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Gold Box series

Group Description

The lion's share of games (so named due to their initial distinctive golden packaging, and later due to a shared engine) published by SSI under an exclusive 1987 licensing deal with TSR ran under a distinctive engine first utilised in 1988's Pool of Radiance and extensively thereafter through 1993. Barring two Buck Rogers XXVC games also part of the TSR licensing, the rest of the Gold Box games took place in the AD&D Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms campaign settings (including the entirety of the initial Pool of Radiance and Savage Frontier series).

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • May 2005 (Issue #251) – Introduced into the Hall of Fame (the whole series)

Viewing all 21 items
sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (Collector's Edition)1994DOSWizardWorks Software3.89
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Collectors Edition Vol. 11994DOSWizardWorks Software...
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Collectors Edition Vol. 21994DOSWizardWorks Software...
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Collectors Edition Vol. 31994DOSWizardWorks Software3.62
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (Limited Edition Collector's Set)1990DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.64
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday1990Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.65
Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed1992DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.4.01
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.62
Curse of the Azure Bonds1989Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.77
The Dark Queen of Krynn1992Amiga, DOS, MacintoshStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.67
Death Knights of Krynn1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
The Forgotten Realms Archives1997DOSInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.58
Forgotten Realms: The Archives - Collection Two1999DOSInterplay Entertainment Corp....
Gamefest: Forgotten Realms Classics2001DOS, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.25
Gateway to the Savage Frontier1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.77
Neverwinter Nights1991DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
Pool of Radiance1988Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1FCI3.70
Pools of Darkness1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.63
Secret of the Silver Blades1990Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.33
Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
Unlimited Adventures1993DOS, MacintoshStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.65

Selected Covers

Pools of Darkness DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Pools of Darkness

Selected Screenshots

Title
Screenshot from Pools of Darkness