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Game Title: MissionForce: Cyberstorm
Release Date: xx-xx-1996
Release Number: 1
Previous Game in Series: Earthsiege 2
Next Game in Series: Cyberstorm 2: Corporate Wars
Series: Earthsiege

Description:  Prometheus is believed destroyed, but the Cybrid menace has not ended. As the humans expanded out into interstellar space, we've found more Cybrids, and they will be exterminated wherever they are found...  As a new commander at Unitech, your job is to command your bioderms (cloned pilots) and the Hercs to mine the various planets in the system, wipe out any Cybrids you see, and eventually take out the main Cybrid nexus in the system. As you advance in rank you will gain access to more power tech, HERCs, and more valuable bioderms. Each planet has different terrain that'll affect how you fight, and your bioderms will grow in experience and even perish in combat. Make money by mining and killing Cybrids to afford the weapons, HERCs, and bioderms. With hundreds of different weapons (projectile, laser, plasma, missile, indirect, ELF, special) and plenty of other equipment to mount, and over a dozen different HERC models to outfit, variety is endless. With three systems to exterminate, there will be plenty of battles to perfect your skills.  (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

I have this disk, too. It was an excellent game. I care more about replay value and depth, not pretty graphics that tank systems over a year old. This game would be perfect for a revival. Same with cyberstorm 2: corporate wars.

 Jbird  10/6/2017

Still have this disk. Really wish it would work with the operating systems. Many good times. Thanks Sierra

 Al Warren  8/7/2016

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