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  • INFOCOM


    • The Adventure Collection - Infocom / Activision; 1995; 1CD; DOS / Win 3.1 / Mac.

      CONTAINS:

        Border Zone  "Three chapters, each a story in itself. In each you play a different character who is involved in the assassination attempt of an American ambassador. Action and intrigue."

        Cutthroats  "You are a skilled diver trying to salvage a sunken treasure from one of four shipwrecks. But don't trust your fellow divers."

        Infidel  "Branded an Infidel, you are a small-time explorer, marooned by your crew, trying to find a great lost pyramid and its treasure in the desert."

        Plundered Hearts  "You are a genteel young Englishwoman in the late 1600s, traveling to the West Indies to care for your ailing father, when you are abducted by a pirate captain."

        Trinity  "You are an American tourist on vacation in London when a bomb is dropped on it, but you escape to another dimension."

        Bonus Title - Zork III  "In the very heart of the Great Underground Empire, you must confront the enigmatic Dungeon Master and discover his secret purpose."

        Bonus Title - Planetfall  "You are a native of the planet Gallium and your family has always served in the Stellar Patrol. Now it's your turn."


    • Arthur, The Quest for Excalibur - Infocom; 1989; 3.5" and 5.25"; DOS.

      "In the days before Camelot, when magic and evil ruled England, you are Arthur, the son and true heir of the High King. But the sword in the stone, Excalibur, has been stolen by the evil King Lot and you have only 3 days to get it back. Merlin the Enchanter will give you the power, but it's how you use it that will determine your success."


    • Classic Text Adventure Masterpieces of Infocom (1981-1989) - Infocom / Activision; 1996; 1CD; DOS / Windows 3.1 / Windows 95 / Mac.

      "This is the ultimate collection for the text-based adventure connoisseur. The Masterpieces of Infocom. This mega-anthology contains over 30 of Infocom's creations plus 6 winners from the annual Text Adventure Authorship Contest, plus special surprises from the archives of Infocom."

      CONTAINS:

        A Mind Forever Voyaging
        Arthur: The Quest For Excalibur
        Ballyhoo
        Beyond Zork
        Border Zone
        Bureaucracy
        Cutthroats
        Deadline
        Enchanter
        Hollywood Hijinx
        Infidel
        Journey
        Leather Goddesses of Phobos
        Lurking Horror
        Moonmist
        Nord And Bert Couldn't Make Head Or Tail Of It
        Planetfall
        Plundered Hearts
        Seastalker
        Sherlock
        Sorcerer
        Spellbreaker
        Starcross
        Stationfall
        Suspect
        Suspended
        Trinity
        Wishbringer
        Witness
        Zork I
        Zork II
        Zork III
        Zork Zero


    • The Comedy Collection - Infocom / Activision; 1995; 1CD; DOS / Win 3.1 / Mac.

      CONTAINS:

        Ballyhoo  "You are a spectator who went to the circus, an outsider, and now you're trying to find a kidnapped girl you've never met, in a place you know nothing about, among bizarre people who want nothing to do with you."

        Bureaucracy  "You moved, but the bank kept your old name and address. Now they say you have no money and your credit card won't work."

        Hollywood Hijinx  "You will inherit a multimillion dollar estate if you can just spend one night in the house and find a treasure or two."

        Nord And Bert Couldn't Make Head Or Tail Of It  "Various types of wordplay puzzles. See if you can 'cut the mustard' with idioms or 'hit the nail on the head' with the right cliche."

        Bonus Title - Zork 1  "You are a treasure hunter venturing into the ruins of an ancient underground empire in search of wealth and adventure."

        Bonus Title - Planetfall  "You are a native of the planet Gallium and your family has always served in the Stellar Patrol. Now it's your turn."


    • The Fantasy Collection - Infocom / Activision; 1995; 1CD; DOS / Win 3.1 / Mac.

      CONTAINS:

        Enchanter  "An evil Warlock has subjugated the land. You are a fledgling Enchanter who knows the basics, but you will have to learn more and use your wits to free the land."

        Seastalker  "You are a famous young scientist and inventor of a 2-person submarine. A hugh sea monster is attacking outside and you have a traitor inside."

        Sorcerer  "You are a famous Enchanter now and your friend and mentor, the powerful Belboz has vanished. Is he being used by the forces of darkness?"

        Spellbreaker  "You are now a Mage, a leader in the Circle of Enchanters. But why won't the spells work anymore? Is magic itself failing?"

        Wishbringer  "Everyone is looking for the magic stone of dreams, the Wishbringer. But only you can find it and use its powers to make your town safe again."

        Bonus Title - Zork II  "You explore a long hidden region of the Empire, one dominated by the Wizard of Frobozz. You must learn to control his magical powers."

        Bonus Title - Planetfall  "You are a native of the planet Gallium and your family has always served in the Stellar Patrol. Now it's your turn."


    • The Lost Treasures of Infocom II - Infocom / Activision; 1992; 1CD; DOS / Mac.

      CD-ROM VERSION CONTAINS:

        A Mind Forever Voyaging
        Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur
        Border Zone
        Bureaucracy
        Cutthroats
        Hollywood Hijinx
        Journey
        Nord And Bert Couldn't Make Head Or Tail Of It
        Plundered Hearts
        Seastalker
        Sherlock
        Shogun
        Trinity
        Wishbringer


    • The Mystery Collection - Infocom / Activision; 1995; 1CD; DOS / Win 3.1 / Mac.

      CONTAINS:

        Deadline  "A wealthy industrialist committed suicide. Or did he? You are Chief of Detectives and you have 12 hours to crack the case."

        Lurking Horror  "You are a student at GUE Tech, trapped there late one night by a blizzard. But, fortunately, you are not alone. Or is that unfortunately?"

        Moonmist  "You are a famous young American detective in England at Tresyllian Castle, at the request of a friend. Is that a real ghost? Or just someone who's trying to scare the others away from the treasure there?"

        Sherlock  "In 'The Riddle of the Crown Jewels', you are Dr. Watson and you have just received an urgent summons from Sherlock Holmes' landlady to come to his residence."

        Suspect  "You are a newspaper reporter at a fancy costume ball on Halloween when you are framed for a murder. Who really did it?"

        Witness  "It is 1938 and you are a police detective working near Los Angeles. A frightened man asks for your protection, but too late. Can you find the killer?"

        Bonus Title - Zork Zero  "Megaboz's curse 90 years ago now threatens the Great Underground Empire itself! Only you know what must be done to stop it."

        Bonus Title - Planetfall  "You are a native of the planet Gallium and your family has always served in the Stellar Patrol. Now it's your turn."


    • The Sci-Fi Collection - Infocom / Activision; 1995; 1CD; DOS / Win 3.1 / MAC.

      CONTAINS:

        A Mind Forever Voyaging  "It is 2031 and you are PRISM, the world's first sentient machine. A government group has a plan to improve the world and you have been chosen to test it in a simulation of the future."

        Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  "You are Arthur Dent, an ordinary man who gets taken on an interstellar ride just before Earth is destroyed, plummeting you into a series of misadventures beyond comprehension."

        Starcross  "You are a black hole miner searching for energy when you unexpectedly rendezvous with a gargantuan alien spaceship from the outer fringes of the galaxy."

        Stationfall  "You are now a Lieutenant First Class in the Stellar Patrol, but is it only going to be tedious paperwork forever?"

        Suspended  "You are the Central Mentality on an advanced semi-automated planet with 6 robots at your disposal. But now the planet is in chaos."

        Bonus Title - Beyond Zork  "All the enchanters have disappeared. Now you, a simple peasant are growing in magical strength and power and have an opportunity to claim the most fabulous treasure of all: the fabled Coconut of Quendor."

        Bonus Title - Planetfall  "You are a native of the planet Gallium and your family has always served in the Stellar Patrol. Now it's your turn."


    • Trinity - Infocom; 1986; 5.25"; DOS.

      "It's the last day of your $599 London vacation. Unfortunately, it's also the first day of World War III and only seconds remain before an H-bomb vaporizes the city and you with it. Unless you escape to another time, another dimension. Go on a journey back to the dawn of the atomic age, where the course of history is in your hands."


    • The Zork Anthology - Infocom / Activision; 1994; 1CD; DOS / Mac.  Also released on One 3.5 Inch Disk.

      CONTAINS:

        Zork I  "Embark on a magical fantasy where fabulous treasures, exotic creatures and diabolical puzzles draw you in deeper than the darkest caverns in the Great Underground Empire."  A reproduction of the Map used in the game.

        Zork II  "Reckon with a capricious sorcerer-on-the-verge-of-senility as you explore a hidden region of the Great Underground Empire on a quest to master the powers of the once-great Wizard of Frobozz."  A reproduction of the Map used in the game.

        Zork III  "Take the plunge into the heart of the Great Underground Empire to uncover the secret purpose of the enigmatic Dungeon Master for your ultimate triumph or destruction."  A reproduction of the Map used in the game.

        Beyond Zork  "Use your strong character to solve puzzles, avoid traps, and fight Zorkian monsters in your quest to claim the fabled treasure: the Coconut of Quendor."  A reproduction of the Map used in the game.

        Zork Zero  "Return to the Age of the Flatheads with the Court Jester as your sole companion. Allay the curse of the great wizard Megaboz to save the Great Underground Empire of Zork."

        Bonus Title - Planetfall  "You are a native of the planet Gallium and your family has always served in the Stellar Patrol. Now it's your turn."  A reproduction of the Emergency Last Will and Testament used in the game.

        240 Page Manual  Reproduces all of the original information provided with the above games when they were first released by Infocom.


    • Zork Classics Interactive Fiction - Infocom / Activision; 1999; 1CD; Win 95 / 98.

      "In 1977, deep in the dark recesses of M.I.T., two great minds and a mystifying mainframe gave rise to a magical underground universe of interactive fiction games, called Zork, and revolutionized computer entertainment forever. Talk to the story and it talks right back, allowing you to shape the course of events through your choice of actions, with hundreds of alternatives at every step. Dare to explore the greatest computer adventures of all time, the classic saga of Zork."

      CONTAINS:

        Zork I: The Great Underground Empire  "This phenomenally popular story plunges you into the extraordinary environs of the Great Underground Empire in search of incomparable treasures. You'll come face to face with outlandish creatures as you make an amazing odyssey with so many twists it can offer new surprises every time you explore it."

        Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz "The Wizard of Frobozz takes you to new subterranean depths where you'll constantly confront new surprises, including the addled Wizard himself, who'll endeavor to confound you with his capricious powers. It's a challenge the like of which you've never experienced before."

        Zork III: The Dungeon Master  "The Dungeon Master draws you into the deepest and most mysterious reaches of the Great Underground Empire, testing your wisdom and courage as never before. Nothing is as it seems. And the one responsible for the shadow and darkness, the Dungeon Master, embodies the greatest mystery of all."

        Enchanter  "In this, the first of the Enchanter Trilogy, you are chosen by fate to match your spellcasting skills as a novice necromancer against those of an evil warlock who holds sway over the land. Succeed and you'll earn a seat in the illustrious Circle of Enchanters; fail and ..... but one doesn't speak of such things."

        Sorcerer  "It is feared that Belboz the Necromancer, grand leader of the Guild of Enchanters, is under the power of evil sorcery, threatening the freedom of the land and the Circle of Enchanters' very existence. To locate your mentor in the treacherous mists of time, you must gain the powers and cunning of a Sorcerer."

        Spellbreaker  "In this riveting conclusion to the Enchanter Trilogy, a world founded on sorcery suddenly finds its magic failing. And you, now leader of the Circle of Enchanters, must uncover and destroy the cause of this paralyzing chaos if civilization is to hold any hope for survival."

        Wishbringer  "You begin as an ordinary mail clerk delivering a mysterious ransom note and end up, magic stone in hand, embarking on a remarkable series of whimsical adventures. You'll need all the wishes that the stone will grant you. Because your final destination is somewhere beyond your wildest dreams."

        Beyond Zork  "Dark times have fallen upon the South lands of Quendor, and everyone you meet seems intent on testing your abilities to the utmost. Now you must solve puzzles, avoid traps and fight Zorkian monsters in your quest to claim the ultimate fabled treasure, the Coconut of Quendor."

        Zork Zero  "In this prequel to the Zork trilogy, you will return to the Age of the Flatheads, where you will glimpse the Great Underground Empire during its heyday, and witness its monumental fall. With the court jester as your sole companion, allay the curse of the great wizard Megaboz to save the Great Underground Empire of Zork."

    • New!  Zork Zero  -  Infocom;  1988;  Two 3.5 Inch LD Disks and Three 5.25 Inch LD Floppy Disks;  DOS.

      " In this prequel to the Zork trilogy, you will return to the Age of the Flatheads, where you will glimpse the Great Underground Empire during its heyday, and witness its monumental fall. With the court jester as your sole companion, allay the curse of the great wizard Megaboz to save the Great Underground Empire of Zork."


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