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Game Title:
Hi-Res Adventure #0: Mission Asteroid
Release Date: xx-xx-1980
Release Number: 1
Series: Hi-Res Adventures
Previous Game in Series: Hi-Res Adventure #2: The Wizard and the Princess
Next Game in Series: Hi-Res Adventure #3: Cranston Manor

Description: In this game, you play an astronaut who is asked by Mission Control to send a rocket up to an asteroid and blow it up before it reaches Earth. The trouble is: you will be unable to find the asteroid without a flight plan. This early adventure game is very short, and, in order to accomplish the task, the game requires you to enter one- or two-word commands to perform various actions. The game may be saved to a floppy disk at any point in the game.  (From Mobygames description)

Alternate Releases:
Mission: Asteroid (White Folder)
Mission: Asteroid (Black Box)



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've dug out the old Apple 2+ from my folks house for my 5 year old son. He simply loves Missiin Asteroid. He reads and figured out all the puzzles by himself. Hasnt solved it but he's gotten close. Still can't believe the disk booted after all these years. THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF MY CHILDHOOD!

 dave  12/5/2013

mission asteroid is a game that i will treasure when i play this game i get lost for hours the graphics are very colorful

 eric surrarrer  10/19/2012

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