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The Zork Anthology (DOS)

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Back of Box - DOS (US/Canada):
    Deep in the dark recesses of M.I.T., two great minds and a mystifying mainframe gave rise to a magical underground universe of text-only mystery and adventure called Zork. The year was 1979 and this breakthrough in computer entertainment brought with it the eeriness of an unforeseen destiny - for the powers of this new realm were to overtake the lives of dauntless keyboard adventurers everywhere...

    With the taming of the mainframe into what eventually became the personal computer, explorers and treasure-hunters in distant lands came to hear of the Great Underground Empire. And soon over three million adventurers escaped from their daily lives to this underground refuge - making it the best-selling adventure game series of all time.

    Over a decade has gone by since the guarded whispers of an ancient, underground empire first echoed near. But, as the most influential game series of all time, its powers remain as strong as the magic that spawned it... Unearth the forces that started it all. Dare to unearth the saga of Zork.

    ZORK I

    Embark on a magical fantasy where fabulous treasures, exotic creatures and diabolic puzzles draw you in deeper than the darkest caverns in the Great Underground Empire.

    ZORK II
    Reckon with a capricious sorcerer-on-the-verge-of-senility as you explore a hidden region of the Great Underground Empire on a quest to master the powers of the once-great Wizard of Frobozz.

    ZORK III
    Take the plunge into the heart of the Great Underground Empire to uncover the secret purpose of the enigmatic Dungeon Master for your ultimate triumph or destruction.

    BEYOND ZORK
    Use your strong character to solve puzzles, avoid traps and fight Zorkian monsters in your quest to claim the fabled treasure - the Coconut of Quendor.

    ZORK ZERO
    Return to the age of the Flatheads with the court jester as your sole companion - allay the curse of the great wizard Megaboz to save the Great Underground Empire of Zork.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on Jul 01, 2005.