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Erik
April 13th, 2008, 09:09 AM
I was poking through an old box of Apple manuals looking for some duplicates to sell (more on that later) and came across a well disguised packet of older Apple games that I didn't know I had.

Included in the pile were:

http://www.vintage-computer.com/images/misc/ootopos.jpg

"The first adventure game written by a Science Fiction Author."

http://www.vintage-computer.com/images/misc/softporn.jpg

An all-time classic. I've seen dozens of pirated copies of this, but never an original.

http://www.vintage-computer.com/images/misc/mysteryhouse.jpg

The first ever graphical adventure and a significant find.

http://www.vintage-computer.com/images/misc/ultima.jpg

This is the real gem of the find. The original Richard Garriot/Lord British Ultima in excellent condition. The only thing missing is the cover art (damn) but the game appears to be fairly scarce and reasonably valuable (hundreds of dollars valuable, if I understand correctly.)

I also dug out this interesting item:

http://www.vintage-computer.com/images/misc/brainsurgeon.jpg

I'll have to drag out the old ][ to play with some of these. . . :)

vbriel
April 13th, 2008, 12:51 PM
Erik,

Ultima was an extremely great find! I'd like to see what Brain Surgeon really does.

Vince

willowmoon93
April 13th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Ooooooh I envy you right now Erik. Owning Ultima I is one thing ... but also Mystery House!! WOW!! Two games that certainly defined adventure gaming on computers -- very very cool find (even if it was somewhat accidental.) ;)

carlsson
April 13th, 2008, 02:25 PM
Although nowadays games and movies tend to include a good deal of nudity, I doubt we'll ever see a cover like that Softporn Adventure again. It is both classy (trashy?) and humorous at the same time. Even better if one of the women had an Apple computer in front of her (thus covering even more), eagerly typing away while the other enjoyed the bubble bath.

DoctorPepper
April 13th, 2008, 02:51 PM
Little known fact: One of the women in the hot tub in the "Softporn Adventure" game cover is Roberta Williams. Guess which one?

willowmoon93
April 13th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Little known fact: One of the women in the hot tub in the "Softporn Adventure" game cover is Roberta Williams. Guess which one?


Far right one?

Unknown_K
April 13th, 2008, 11:22 PM
Odd having such rarities and not knowing about them.

tezza
April 14th, 2008, 02:40 AM
Although nowadays games and movies tend to include a good deal of nudity, I doubt we'll ever see a cover like that Softporn Adventure again. It is both classy (trashy?) and humorous at the same time. Even better if one of the women had an Apple computer in front of her (thus covering even more), eagerly typing away while the other enjoyed the bubble bath.

LOL Andres! At least they have got an Apple in the background :)

Tez

Luzur
June 1st, 2008, 07:21 AM
sorry for digging up corpses but damnit im jealous of you, Erik.
why cant i find a compelte Mystery House, Ultima I and Softporn Adventure in my boxes? :(

Mike Chambers
June 1st, 2008, 12:29 PM
wow! some of those are awesome finds. unfortunately, i've never owned an apple II... or any apple for that matter, but we had them in my elementary school back in the 80's and i thought they were cool.

closest i come to owning one is an imac g3 from 2000 lol. man, ultima 1... that game was terrible. the only ultima game i ever really cared for was ultima 6. i would spend so much time in that. hours and hours at a time, i'd come home from school all pumped up and ready to play lol.

i'll never forget when i got my first sound card, sound blaster pro v2 :) - it made the u6 gameplay much neater. (still have the card, use it in my 286)

did anybody here ever play the old Return to Zork game? it came on a CD-ROM, and it had pretty good graphics plus video sequences. i think RTZ still stands alone as the strangest game i've ever played in my life.