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The Colonel's Bequest

The Colonel's Bequest is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1989 for various platforms, including MS-DOS, Amiga, and Atari ST. The game was created by Roberta Williams, co-founder of Sierra On-Line.
The game is part of the "Laura Bow" series, with the full title being "Laura Bow: The Colonel's Bequest." It is a murder mystery set in the 1920s, and players take on the role of Laura Bow, an investigative journalist who is attending a family gathering at a Louisiana plantation. The family has gathered to hear the reading of Colonel Dijon's will, but things take a dark turn when murder strikes, and Laura must use her detective skills to uncover the culprit.
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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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Status: NOT abandonware
Input: keyboard, mouse
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga, Atari ST
Abandonware DOS views: 13113
Series: The Colonel's Bequest is part of the Laura Bow Mysteries series.

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