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Game Title: Crazy Nick's Software Picks Collection
Release Date: xx-xx-1992

Description:  Crazy Nick's Software Picks were budget releases by Sierra that were compilations that consisted solely of the arcade mini-games from several of their adventure game releases.

They included:
King Graham's Board Game Challenge
Roger Wilco's Spaced Out Game Pack (Not Pictured)
Leisure Suit Larry Casino
Parlor Games with Laura Bow
Robin Hood's Game of Skill and Chance




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.


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Can these games be physically purchased anywhere anymore?

 klizine  6/12/2017

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