By Sparky_Buzzsaw 6 Comments
Tonight, I felt a little like Tom Green's character in Freddy Got Fingered. No, I didn't do the Backwards Man or shtup Drew Barrymore, but I did find some treasure. Quite a bit, actually. As I've mentioned on here once or twice, one of the ways I keep myself entertained while living at the folks' house until I find a job is to dig through our old boxes and storage in a vain effort to introduce some sort of order to the whole shebang. Laughably lofty intentions besides, I have found some cool stuff, including a Nintendo 64, some NES cartridges (no, sadly, nothing worth more than a couple of bucks), and tonight, I found part of my old trove of PC games.
One of the things I'm kicking myself for (and pay attention here, kiddies) is the fact that in my youth, teenage, and college years, I never ever kept PC games in their proper boxes or plastic cases. Yeah, I know - really goddamn stupid. Over the years, I've thrown out 99% of their actual boxes, and misplaced probably 90% of my PC games. And let me tell you - I have a shit ton of PC games dating back to the mid-eighties. I didn't find all that I wanted (where the holy fuck are my LucasArts and Sierra games?), but I did find the following:
Lara Bow: Dagger of Amon Ra - Definitely not the greatest adventure game ever made, but there's a certain charm to it. My copy seemed irrevocably broken when I first played it (there's a scene in a museum where I absolutely could not advance), so I think I might rip through it one afternoon to see if anything has changed.
Starcraft - Perhaps the most exciting find in terms of GB's recent Starcraft 2 madness. I also found the Brood War expansion, which I forgot I even owned.
Might and Magic VI - IX - Definitely my favorite find of the night. Holy shit, I played the hell out of these games. I'm sure I logged in over 200 hours on VI and VII alone, and I fully intend on playing the hell out of them before Heroes of Might and Magic VI is released.
Leisure Suit Larry VI - Cautiously optimistic about this find. Some little niggling feeling in the back of my mind tells me that there are two disks for this, when I only found one. Still, the last really hilarious Larry game (liked VII, but thought it lost its way at that point).
So what am I missing, you ask? Grim Fandango. Full Throttle. Monkey Island 1, 2, and 4. The Quest for Glory collection (if I find that game, expect me to shit rainbows on blogs here - no, really, I will probably Photoshop my poo to look like a rainbow, and I don't even think I've run Photoshop in my life). Leisure Suit Larry Collection. Quest for Glory V. Wing Commander series. I know I've got 'em in a leather bound CD case somewhere around here, but the question, obviously, is where?