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Old classic Sierra Games that are hard to find:)
« on: August 16, 2016, 07:54:55 AM »
Here are some Old classic Sierra Games that are hard to Find.  The following games are not available on Steam Or Gog.com

  1. Conquest of Camelot: Search for the Holy Grail.

  2. Conquest of the Longbow: Robin Hood

  3. Heart of China.

  4. Rise of the Dragon.

  5. Codename Iceman.

  6. Thexder.

  7. Silpheed.: Miss spell: a space ship shooter.

     These games I played in the late 80's early 90's.  Some were quite a challenge, others frustrating, but all were fun.  They CAN be found on the net thru Searching, but download at your own risk and getting to run on modern computers in a challenge even in Dosbox.  Try em out, as they will complete any old school gamers collection of Sierra Titles.    Chadly.
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Re: Old classic Sierra Games that are hard to find:)
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 08:20:16 AM »
Manhunter 1 & 2, Freddy Pharkas, the Mixed-Up series, and I think most of Dynamix's stuff isn't available legally anywhere either.  I also have a soft spot for Larry's Casino which isn't to be found anywhere.

Thexder and Silpheed were games originally created by Game Arts in Japan which Sierra published for the Western audience on DOS.  Square-Enix was the publisher for new games in each series in the mid 2000's.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silpheed
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/silpheed/silpheed1.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thexder
http://blog.hardcoregaming101.net/2009/10/brief-history-of-thexder.html

Things that probably won't ever get re-released are the Disney (I think that's mostly stuff Al Lowe worked on) and Hoyle licensed games due to the rights likely not being renewed long long ago.  Which is a shame because Hoyle 1 was a lot of fun when I was a kid.

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Re: Old classic Sierra Games that are hard to find:)
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 09:13:55 AM »
There is a game I cant find or even locate online now, it was about a fox guy it started with a poem about passing out from the nights merriment and awaking in a dark woods.

 There is this continuing path through a dark forest and the pumpkin head gibbering monsters can jump out at you and kill you.

There are little abandoned building or something. The path tends to loop and there is some trick to it. I really want to find that game.
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Re: Old classic Sierra Games that are hard to find:)
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 01:43:43 PM »
@roeadventue32  do you mean inherit the earth (its not a sierra title)

only fox game I can think of offhand
lemme know if this be the one you meant.

http://www.adventuregamers.com/games/view/15556
other than a newer Fox tails advent

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all those games work fine on dosbox, just not really win 10

I have retail of ALL but thexder.
all run properly

as for larrys casino, got the hard copy of that also matey unless you mean you cant find it anywhere to dl or something.

also know this.
night dive studios is pulling for the sam and max IP from disney.
fyi..

not sierra related but meh
interesting!

imo the laura bow w voices is a bit hard to find vs the non (one has music with real singing) one doesnt etc

id love to see another freddy p. al even suggested and hinted before the ip shift that he was interested in a revamp or new version
kinda like gold rush 2  sunlight now owns ips for



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Re: Old classic Sierra Games that are hard to find:)
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2016, 10:46:17 PM »
as for larrys casino, got the hard copy of that also matey unless you mean you cant find it anywhere to dl or something.

No worries, I've got a physical copy too.  Got it to run under Windows 7 with a little bit of prodding although it has a weird bug where you need to disable audio acceleration to get the voices to work properly.  Should probably see if I can bribe Collector into making a proper installer for it one of these days :)

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imo the laura bow w voices is a bit hard to find vs the non (one has music with real singing) one doesnt etc

Ah yes, forgot about laura bow not being available for sale anywhere.  Same with the Dr. Brain series.

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Re: Old classic Sierra Games that are hard to find:)
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2016, 10:58:02 PM »
dosbox should allow for the audio issue resolution if you know how to use it!

but its dos, lol
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Re: Old classic Sierra Games that are hard to find:)
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2016, 08:00:34 AM »
dosbox should allow for the audio issue resolution if you know how to use it!

Larry Casino (not the Nick's Pick one) wasn't DOS ;)

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Re: Old classic Sierra Games that are hard to find:)
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2016, 01:34:10 PM »
oh oh oh  rgr yaya
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