Bonus Images for Vintage Games Book: Chapter 11 - King's Quest (1984)

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Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time (2009), by Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton, through Focal Press. Vintage Games, available from retailers worldwide, is a full color, illustrated book, that explores the most influential videogames of all time, including Super Mario Bros., Grand Theft Auto III, Doom, The Sims, and many more.

Bonus images not found in Vintage Games for Chapter 11 – King’s Quest: Quest for the Crown (1984): Perilous Puzzles, Thorny Thrones:

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As this one in a series of Infocom ads suggests, some felt that graphics made games less mentally stimulating; in the same way that modern readers prefer novels to picture books, these gamers preferred to use their imagination instead of their graphics card. Unfortunately for Infocom and fans of the pure text adventure, Sierra's King's Quest and games like them were the beginning of the end for mainstream gamer tolerance for text-only games and parser-based interfaces, no matter how imaginative.

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Box back for Hero’s Quest I.

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Box back for King’s Quest Collection.

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Box back for Sam & Max: Season One, which collects all of the first season’s episodes into one convenient retail package.

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