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Game Title:
Mixed Up Mother Goose
Release Date: xx-xx-1987
Release Number:
1
Designer: Roberta Williams

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.  (From Mobygames description)

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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

Mixed Up Mother Goose wasn't the first Sierra game I bought.  In fact, I have the entire King's Quest series.  But I bought this one for my younger daughter, who was too young to enjoy the King's Quest series that her older sister was playing.

We spent many hours sitting in front of the computer screen with her in my lap, playing that game.  I'm now trying to get that set up for her sons to play.  Thank you!

 Brian Abernathy  6/25/2016

Going through my parents old study, I just found our original copy of this game! I loved paying it as a child and still remember it clearly - even though its been 20-25 years! The disks are unusable on our computer now of course, but I couldn't bring myself to get rid of it :-)

 Cassie  7/22/2012

My sister and I played this game when we were young. We can´t find it anywhere anymore, is there any place we can buy it?

 Belinda  10/24/2010

I love this game - I played it when it came out and I still play it. I''m 53. It''s like bubble gum for the mind.

 Bob  4/19/2010

My son loved this game, he still talks about it and he is 18.

 Karen  3/27/2010

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