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C.I.A. Adventure  International PC Owners1982C.I.A. Adventure is a text-based adventure game. The player works for the C.I.A. and is assigned to recover a valuable ruby. The ruby is being used in a top secret laser project, but it has been stolen by a spy ring called Chaos! It is believed the ruby is still somewhere in the neighborhood. For this assignment, the player will be working with a partner (the computer). By entering two word commands, the player can tell the computer what to do in order to explore their surroundings and find clues. The player must make sure Chaos doesn't catch them. labelimagesubject
Zork I: The Great Underground Empire  Infocom1982Difficulty Level: | Junior | Introductory |[b]>>STANDARD<<[/b]| Advanced | Expert |

Enter the Great Underground Empire to collect the Nineteen Treasures of Zork in this text-adventure (interactive fiction) without graphics.
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In Search of the Most Amazing Thing Spinnaker Software1983Although marketed as a children's game, ISOTMAT drew acclaim from players of all ages for its original concept and imaginative game world. The game begins on a mysterious planet, Porquatz, with the androgynous player, Terry Bailey, exploring his/her subterranean home city by elevator. Terry's mysterious uncle, Smoke Bailey, has recently arrived in a strange craft known as the B-Liner, a hybridized all-terrain vehicle and hot-air balloon. Finding Smoke napping in his room, and waking him from his reverie with repeated shouts, Terry is tasked by Smoke to embark in the B-Liner on a quest for a lost artifact known only as "The Most Amazing Thing". Navigating the world outside the city, known as the Mire, is a considerable challenge. Driving the B-Liner over the tar-like surface is easy, but consumes precious fuel. To conserve fuel, the B-Liner can float above the Mire in unpowered flight, but this requires the player to carefully trim the B-Liner's altitude to take advantage of different wind currents prevailing at different altitudes. To investigate notable objects in the Mire, the player can perform EVA using a personal jetpack. Encounters range from the benign Popberry trees, which provide fuel for the B-Liner, to the deadly Mire crabs, to the quizzical merchant aliens who provide Terry with vital clues and supplies for the quest. To trade with these aliens, the player must create Musix, a simple line-drawing translated by the game into an atonal melody, which is then evaluated by the aliens according to their inscrutable aesthetics. Due to their intrinsic shyness — and the limited graphical technology available to the game's designers — the aliens communicate with the player entirely in a form of semaphore code, utilizing the only visible part of their anatomy: twin antennae, protruding coyly over the edge of the aliens' "desks". There is no linear path that you must follow, making this game a new experience every time you play the game, as each new game creates a random new world to explore. labelimagesubject
NetHack Stichting Matematisch Centrum & M.Stephenson1985'NetHack is a single player dungeon exploration game that runs on a wide variety of computer systems, with a variety of graphical and text interfaces all using the same game engine. Unlike many other Dungeons & Dragons-inspired games, the emphasis in NetHack is on discovering the detail of the dungeon and not simply killing everything in sight - in fact, killing everything in sight is a good way to die quickly. Each game presents a different landscape - the random number generator provides an essentially unlimited number of variations of the dungeon and its denizens to be discovered by the player in one of a number of characters: you can pick your race, your role, and your gender.'
[From official site]***Freeware, the newest version- v.3.4.0- 03.2002
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Softporn II ?1985In the shadowy dives of Hoboken, New York, a lust-crazed man seals a final tryst with an old flame on the eve of her permanent relocation to far Denmark with her husband.

This is a game that simulates a sexual exchange between a man (the player) and a simulated woman. Taking initial user input for the players' names, personality traits and measurements, it equips them with appropriate adjectives and behaviors and points them in the direction of the player's garret.

Actual game input overlooks the strengths of a text parser, with viable options including various combinations of vanilla erogenous zones with hands and mouths. When the arousal levels of both parties is sufficient (both the male being flagged with "hard" status and the woman with "wet" -- indicated by the game via the report command) simulated penetration is allowed.
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Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge  Sierra On-Line1987
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Gold Rush! Sierra On-Line1988 labelimageminimize
Ooze: Creepy Nites  Dragonware1988 labelimageminimize
Leisure Suit Larry 2  Sierra On-Line1988 labelimageminimize
Emmanuelle Coktel Vision;Tomahawk (Coktel Vision)1989 labelimageminimize
Legend of Djel Tomahawk (Coktel Vision)1989 labelimageminimize
Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patty in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals! Sierra On-Line1989French version
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[52]***Are you smooth, suave, single guy on the make or maybe you fancy yourself the sleek, sexy femme fatale? Whoever you are, get ready for a look at the other side of life. In Sierra's latest 3-D adventure, Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals, you're BOTH

As Larry... you'll get dumped by your woman and lose your job at Natives, Inc. What better reason to take off into the steamy jungle ruled by Amazon cannibal woman.

As Patti... you'll follow Larry's trail deep into the overgrown jungle. Find your lover, and rescue him from a life of sex slavery at the hands of the man-eating cannibal Amazon women who have taken him prisoner.

Leisure Suit Larry III is the first Sierra game ever to allow you to switch roles and see the story from another point of view. In our first ever role-switching adventure, you'll experience a new dimension of computer adventure. Become Larry, trying to find himself in the jungles of Nontoonyt Island, and Passionate Patti, searching for the man of her dreams (who seems to have dropped off the face of the earth).
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Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero  Sierra On-Line1989[media=youtube]1Jll6MAqW5o[/media]***
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Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon Sierra On-Line1989[media=youtube]TGItfTJwKdI[/media]***2009-07-23 on Steam, by Activision (lang: eng)***The Two Guys from Andromeda, designers of the graphically extravagant (and satirically sensational) Space Quest series, have disappeared into thin oxygen! Hysterical game fanatics around the world await word on the whereabouts of these celestial celebrities!

Who could be the mastermind behind this evil plot?

Could it be the Pirates of Pestulon, known for their plundering, preying and unprincipaled practices? Or maybe the legions of Space Quest fans who would kill to be the first to play Space Quest III (the graphic adventure game with the closest thing yet to motion picture-quality animation). Not to be forgotten are the monkey-suited minions of Sludge Vohaul (from our last episode), who would love to make banana pudding out of those responsible for putting them behind bars.

Holy SpaceWaste, space adventurers, find out for yourself as Roger Wilco, intergalactic garbageman, returns to the rescue!

Features:
- Superior graphics and animation combine to create a true interactive cartoon where you become the central character.
- Includes an original musical score (over 30 minutes long) created by rock 'n roll legend Supertramp's Bob Siebenberg.
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Strider U.S. Gold (Tiertex)1989 labelimageminimize
Countdown Access Software1990 labelimageminimize
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Accolade (Horror Soft)1990
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[63]***Runs under the AberMUD5 MUD driver with a graphical front end added.
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Eye of the Beholder  SSI (Westwood Studios)1990
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[37]***You control a party of four heroes tasked by the lords of Waterdeep to investigate some foul stuff going on by entering the vast sewer system below the city.

Saved games can be loaded into a new game in the sequel ([game=#40320]EOB2[/game]); minus the special items.
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Hugo's House of Horrors Gray Design Associates1990 labelimageminimize
La Diosa de Cozumel Aventuras AD1990 labelimageminimize
Loom  Lucasfilm Games1990CD-ROM version
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[37]***2009-07-08 on Steam, by LucasArts (lang: eng) - 256 color enhanced version (runs through some odd emulator that enforces 2xSAI or similar filter, too)***Fantasy adventure by LucasArts. This is one of their earlier adventure titles, and it's fairly short, but it's a fun story. You play Bobbin Threadbare, apprentice Weaver, a young man caught in the inevitable pull of destiny. The graphics use only 16-colors but are very well drawn (they're the kind that sold systems back then). The interface is simple, and the puzzles utilize the interesting concept of magic through a musical sequence. Certain actions cause magical notes to resonate through Bobbin's staff, and if he can memorize the sequence he can use it to invoke the action in another object. Some of the more ingenious puzzles also involve reversing a sequence to cause the opposite reaction. I think there should have been more throwaway animations for using the wrong sequence instead of just one generic 'wrong sequence' animation, but even without that the game is worthwhile, if short. The setting reminds me of Ursula K. LeGuin's Earthsea trilogy for some reason. Of special note is the fine musical score, adapted from Tschaikovsky's ballet 'Swan Lake.'
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Nephi's Quest Compuclassics;Eagle Marketing (TechnoCrafts Unlimited)1990This game is considered to be of the historical genre to those who believe it to be true. Intended to be played by a family.

Requires 8088/86 CPU, 8mhz recommended, 512 KB RAM, CGA/EGA/MCGA/Tandy/PCjr/VGA video, Optional PC Speaker, Joystick, Mouse, Keyboard.

The specifying of an 8 mhz CPU suggests an overclocked IBM PC/AT, overclocked PS/2, or odd PC clone as the recommended system. Such things were actually offered by IBM and some clone manufacturers but this was hardly the most common thing especially in 1990 (many old systems were 6 mhz and under or most were 16mhz and over).
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Operation Stealth  U.S. Gold;Interplay Entertainment (Delphine Software)1990
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[37]***Operation Stealth is the second game to feature the exclusive Cinématique operating system, which Delphine have refined and developed since the release of Future Wars.

Set in the world of international espionage, Operation Stealth plunges you headfirst into a brand new Cinématique interactive adventure.
- Full compatibility with Adlib an Roland Sonic Support
- Superbly atmospheric musical score
- 256 colours
- High definition graphics
- Detailed animation
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Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire Sierra On-Line1990 labelimageminimize
Rise of the Dragon Sierra On-Line (Dynamix)1990
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Sex Olympics  Free Spirit Software1990 labelimageminimize
Sunny Shine: On the Funny Side of Life  Philip Morris (Rainbow Arts)1990 labelimageminimize
The Secret of Monkey Island LucasArts1990
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[37]***The first 256-color LucasArts adventure game, and the beginning of their popular Monkey Island series. Join underappreciated hero Guybrush Threepwood on his quest to become the most fearsome pirate in the Caribbean! The game features charming, clever puzzles and hilarious writing.***Great game. 5 star. If you could download it with music and all that would be fantastic. In a world where old games are nearly all dead, it is good to know that Monkey Island will not die
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The Punisher MicroProse Software (Paragon Software)1990Murder, vigilantism, revenge, bloody shootouts, family massacres, orgies, animal and human sacrifice, satanism... This was published by Microprose boys and girls. Sure, they do a lot of war simulations with implied violence (killing billions), but I can't recall them ever using so much up-close and personal depictions of so many mature subjects.

Apparently the copy protection questions the game asks about the manual are based on an entirely different manual.
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Crime Does Not Pay Titus1991 labelimageminimize
Cruise For a Corpse  U.S. Gold;Erbe Software (Delphine Software)1991 labelimageminimize
Das Erbe Comad1991 labelimageminimize
Dick Tracy: The Crime-Solving Adventure Disney Interactive Studios (Distinctive Software)1991 labelimageminimize
Duke Nukem  Apogee1991Originally called Duke Nuk[b]e[/b]m, but Apogee changed it to Duke Nuk[b]u[/b]m in version 2 in fear of lawsuit from the creators of Captain Planet where identically named villain was present. The name was changed back (for the sequels) to Duke Nuk[b]e[/b]m when Apogee found out the name wasn't registered. I have no idea if Duke Nukem was released before v2, though. The game was later re-released as Duke Nuk[b]e[/b]m. labelimageminimize
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon  SSI (Westwood Associates)1991Saved games from the prequel ([game=#33382]EOB1[/game]) can be loaded into this game when starting; minus the special items.
Saved games can be loaded into a new game in the sequel ([game=#38757]EOB3[/game]); minus the special items.
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Fascination  Coktel Vision (Tomahawk)1991 labelimageminimize
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti does a little Undercover Work  Sierra On-Line1991 labelimageminimize
Martian Memorandum Access Software1991 labelimageminimize
Scrooge LeisureLand1991 labelimageminimize
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Vol. 1 Icom Simulations1991
[37]***One of the first CD-only "Interactive-Movie" games for the PC.
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Soul Crystal Starbyte (Avantgardistic Arts)1991 labelimageminimize
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers  Sierra On-Line1991[media=youtube]HIoU0tvPnjI[/media]***2009-07-23 on Steam, by Activision (lang: eng) labelimageminimize
Spellcasting 201 - The Sorcerers Appliance Legend Entertainment1991 labelimageminimize
The Adventures of Willy Beamish  Sierra (Dynamix)1991 labelimageminimize
TimeQuest Legend Entertainment1991 labelimageminimize
Chuck Yeager's Air Combat Electronic Arts1991 labelimageminimize
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood  Sierra On-Line1991
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[37]***The sequil to [game=Conquests of Camelot]Conquests of Camelot[/game] and the final in the series. 1 player. There are 4 versions of this game, 16 color, 256 color, on 3.5 inch DD disk or 5.25 HD disk. A CD remake version with full speech and video was made in 1993 only a demo of it was released.

Requires 8088/8086 CPU, DOS 3.0-3.3 (or DOSBOX), 640KB RAM, EGA/MCGA/Tandy/PCjr/VGA video, Adlib/Disney Sound Source/Game Blaster (CMS)/PC Speaker/Pro Audio Spectrum/Plus/ 16/PS1 Audio/Roland MT-32/LAPC-1/Sound Blaster/Tandy DAC/Tandy/PCjr sound, Keyboard and Mouse
Optional PC Joystick,
Number of Players: Offline

This is copyrighted by Sierra On-Line but was available on the creator's website:
[url=http://www.christymarx.com/writing/robin.htm]Download Page[/url]
This download of the game files was removed when the became available in a Windows-only file on GOG.
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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge LucasArts1991Can be run on modern systems using [[link:http://www.scummvm.org/ ScummVM]].
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Conspiracy  Virgin (Cryo)1992 labelimageminimize
Crime City Interactive Fantastic Fiction (Interactive Fantastic Fiction;Intellectual Software Consultants Limited)1992 labelimageminimize
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