(re: Police Quest Collection ver 2) Looks like the UK marketing division, apart from making the box a bit narrower and dropping the “over $200 value” blurb, decided to skip the manual completely and just include a 1998/99 Sierra/Blizzard software catalogue instead. I bought the collection in a store yesterday (so it wasn’t a second-hand copy), and the clerk was as surprised as I was when I asked him about it today. He did offer a refund, but I decided to see if there’s still anyone home at Sierra’s UK support address.
Sometimes I wonder why I even bother paying for budget re-releases of older adventure games. In my experience they almost always manage to leave out information needed to complete the game, though usually not as blatantly as this one. 🙁