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Game Title: NASCAR Racing 4
Release Date: xx-xx-2001
Release Number: 1
Previous Game in Series: NASCAR Racing 3
Series: Papyrus

Description:  NASCAR Racing is back for 2001 better than ever! For the first time for NASCAR game, the Daytona track! Arcade racing mode for the novices, simulation mode for the experts, multiplayer mode for up to 32 players. Improved physics model, improved graphics engine with real-time shading. Improved radio chatter, ability to tell pit crew what to do before you pit... And much more.  (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.

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