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Classic Text Adventure Masterpieces

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Description

Classic Text Adventure Masterpieces is a compilation of 33 Infocom games: In addition, six award-winning amateur adventures are included as well as some old Infocom staff e-mail:

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Alternate Titles

  • "Masterpieces of Infocom" -- Informal title
  • "Infocom Masterpieces" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Good games, Bad packaging DOS Droog (463)

The Press Says

All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Revolution DOS Oct 19, 1996 B+ 83
GameSpot DOS Oct 03, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75

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Trivia

Amateur games

The six "bonus" games included weren't by Infocom but rather were the top three games in the Inform and TADS divisions of the 1995 rec.arts.interactive-fiction IF competition, produced by amateurs on the way up.

Missing games

The only two text-adventure games that do not appear on this CD are The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and James Clavell's Shogun. Probably they do not appear due to lapse of the license to sell them.

Technology

All the games were re-compiled to launch from a single exe. This had the effect of no longer requiring ANSI.SYS in the config file.

Information also contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual

Related Web Sites

  • Infocom Fan Page (At this site you can find information on ALL of Infocom's interactive games, Infocom related articles, sample transcripts, InvisiClue hints, walkthroughs, maps and information on buying Infocom games today.)
Contributed to by Corn Popper (69569) and Tony Van (2691)