. It uses the same AGI game engine as King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown and features King Graham as the player character. The title is a spoof of the 1984 film Romancing the Stone King's Quest II resembles King's Quest I in appearance and interface. Like in King's Quest I, the game world has 'wrap around' allowing player to travel infinitely in the directions of the north or south. (The King's Quest Companion which represented a novelized walkthrough...

King's Quest III: To Heir is Human

King's Quest III: To Heir is Human

Apple IIGS - Released - 1988

King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human is the third installment in the King's Quest series of graphic adventure games developed and released by Sierra On-Line in 1986. The game was originally released for the Apple II and PC DOS, and later ported to several other computer systems. It was the first title game in the series not to feature King Graham as the player character.

King's Quest III: To Heir is Human

King's Quest III: To Heir is Human

ScummVM - Released - November 1, 1986

King Graham and Queen Valanice had two children, Alexander and Rosella, and the kingdom was once peaceful. It wasn't long until Alexander was snatched from his crib and things started to take a turn for the worse. A three-headed dragon threatens the ever-peaceful Daventry, and requires a maiden to be sacrificed every year. Rosella is the chosen one. Meanwhile, in a secluded house atop a mountain in the land of Llewdor, the evil wizard called Manannan keeps a young lad named Gwydion as his slave, forcing him to do menial tasks as he prepares his spells and observes the country through his...

King's Quest III: To Heir is Human

King's Quest III: To Heir is Human

MS-DOS - Released - November 1, 1986

King Graham and Queen Valanice had two children, Alexander and Rosella, and the kingdom was once peaceful. It wasn't long until Alexander was snatched from his crib and things started to take a turn for the worse. A three-headed dragon threatens the ever-peaceful Daventry, and requires a maiden to be sacrificed every year. Rosella is the chosen one. Meanwhile, in a secluded house atop a mountain in the land of Llewdor, the evil wizard called Manannan keeps a young lad named Gwydion as his slave, forcing him to do menial tasks as he prepares his spells and observes the country through his...

King's Quest III: To Heir is Human

King's Quest III: To Heir is Human

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

King Graham and Queen Valanice had two children, Alexander and Rosella, and the kingdom was once peaceful. It wasn't long until Alexander was snatched from his crib and things started to take a turn for the worse. A three-headed dragon threatens the ever-peaceful Daventry, and requires a maiden to be sacrificed every year. Rosella is the chosen one. Meanwhile, in a secluded house atop a mountain in the land of Llewdor, the evil wizard called Manannan keeps a young lad named Gwydion as his slave, forcing him to do menial tasks as he prepares his spells and observes the country through...

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

Apple IIGS - Released - 1989

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella is a graphic adventure game developed and released by Sierra On-Line in 1988. The player takes on the role of Princess Rosella, daughter of King Graham of Daventry (King's Quest I and King's Quest II) and the twin sister of Gwydion/Alexander (King's Quest III), who must save her father and a good fairy and defeat an evil witch. Critically acclaimed, it was one of the first PC games to support a sound card.

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

ScummVM - Released - August 16, 1988

King Graham and Queen Valanice were glad to have their children back. Graham thinks that it is time to pass onto them his old adventurers' hat. When he throws it across the room, he suffers a heart attack and collapses on the floor, and he is carried off to bed. The only way that Graham's health can be restored is by retrieving the magic fruit in the faraway land of Tamir. A beautiful fairy called Genesta offers Rosella the chance to be transported to the land, and find the fruit. But once she gets transported, she cannot be sent back unless she helps the fairy regain her talisman that was...

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

ScummVM - Released - November 9, 1990

On a beautiful sunny day, King Graham of Daventry decides to take a stroll in the woods surrounding his castle. When he returns, he discovers with horror that his home, Daventry Castle, has completely disappeared! Graham is at a loss, and wonders how this could have happened, when a talking owl named Cedric appears. He tells him that he saw the whole thing, and that an evil wizard named Mordack whisked the entire castle away, along with Graham's family in it. Cedric offers to take him to his homeland, Serenia, where his master, the wizard Crispin resides. Surely Crispin will be able to help...

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

ScummVM - Released - September 30, 1992

For months Prince Alexander of Daventry has shut himself away from the world, thinking only of Princess Cassima, who he met while imprisoned in the previous game. Eventually he can take it no longer, and he hires a ship to search for the Land of the Green Isles located on the edge of the world. After months of searching he finally sets sight upon the island kingdom, only for a freak storm to strike the ship, destroying it and leaving him the only survivor. His troubles are far from over, however, as he soon finds out that the King and Queen have passed away, the Greens Isles are on the brink...

King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride

King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride

ScummVM - Released - November 23, 1994

Queen Valanice of Daventry has always thought that getting married would be the best course of action for her daughter Rosella. However, the young princess seems to be more interested in adventure, recklessly following a mysterious magical creature into a whirlpool that eventually transfer herself and her mother to another world. The two end up in different parts of a land known as Eldritch, with Rosella being transformed into a troll. They must find each other and eventually defeat an evil sorceress who plots to ruin the land. Like its predecessors, King's Quest VII is an adventure game...

King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride

King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride

Windows - Released - 1994

The name of this entry, The Princeless Bride, is a pun on the title of the novel and film The Princess Bride. Like most King's Quest titles, it is also a reference to the plot: Princess Rosella is soon to be a bride, but ends up in another world shortly before her marriage. It is the only entry in the series to feature Queen Valanice in a major role, and also the only one in which King Graham is not shown or mentioned at all (with one minor exception in version 1.4).[note 1] Sierra marketed the game as an improvement in the series by stating that completion of earlier KQ adventures was not...

King's Quest VIII: Mask of Eternity

King's Quest VIII: Mask of Eternity

Windows - Released - January 1, 1998

The Realm of Sun is a magical world situated above the Kingdom of Daventry. Powerful beings known as Archons dwell there, guarding the Mask of Eternity, which preserves balance in the world. But on an ominous day, Lucreto, the leader of the Archons, turns evil and shatters the Mask into pieces. One of such pieces falls down, right under the feet of a simple peasant and fighter named Connor. As he picks up the fragment, he finds out that all the inhabitants of the land have been turned into stone. He must now search for the other pieces of the Mask, repair it, and face Lucreto in the Realm of...

Laura Bow: The Colonel's Bequest

Laura Bow: The Colonel's Bequest

ScummVM - Released - 1989

The year is 1925. Laura Bow is a young student attending the Tulane University in New Orleans, and an aspiring journalist. Her friend Lillian invites her to spend a weekend in a mansion belonging to her uncle, Colonel Henri Dijon, a veteran of Spanish-American war and the owner of a large, but decaying sugar plantation on a secluded island. During the dinner Laura meets members of Lillian's extended family and their alleged friends. As Laura begins to explore the mansion and talk to its inhabitants, she unravels old family feuds and realizes some of those people - if not all - have their own...

Laura Bow: The Dagger of Amon Ra

Laura Bow: The Dagger of Amon Ra

ScummVM - Released - 1992

One year after the events described in The Colonel's Bequest, Laura Bow, fresh out of college, is hired by a New York newspaper to write a story about the newest exhibit acquired by the local Leyendecker Museum, an ancient Egyptian dagger. However, during a party to celebrate the opening of the museum's new section, someone is murdered, the dagger is stolen, and Laura, after asking to be allowed to investigate, is locked in with the rest of the guests. This sets the stage for a series of murders, and it is up to Laura to find the person responsible for them. The Dagger of Amon Ra plays...

Laura Bow: The Dagger of Amon Ra

Laura Bow: The Dagger of Amon Ra

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

One year after the events described in The Colonel's Bequest, Laura Bow, fresh out of college, is hired by a New York newspaper to write a story about the newest exhibit acquired by the local Leyendecker Museum, an ancient Egyptian dagger. However, during a party to celebrate the opening of the museum's new section, someone is murdered, the dagger is stolen, and Laura, after asking to be allowed to investigate, is locked in with the rest of the guests. This sets the stage for a series of murders, and it is up to Laura to find the person responsible for them. The Dagger of Amon Ra plays...

Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards

Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards

ScummVM - Released - 1991

Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards is a remake of the first game in the Leisure Suit Larry series. It introduces a new interface. Instead of typing commands, the player performs the desired actions by choosing appropriate icons, and then clicking on objects on the screen to interact with them. The graphics are now 256 color VGA. There is also much more music than in the original version, and it supports more advanced sound formats.

Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work

Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work

ScummVM - Released - September 7, 1991

Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work! is (despite the number) the fourth game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry series. The middle-aged would-be-womanizer Larry Laffer fell off a boat during a cruise and sustained amnesia, forgetting how he and his sweetheart Patti got separated, how Larry got a job in LA, how Patti got a job with the FBI, and what happened in (the never released) Larry 4. Now Larry and Patti are working independently on two cases that are connected to each other, even though the heroes aren't aware of that. Larry's new bosses are involved in shady business, while...

Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!

Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!

ScummVM - Released - 1993

Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! is the fifth entry in the Leisure Suit Larry series of graphical adventure games published by Sierra On-Line. Originally developed for DOS, a remake was produced in CD-ROM format a year after its release. The enhanced version of the game offers revamped graphics in SVGA resolution and voice acting, a first for the series. Both versions use an icon interface similar to other Sierra games of the time, but unlike most Sierra games, the icon bar is visible at all times.

Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)

Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)

ScummVM - Released - October 27, 1988

Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (In Several Wrong Places) is the second game in Al Lowes Leisure Suit Larry series. Continuing the plot of the previous game, the swinging single Larry Laffer has finally found his true love and is happily living with her. Right? Wrong!.. Because Larry is mercilessly thrown out by his great love and is left all alone, penniless, and womanless, in Los Angeles. Accidentally, Larry comes into contact with KGB agents who will pursue him all over the globe from now on. And there is also the evil doctor Noontonyt plotting evil schemes on a remote tropical...

Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals

Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals

ScummVM - Released - November 1, 1989

Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals! is the third game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry series. Larry Laffer has finally found the woman of his dreams, and can happily live with her together on the beautiful tropical island... until he gets thrown out of the house by his wife. His boss, who happens to be his (now ex-) father-in-law, fires him. Larry is all alone, without a woman, without a job, on an island that has long ceased to be a "tropical paradise" and is exploited by entertainers, lawyers, and alike. But never despair! Dressed in his irresistible leisure suit, Larry...

Leisure Suit Larry In the Land of the Lounge Lizards

Leisure Suit Larry In the Land of the Lounge Lizards

Commodore Amiga - Released - July 5, 1987

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards is the first game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry series, largely inspired by the text adventure Softporn Adventure. Larry, the game's protagonist, is a short, tacky, balding, leisure suit-wearing kinda guy who's constantly searching for his next score. His combination of stupidity and brashness gets Larry into trouble. The object is to get him out of trouble in traditional adventure fashion, finding and manipulating objects as you thread your way through the story line. The content is comedic and adult-oriented. A graphical interface is...

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards

ScummVM - Released - June 4, 1987

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards is the first game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry series, largely inspired by the text adventure Softporn Adventure, though with a greatly enhanced script containing more humorous descriptions and dialogue. The gameplay is similar to other third-person Sierra adventures: a text parser is used to input commands for interaction with a graphical environment. Progress is achieved by collecting various items and figuring out which of those may be essential for conquering the hearts of the several female characters appearing in the game.

Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!

Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!

Windows - Released - October 31, 1996

Will Larry hit bottom or dock his little dinghy? Drop a world-class lounge lizard onto a cruise ship filled with gorgeous women and what do you get? Side-splitting slapstick? A bawdy bevy of beauties? The Lust Boat? Actually, you've got it right in your hands! It's Leisure Suit Larry in Love for Sail! This trip, Al Lowe sets his wacky sense of humor to "full speed ahead" in the latest, greatest chapter in the hapless, hopeless life of software's best-loved loser. It's nautical, but nice! While believing he'd spend the best night of his life in La Costa Lotta with the ultra delicious babe of...

Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!

Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!

ScummVM - Released - October 31, 1996

Will Larry hit bottom or dock his little dinghy? Drop a world-class lounge lizard onto a cruise ship filled with gorgeous women and what do you get? Side-splitting slapstick? A bawdy bevy of beauties? The Lust Boat? Actually, youve got it right in your hands! Its Leisure Suit Larry in Love for Sail! This trip, Al Lowe sets his wacky sense of humor to full speed ahead in the latest, greatest chapter in the hapless, hopeless life of softwares best-loved loser. Its nautical, but nice! While believing hed spend the best night of his life in La Costa Lotta with the ultra delicious babe of...

Leisure Suit Larry's Casino

Leisure Suit Larry's Casino

ScummVM - Released - June 5, 1992

Crazy Nick's Software Picks: Leisure Suit Larry's Casino is one of the five Nick's Picks budget games by Sierra. The game consists of three casino mini-games: Slot machine, Black Jack and Poker. You start with 100.00 Larry Dollars to gamble with during the games. In the case you loose everything a loan is possible, You play with the hand of Larry and operate the buttons. During the mini-games you get more information about the bets / odds in a text window. The Crazy Nick's version is a different from 1998 Leisure Suit Larry's Casino release. The Crazy Nick's Software Picks games usually...

Lighthouse: The Dark Being

Lighthouse: The Dark Being

ScummVM - Released - 1996

Lighthouse: The Dark Being is a first-person point and click adventure game that emphasizes exploration and puzzle solving. You are a writer living in a cottage on the coast of Oregon, your neighbors are the eccentric Dr. Jeremiah Krick and his daughter Amanda, who live in a nearby Lighthouse. One day, Dr. Krick leaves a cryptic message on your answering machine asking you to come to the lighthouse urgently. What follows is a journey that will take you to a strange new world where you must find your friends and elude the mysterious dark being behind their disappearance.

Lost Secret of the Rainforest

Lost Secret of the Rainforest

ScummVM - Released - 1993

In Lost Secret of the Rainforest the player controls a boy named Adam Greene who, along with his father Noah, a doctor of ecology, travels to the town Iquitos in South America, to meet the Ecology Emergency Network. The two intend to go on an expedition up the Amazon river and try to establish contact with a native tribe known as the Grove People. After having separated from his father, Adam must venture into the rainforest, discover the secret of the mysterious Forest Heart and find the lost City of Gold in his pursuit of a remedy for the Grove People.

Marauder

Marauder

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

In the game you are descending to a fortified enemy base to eliminate its power stations. The plot unfolds during two stages. Stage 1 - Landing. You should pilot one of three jets to break through a set of lasers, turrets, flying bombs, and barriers. To do this you may control your jet by moving it and shooting. Once all enemies are eliminated, you may transfer to the next base. Eliminating the enemies will raise your score as well as bonus will be greater if you destroy all enemies faster, and when you'll see that this stage is completely dominated by you, you may proceed to the next...

Mickey's Space Adventure

Mickey's Space Adventure

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Walking along one day, Mickey and Pluto come across a spaceship. After boarding the ship, they are given a quest by XL30 from the planet Oron. A long time ago, a thief stole the planets memory crystal and broke it up into nine pieces, hiding them on each planet in the solar system. It is Mickey's job to travel to each planet and locate the crystals so the inhabitants of the planet Oron may receive their memory back. Information about the different planets and locations visited are displayed on arrival, and XL30 may occasionally give clues through the ships computer. The interface for the game...

Mickey's Space Adventure

Mickey's Space Adventure

ScummVM - Released - 1986

Walking along one day, Mickey and Pluto come across a spaceship. After boarding the ship, they are given a quest by XL30 from the planet Oron. A long time ago, a thief stole the planets memory crystal and broke it up into nine pieces, hiding them on each planet in the solar system. It is Mickey's job to travel to each planet and locate the crystals so the inhabitants of the planet Oron may receive their memory back. Information about the different planets and locations visited are displayed on arrival, and XL30 may occasionally give clues through the ships computer. The interface for the game...

Mickey's Space Adventure

Mickey's Space Adventure

Apple II - August 23, 1984

Mickey's Space Adventure is a graphic adventure computer game for a number of computer platforms. It was designed by Roberta Williams and released by Sierra On-Line in 1984. It features the Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Pluto. The plot involves an alien race losing a precious crystal that contains all of their recorded history, split into nine pieces and hidden throughout Earth's solar system. While out walking Pluto, Mickey Mouse stumbles upon a spaceship sent by the aliens and is charged with searching the planets (and several moons) for the pieces of the crystal.

Mixed Up Mother Goose

Mixed Up Mother Goose

Apple II - 1987

Roberta Williams' Mixed-Up Mother Goose is a computer game first released by Sierra On-Line in 1987. It is, in essence, an edutainment title, directed specifically at young gamers, as well as an adventure game. A second game in the series, Mixed-Up Fairy Tales, was released in 1991.

Mixed-Up Fairy Tales

Mixed-Up Fairy Tales

ScummVM - November 23, 1991

Mixed-Up Fairy Tales is a graphic adventure game released by Sierra On-Line in 1991. Its a follow-up to Mixed-Up Mother Goose and was made for younger players than those of Sierras Kings Quest or Space Quest series. In it, the player controls a child - selected from one of six and named at will by the player. Commercial copies of the game provided a fairy tale themed coloring book with a set of crayons.

Mixed-Up Mother Goose

Mixed-Up Mother Goose

ScummVM - Released - 1987

Mixed-Up Mother Goose is a classic "Sierra-style" adventure game for kids, based on the various classic nursery rhymes (Humpty Dumpty, etc.). All the rhymes from all over the land have gotten mixed up, and it is up to the child to find the missing pieces and give them back to who needs them.

Mixed-Up Mother Goose (SCI)

Mixed-Up Mother Goose (SCI)

ScummVM - 1990

This is an updated version of Roberta Williams Mixed-Up Mother Goose. This version utilizes Sierras SCI game interpreter and features enhanced graphics and sound. The gameplay remains the same as the previous version; all of the nursery rhymes in Mother Goose Land have become mixed up! Your goal is to set things straight by locating missing items for each of the fairy tale characters in the land. When wandering around the land you can talk to the different characters (each from a different nursery rhyme) to find out what item it is they need; for example, Little Bo Peep is looking for her...

Oil's Well

Oil's Well

Apple II - Released - August 26, 1983

Oil's Well is a computer game distributed by Sierra On-Line in 1983, and again in 1990. The game was programmed by Thomas J. Mitchell and Bill Sargent. Bill Sargent went on to work on The Sims and SimCity 2000. Oil's Well is similar to the 1982 arcade game Anteater. The player attempts to manage an oil drilling operation and collect oil. This is done by moving the drill head through a maze using four directional control buttons; the head is trailed by a pipeline connecting it to the base. Subterranean creatures populate the maze; the head can destroy the creatures, but the pipeline is...

Peppers Adventures in Time

Peppers Adventures in Time

ScummVM - 1993

Peppers Adventures in Time is an educational game/adventure game released in 1993 by Sierra On-Line. The project was based on a concept by Sierra VP of Development/Creative Director, Bill Davis, who also designed the games main characters. The original plan was for this to be the first in a series of edutainment titles, in which the player, as Pepper, traveled back in time to set right mixed-up situations, surrounding famous individuals in history. The games working title was Twisty History.

Pepper's Adventures in Time

Pepper's Adventures in Time

Windows 3.X - Released - 1993

This point n' click adventure game is actually an edutainment (entertainment leading to education) title developed by Sierra, who were also responsible for other games such as the EcoQuest and Dr. Brain series. The object of this game is to help a little girl called Pepper, solve puzzles based on history and logic, so that she can fix the mess caused by Dr. Fred's time machine. At certain points in the game, the player is even allowed to control her pet dog, Lockjaw. The game consists of an educational factor where the player can learn about many important facts concerning the colonial...

Phantasmagoria

Phantasmagoria

ScummVM - Released - 1995

A writer named Adrienne Delaney has just moved into an old mansion with her photographer husband Donald. Shortly after moving in, Adrienne begins to experience horrifying nightmares and have odd encounters inside the creepy old abode. Furthermore, the house is having a severe effect on her husband, changing him for the worse. Adrienne must discover the secret of the house before the unknown force consumes her husband, and unravel the terrible events that have happened in the past. Phantasmagoria is an adventure game that places heavy emphasis on full motion video for exposition and...

Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh

Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh

ScummVM - Released - November 30, 1996

Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh is not an actual sequel to the original Phantasmagoria, but rather a follow-up that has similar themes and visual concept. The game is more heavy on puzzles and traditional adventure gameplay than its predecessor. The gameplay involves standard activities found in adventure games, including extended conversations with the characters featuring selectable dialogue topics, collecting and manipulating inventory items with the environment, etc. It is possible (and often necessary) to call characters on the phone, as well as check and answer e-mails accessed by the...

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

Little time has passed since the events of Police Quest, when Sonny Bonds climbed the ranks of the Lytton police department and became the key element in the arrest of Jesse Bains, the notorious drug lord. After the trial, Sonny's application to the Homicide division was accepted and proposed to Marie, who had her prostitution charges dropped and started a new life away from the streets. Life was good - until Bains escaped, taking advantage of a low-security prison and an inexperienced correctional officer. Sonny is now in danger from a vengeful Bains and is saddled with his new chain-smoker...

Police Quest II: The Vengeance

Police Quest II: The Vengeance

ScummVM - Released - November 1, 1988

Little time has passed since the events of Police Quest, when Sonny Bonds climbed the ranks of the Lytton police department and became the key element in the arrest of Jesse Bains, the notorious drug lord. After the trial, Sonny's application to the Homicide division was accepted and proposed to Marie, who had her prostitution charges dropped and started a new life away from the streets. Life was good - until Bains escaped, taking advantage of a low-security prison and an inexperienced correctional officer. Sonny is now in danger from a vengeful Bains and is saddled with his new chain-smoker...

Police Quest III: The Kindred

Police Quest III: The Kindred

ScummVM - Released - October 1, 1991

Sonny Bonds, the sergeant of Lytton police department, thought he could finally enjoy peaceful life with his wife Marie after the drug lord Jessie Bains has been put away for good. However, a series of gruesome murders perpetrated by a sinister cult known as "The Kindred" shocks the city. Marie becomes a victim of their attack and falls into a coma. It becomes Sonny's very personal mission to track down the attackers and make them pay for their crimes.

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

Apple II - Released - July 30, 1987

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel is an adventure game (and police simulation) produced by Jim Walls for Sierra On-Line, and originally released in 1987 built on their AGI. It was remade in 1992 using 256 color VGA graphics and the SCI engine, which dramatically improved the appearance and audio of the game, and replaced the command line interface with point and click. It is the first game in the Police Quest series and spawned two direct sequels, Police Quest II: The Vengeance and Police Quest III: The Kindred, as well as Police Quest: Open Season, Police Quest: SWAT, Police...

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

ScummVM - June 9, 1987

Sonny Bonds is a small town policeman who must fight against the rising tide of drugs in his city. The game is based on real police procedure and adheres carefully to following the rules of police work. Beginning as a patrol officer and working into detectives, Sonny will chase down the infamous Death Angel and put an end to his criminal underworld. A typical Sierra parser game built with the popular AGI engine, Police Quest differs from the others release by the company in the realism of the setting and travelling, that is done by car, controlled by the player using a overhead view...

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (SCI)

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (SCI)

ScummVM - Released - 1992

This enhanced remake of Police Quest has been completely re-drawn using 256-color VGA graphics. Instead of the text-based interface of the original version, the remake features icons corresponding to the commands Walk, Look, Touch, and Talk for interaction with the game world. The two versions also have some gameplay-related differences. The driving sequences from the original game have been simplified: the player is no longer required to physically navigate the car and input is limited to making the right turns while the car is driven automatically, and occasionally braking at stop signs....

Police Quest: Open Season

Police Quest: Open Season

ScummVM - Released - 1993

Someone's on a killing spree, and it's up to you to solve a string of seemingly random murders. Some clues may bring you closer to the killer. Some lead down blind alleys. You must find the killer before he strikes again. Play it by the book and you might just stay alive. Make a mistake and you could be the next victim. The first body was found in an alley at 3 a.m., the naked torso tortured and mutilated. Just another body in another alley on another morning in the City of Angels...but this one is more than a statistic to you. He's your best friend.

Quest for Glory Collection

Quest for Glory Collection

Windows - Released - May 10, 2012

The world of Gloriana, with all its wonderful diversity, awaits you. A compilation of: Hero's Quest: So You Want to Be a Hero Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire Quest for Glory III: Wages of War Quest For Glory: Shadows of the Darkness Quest for Glory I: So You Want to Be a Hero

Quest for Glory I: So You Want to Be a Hero

Quest for Glory I: So You Want to Be a Hero

ScummVM - Released - October 1, 1989

The little town of Spielburg is populated mostly by beer-drinking humans and some centaurs who like working in the field. Spielburg is surrounded by forests and mountains, where all kinds of weird creatures dwell: ogres, goblins, talking foxes, stupid magicians, and others. Lately, Spielburg has been assaulted by brigands; besides, the witch Baba Yaga is not to be trusted. The town has everything it needs--even a Thieves Guild--except a strong, brave hero who would protect it. So when a wandering adventurer enters the town, he quickly realizes that his skills might be of use. Hero's Quest:...

Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire

Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire

MS-DOS - Released - November 1, 1990

Trial by Fire is the sequel to Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero. It takes place in the town Shapeir and the desert surrounding it, in a Middle East-like environment. It seems that the powerful elemental spirits have been troubling the Shapeir folk recently. Something, or someone, is behind those troubles. It is the hero's task to find out what is going on, get acquainted with the many inhabitants of Shapeir, and prove once more that he is worthy of his heroic title. Like its predecessor, Trial by Fire is a hybrid game that incorporates elements from adventure and role-playing genres....

Quest for Glory III: Wages of War

Quest for Glory III: Wages of War

ScummVM - Released - August 1, 1992

Wages of War is the third game in the Quest for Glory series. It is set in the Africa-like world of Tarna, where the hero travels with paladin Rakeesh, his new Liontaur friend he has met in the previous game. Shortly after his arrival, the hero learns about the conflict between the human Simbani tribe and the seemingly malevolent neighboring Leopardmen. It is now time for our hero to become a skillful diplomat and prevent an upcoming war between the two nations. The basic gameplay system is similar to that of the two preceding games. The game has an adventure-like structure and gameplay...

Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness

Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness

ScummVM - Released - March 1, 1993

Shadows of Darkness is the fourth Quest for Glory game. It is a journey into the land of Mordavia - a setting influenced by Eastern Europe, particularly its Slavic areal. The hero had just begun to enjoy his victory in Tarna, when a spell zapped him into parts unknown, without a weapon, items, or even a source of light. Shortly after finding his way out of the dark cave, the hero meets a mysterious woman named Katrina. He traverses the swamps in the dark forest and finally reaches the town. However, the town is also engulfed by a foreboding atmosphere, and the hero cannot allow himself to...

Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness

Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness

Windows 3.X - Released - 1993

Shadows of Darkness is the fourth Quest for Glory game. It is a journey into the land of Mordavia - a setting influenced by Eastern Europe, particularly its Slavic areal. The hero had just begun to enjoy his victory in Tarna, when a spell zapped him into parts unknown, without a weapon, items, or even a source of light. Shortly after finding his way out of the dark cave, the hero meets a mysterious woman named Katrina. He traverses the swamps in the dark forest and finally reaches the town. However, the town is also engulfed by a foreboding atmosphere, and the hero cannot allow himself to...

Roberta Williams' Mixed-Up Mother Goose

Roberta Williams' Mixed-Up Mother Goose

Windows 3.X - Released - 1992

This is a totally rewritten version of the original Mixed Up Mother Goose, featuring enhanced MIDI soundtrack, VGA graphics, complete digitized speech along with improved animations and a few other goodies.

Roberta Williams' Mixed-Up Mother Goose

Roberta Williams' Mixed-Up Mother Goose

ScummVM - 1992

This is a totally rewritten version of the original Mixed Up Mother Goose, featuring enhanced MIDI soundtrack, VGA graphics, complete digitized speech along with improved animations and a few other goodies.

Shivers

Shivers

ScummVM - Released - September 30, 1995

Surviving a dare by your friends to spend the night in a haunted museum is how Shivers begins, but it soon turns into a challenge of capturing the evil Ixupi, ghosts of South American legend, in pots scattered throughout the museum. The game is similar to Myst in many aspects in that it's an adventure game with a 1st-person slideshow-type presentation. Though unlike Myst, you have a life meter and the Ixupi can steal life from it if you aren't careful.

Slater & Charlie Go Camping

Slater & Charlie Go Camping

ScummVM - May 19, 1993

Slater the Petrosaur, protagonist of Sierras Oils Well remake, has got himself a buddy in the form of Charlie, another dinosaur of indeterminate species. Together, they visit various locations and undertake various tasks toward the end of enjoying a camping trip in the great outdoors together. The game is presented as a series of static images, described in text at the bottom of the screen -- then optionally narrated for children whose reading skills arent yet up to keeping up with the plot. After each description has been read, the illustrations can be interacted with like a pop-up book,...

Slater & Charlie Go Camping

Slater & Charlie Go Camping

MS-DOS - Released - May 19, 1993

Slater the Petrosaur, protagonist of Sierra's Oil's Well remake, has got himself a buddy in the form of Charlie, another dinosaur of indeterminate species. Together, they visit various locations and undertake various tasks toward the end of enjoying a camping trip in the great outdoors together. The game is presented as a series of static images, described in text at the bottom of the screen -- then optionally narrated for children whose reading skills aren't yet up to keeping up with the plot. After each description has been read, the illustrations can be interacted with like a pop-up...

Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier

Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier

Windows 3.X - Released - March 1, 1995

Roger Wilco, the brave interstellar janitor who has already saved the universe from many great dangers, is now in a very embarrassing position. His commanders show no respect for his courageous actions in the previous game. Instead, he is being accused of all kinds of violations against the galactic law, is deprived of all the honors he got in the previous game, and as a token of mercy, is allowed to return to his old job - cleaning closets... But those unfortunate events are just the beginning of much bigger troubles Roger will get into. Once again, the future of galaxy depends on...

Space Quest I

Space Quest I

Apple II - Released - July 29, 1986

Roger Wilco is one of the most important men on the starship Arcada: he is the janitor! Just when he was doing what he does best (dozing off in a closet), the shrill sound of an alarm penetrated the air. Arcada is attacked by the evil Sariens! Before Roger realizes what is going on, he discovers that he is the only survivor. The Sariens have killed the entire crew and stolen the valuable Star Generator. Roger's immediate task is to find a way to leave Arcada, which is about to explode in fifteen minutes. And then he'll have to show the Sariens why they should never mess with brave...

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