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- Colonel's bequest, the -

The Colonel's Bequest is somewhat of a departure from regular Sierra adventures, it is a bit of a murder mystery in which you play a very important part. You star as Laura Bow, a student of Tulane university in New Orleans, who has been asked by her friend to join her in her mansion. During dinner Henri Dijon, the colonel, reveals that he will share his fortune with everyone present except for Laura. The people start to fight about who will get the biggest share and soon people start turning up dead and you will have to figure out who's the killer.

The game begins right after the intro and you are in your room where you are staying the night. Progress is split up in eight acts covering an hour each, each hour is split into 15 minute segments in which you get to explore the mansion and find clues to what is going on. This can be objects but more often you will have to listen in on conversations as most of the people aren't willing to talk with you a lot. While snooping in you will find out a lot about the relationships the people in the house have and wether or not they are good or bad. Once you discover certain clues the clock will advance to the next segment. Very often you will find the bodies of people lying around and you sometimes get the feeling you might be the next victim as well. Even if the killer doesn't get you there are other dangers around like crocodiles and apparently Laura can't swim well either as you drown when you fall into the water.

Laura Bow is probably one of the lesser known adventure games from Sierra though there was a sequel made so it did have some following. The interface is your standard Sierra affair where you can walk around but have to type in actions. The graphics though only EGA are quire good and are more realisticly drawn than the less serious adventures. There no points system like most Sierra games but there is replay value because you can revisit the game after you get some clues as to what events you mist the first time. All in all a great addition to any adventure gamers collection.

Overal rating: 8/10

Erde Kaiser


This game was released for several different systems here are some notes:
Amiga Released in 1990.
There are some loading times but not nearly as bad as some Sierra games.
Atari ST Released in 1990.
Virtually identical tot the Amiga version.
DOS Released in 1989.
The original but with really lame pc speaker sound

Date added Jul-24-2009 09:13
Name Colonel's bequest, the
Developer Sierra on-line
Publisher Sierra on-line
First released 1989
Genre Adventure
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Download Atari ST, filesize: 2530 Kb
Commodore Amiga, filesize: 3745 Kb
MS-DOS, filesize: 3042 Kb
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Manual No manual available
Solve / Docs Get solve here
No extra docs available
 

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