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Zork III: The Dungeon Master (PC Booter)

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Advertising Blurbs

From PASSPORT To The United Products of Infocom 1986:
    THE ZORK TRILOGY
    Adventure seekers, welcome to the Great Underground Empire, a world fraught with danger and discovery, an underground domain so vast, with so many twists and turns, it can offer you new surprises no matter how many times you explore it. The ZORK TRILOGY has been a top 10 best seller for over 5 years, and it's still going strong.

    ZORK III: THE DUNGEON MASTER
    For the ultimate test of your wisdom and courage, the Dungeon Master draws you into the deepest and most mysterious reaches of the Great Underground Empire. ZORK III has a scoring system and goal that are quite different from those of other stories in the Trilogy. You can only finish the game once you discover why you are in the perilous ruins of the empire and what you are supposed to be doing there.

    "With their brain-testing challenge and beautifully written descriptions... it's no wonder that ZORK's I, II and III have become classics in their time."
    -Electronic Games magazine

    "The program by which all other computerized adventures are judged."
    -Playboy

    "If it's 2 in the morning, this must be ZORK. Not even Ted Koppel can keep the nation up so late."
    -The Washington Post

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Oct 09, 2001.

From the 1983 Infocom catalog "OUR CIRCUITS, OURSELVES!":
    The ZORK trilogy, Infocom's classic underground odyssey, takes you into the extraordinary environs of the Great Underground Empire. It's a world so vast and unique, it can offer new discoveries no matter how often you explore it, with challenges that change and revitalize the adventure each time you make your descent. The NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW sums up the ZORK trilogy as "remarkable adventure fantasies." And the public agrees, for the SOFTALK READERS' POLL named ZORK I its "Most Popular Adventure," and all three ZORK adventures are among the best-selling computer games in history.

    Even the way Infocom puts the trilogy together is unique. ZORK I, II, and III all share a common thread, yet each is a complete and separate story unto itself - so you can play them in any sequence you choose.

    ZORK III: The Dungeon Master is the test of your wisdom and courage. Your odyssey culminates in an encounter with the Dungeon Master himself, and your destiny hangs in the balance.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Oct 09, 2001.

From the first Infocom fold-out catalog, 198?:

    You
    are about to see
    the fantastic worlds of Infocom
    unfold before your very eyes.



    ZORK III The Dungeon Master draws you into the deepest and most mysterious reaches of the Great Underground Empire, testing your wisdom and courage as never before. Nothing is as it seems. And the one responsible for the shadow and darkness - The Dungeon Master - embodies the greatest mystery of all.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Oct 05, 2001.

From The New Zork Times, Vol.II no.1 Fall 1982:
    A year in the making, Zork III: The Dungeon Master is the climax of the first Zork trilogy. If you enjoyed Zork I and Zork II, you'll love Zork III - it's the most mind-boggling of them all.

    Visit the mystifying Land of Shadow. Try to obtain the crown jewels of the Great Underground Empire. Solve the royal puzzle. Delve into the secrets of the Technology Museum. Meet some very mysterious characters. The greatest challenge is figuring out what is going on and what you are there for. The conclusion of this game is quite satisfying.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Aug 26, 2001.

"The Incomplete Works of Infocom, Inc." Catalog:
    ZORK III: The Dungeon Master is the test of your wisdom and courage. Your odyssey culminates in an encounter with the Dungeon Master himself. Your destiny hangs in the balance. ADVANCED LEVEL

    Contributed by Adam Baratz (1352) on Mar 29, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    An old, oddly youthful man turns toward you slowly. His long, silver hair dances about him as a fresh breeze blows. "You have reached the final test, my friend! You are proved clever and powerful, but this is not yet enough! Seek me when you feel yourself worthy!"

    ZORK III: THE DUNGEON MASTER draws you into the deepest and most mysterious reaches of the Great Underground Empire. Nothing is as it seems. And the one responsible for the shadow and darkness - the Dungeon Master - embodies the greatest mystery of all.

    In this test of wisdom and courage, you will face countless dangers. But what awaits you at the culmination of your odyssey is well worth risking all.

    Contributed by Brian Hirt (10014) on Mar 01, 1999.