Back of Box:
THE ZORK TRILOGY.
From The Status Line, Vol.VI No.1 Winter/Spring 1987:
INFOCOM'S 3 MOST POPULAR STORIES TOGETHER AT LAST!
What could be better! ZORK I, II, and III, the best-selling series more computer owners know and love, are now together - in their entirety - in this value pack. Which makes your foray into the mysterious realm of Zork economical as well as exciting. The ZORK Trilogy is a classic which belongs in every computer owner's library. No true adventurer should be without it!
DOWNWARD, ONWARD, TOWARD...
THE ZORK TRILOGY UNFOLDS
Your quest for the fabulous Treasures of Zork takes you farther and farther into the Great Underground Empire. As you roam its shadowy ruins, you'll encounter outlandish creatures. And you'll find yourself in situations so bizarre, their outcome is not within your realm of earthly experience.
But you'll come to expect the unexpected - and it materializes in the form of the Wizard of Frobozz. Who, despite his growing ineptitude, seeks to suspend you in a state of puzzlement. But why? Does a great revelation lie ahead?
As the force of the Dungeon Master draws you deeper into his mysterious inner sanctum, nothing is as it seems. Now, you'll need to summon all your courage and wisdom to prove yourself worthy of the Master's Great Secret - and of life itself.
GET INSIDE A STORY.
GET ONE FROM INFOCOM!
It's like waking up inside a story! Infocom's interactive fiction takes you to the center of a world jam-packed with surprising twists, unique characters, and original, logical, often hilarious puzzles.
For the first time, you're more than a passive reader. You talk to the story, typing in full English sentences. And the story talks right back in vividly descriptive prose. What's more, you can actually shape the story's course of events through your choice of actions. With hundreds of alternatives at every step, your adventure can last for weeks and even months.
THERE'S A PLACE JUST RIGHT FOR YOU ON EVERY DISK.
The world of Zork has so many twists and turns, it offers you new and startling surprises no matter how often you explore it. ZORK I is an excellent introduction to interactive fiction, with puzzles that intrigue and amuse. ZORK II offers a greater challenge, with baffling puzzles full of clever clues and duplicities. ZORK III provides a true test of mettle, with intricate puzzles that really make you THINK!
Contributed by Belboz (6578) on Mar 05, 2004.
Genuine Zorkmid coin minted for the Zork Trilogy
Together again for the first time; Zork I, Zork II and Zork III in the same package
In the beginning, three little Zorks lived happily together in one big mainframe computer. They flourished under the loving care of Marc Blank, Dave Lebling, and a lot of other nurturing computer types, and grew up to be humorous, challenging, and full of riveting puzzles.
Finally, it was time for Zork I, Zork II, and Zork III to venture out into the world of personal computers. As everybody knows, they made their parents proud. One million people welcomed the little Zorks into their homes. They were called "remarkable," "fascinating," "beautifully written," "masterpieces of logic." Countless awards and accolades were won, including "Best All-Time Computer Game" from Playboy Magazine in 1986.
Now, five years later, Zork I, Zork II, and Zork III are together again, happily reunited in one incredible Zork Trilogy package.
To commemorate this momentous occasion, the staff of the Frobozz Mint struck a special Zorkmid coin. The coin, which bears the handsome visage of Belwit the Flat, is included in The Zork Trilogy package, along with the complete games of Zork I, Zork II, and Zork III on disk; a history of the Great Underground Empire; a Frobozzco International stock certificate; resort brochures from Bozbarland and Grayslopes; a letter from John D. Flathead IX; and a strange old map.
Just imagine... Zork I, Zork II, Zork III, a heap of fascinating documents, and a not-available-anywhere-else Zorkmid coin. And it's all yours at a savings of 50% off the original combined cost of the three Zork packages. Commodore 64/128 and Atari XL/XE versions cost just $59.95. Apple II series, Macintosh, Atari ST, Amiga, and IBM versions carry a suggested retail price of $69.95.
If you haven't yet welcomed the three little Zorks into your home, now is the time to do so... now that they're all together in the extra special Zork Trilogy.
Contributed by Belboz (6578) on Mar 04, 2004.