November 14, 2003 at 7:00 am #20687
Ken mentioned that Sierra was once featured in the legendary MAD Magazine. Indeed it was! On page 10 in the January 1990 issue, the Leisure Suit Larry and King’s Quest gets spoofed in a section titled “The MAD Guide to New Computer Games”. A great moment for Sierra! 🙂
I’ve edited your post and included a new scan of the article as well as a scan of the cover, click the attachment links below to see them full size. I’ve also embedded thumbnails into this message 🙂 – Brandon.
February 6, 2004 at 1:30 pm #20688
(re: Sierra spoof in MAD Magazine)
That’s hilarious. I actually remember owning that issue.
Knowing me I probably bought it just because of the Sierra references.
February 7, 2004 at 4:15 am #20689
(re: re: Sierra spoof in MAD Magazine)
Odd…I remember something exactly like that appearing in a ’95 (?) issue. It must have been a repeat. Incidentally, I still have a copy and posess a scanner, if anyone wants to see it. The spoofs had hardly anything to do with the games they were based on, though.
(Oops…sorry, I didn’t realize that it was already uploaded…it was late when I first wrote this. Sorry.)
February 7, 2004 at 7:22 am #20690
(re: re: re: Sierra spoof in MAD Magazine)
Just to keep other people from having to squint at their monitors, here’s the text that goes along with the SeeError screenshots:
Paternity Suit Larry: Lounge Lizards IV
Larry’s caught with his pantw down this time — and the joys of fatherhood are hitting him where it hurts!
Now, our polyester-clad hero is a hunted man, chased by everyone from private investigators to process servers, from child custody case workers to his ex-girlfriend’s shotgun-toting father!
With the right kind of help, Larry might still shirk the responsibilities of parenthood — and find a good time along the way. Without it, this lounge lizard is one endangered species!
For adults of all ages only. [SeeError]
King’s Digest XIV: Perils of Mozzarella
The latest time-wasting interactive adventure in the King’s Digest series!
Can you help Princess Mozzarella and her sidekick Pepto rescue the Green Goddess from the evil Kitchen Magician? Or will you all be sliced, diced and cast into the Pit of Indigestion?
Sound far-fetched? You bet — but if reality was so great, you wouldn’t blow thirty bucks on a computer game anyway! Be warned, though — with 20 disks of endless options, a 700-page instruction manual and a cast of thousands, Perils of Mozzarella is a mouthfull — and not for the weak of stomach! [SeeError]