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Police Quest (VGA Remake)

Games aren’t usually remade, professionally, by their original companies. I assume for those that are, the reasons are similar to remakes in the movie industry – the original didn’t sell as well as the studio felt the story and material should have, the director’s vision was hampered by technology or budget constraints at the time, […]

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Star Trek: 25th Anniversary

To commemorate the anniversary of Star Trek’s first appearance on television (I’ll let you guess which anniversary), Interplay created a series of classic adventure stories packaged in this game. It should be noted that the DOS version shares little with the NES version, and less with the Game Boy version, so you can expect unique […]

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Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail

By the time the mid-1990’s rolled around, the adventure game genre was beginning its decline. Back when computers were exclusively for geeks, it’s no surprise that cerebral games with irreverent humor topped the sales charts. But as the PC began to sneak into the home of “John Q. AOL”, it became much more profitable to […]

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Mission Critical

In the far future, the United States and an alliance of interstellar colonies are at war with the United Nations. The centerpiece of this disagreement is that the UN fervently believes that technology will eventually lead to the utter destruction of mankind, and the only way to save humanity is to put the kibosh on […]

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Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!

Leisure Suit Larry 3 was the ideal blend of story, humor, and challenging puzzles. Its sequel, Larry 5 (creator Al Lowe skipped part 4) introduced Larry to the now-familiar Sierra icon interface as well as greatly improved VGA graphics, full midi score, and even some digital audio samples. Too bad the game itself was a […]

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Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does A Little Undercover Work

In 1991, Al Lowe had a problem. He had written a fitting final chapter in the world of Leisure Suit Larry two years ago, with no intention of revisiting it. After all, few of Sierra’s games had gone beyond the classic trilogy. But after months of putting all of his effort into Sierra’s failed online […]

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