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The Colonel's Bequest

Laura Bow: The Colonel's Bequest is adventure game designed by Roberta Williams, developed and released by Sierra On-Line in 1989 for DOS. The titular character is one of the lesser known of Sierra On-Line but she got its own sequel in 1989 called Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra.
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Computer Gaming World - Issue 70 (1990): "Unless you disliked past Cinemaware releases such as Rocket Ranger or Lords of the Rising Sun, you will undoubtedly like Desert. Fans of 50's science fiction films will, of course, be delighted with the "authentic" atmosphere of the game. They should not think, however, that this is just another pretty set of sounds and graphics. It Came From The Desert is a very playable and compelling game with many enjoyable hours to be experienced."

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The game was reissued in 1993 to supplement the release of the sequel, The Dagger of Amon Ra. This version corrects some errors with special effects (for example, the fireflies in the opening boat ride and around the dock are more visible and move less erratically).

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Input: keyboard, mouse

Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk

Also published for: Amiga, Atari ST

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