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Game Title:
Shivers 2: Harvest of Souls
Release Date: xx-xx-1997
Release Number: 1
Series: CD-Rom Era

Description:  Shivers 2: Harvest of Souls takes place in a deserted town named Cyclone in the southwest. You arrive to discover that your friends, the band Trip Cyclone, have mysteriously disappeared. Although, they left clues imbedded in their music videos for you decipher so that you may discover what happened to them, as well as the rest of the town.  (From Mobygames description)


Roberta Williams, who designed Sierra's first game, Mystery House in 1980, felt it was time to write another murder mystery which lived up to the computer capabilities of the late eighties. Mystery House, which was put on public domain in 1988, was the first computer game ever with graphics, but it lacked colors, animation and sound. The Colonel's Bequest was developed, using EGA graphics, Sierra's SCI engine, sound and a music score, as well as featuring a deeper plot and more detailed character descriptions.

The game has a sequel, The Dagger of Amon Ra, which is also the last Laura Bow game. Both games are also included in the 1997 King's Quest Collection and the Roberta Williams Anthology. Although the original release of The Colonel's Bequest can still relatively easily be found on online auctions, a complete original game is considered as a true collector's item, as it contains many goodies which are often missing from second-hand sales, particularly the Laura Bow pen and notebook. The games copyright protection is also quite original: the gamer needs to use a magnifying glass (included in the box) to identify a fingerprint on the game screen.

Comments

Technical Tip: This game is compatible with the Rumble Pak accessory for the Nintendo DS. Be sure to have it inserted (if you have one) in the DS''s GBA Slot before starting to play this game. Does this mean Shivers was ported/is being ported to the DS?!?!??!? I would kill to get my hands on that. Especially the second game, because I can''t get it to work on my computer.

 DeadCell  6/14/2010

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