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Softdisk's Big Blue compilations

Group Description

Monthly disk magazine shovelware compilations of games, utilities, applications and miscellaneous entertainment software (such as the Alfredo's Arduous Adventures series of non-interactive animations) published by Softdisk for IBM PCs and clones (hence "Big Blue" -- other disk magazines were published by Softdisk for the Apple II, Apple IIgs, C64, C128, Macintosh and Windows) from 1986 through to 1991, at which point it changed name to On Disk Monthly and later (1993) to Softdisk PC. On occasion, the big disks actually were blue. Best known as the setting for the early emergence of Apogee Software, Ltd. and the whiz-kids who would form id Software and publish through them.

Selected Covers

Big Blue Disk #40 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Big Blue Disk #40
Big Blue Disk #44 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Big Blue Disk #44

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Big Blue Disk #32
Title screen
Screenshot from Big Blue Disk #39
Title screen
Screenshot from Big Blue Disk #30
The game's title screen. The game sits here with the cards rippling back and forth until the player answers the on-screen question
Screenshot from Big Blue Disk #31
Title screen
Screenshot from Big Blue Disk #35