Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Adventurer's Box Art

Not one, not two, not even three... No, today, we have four awesome covers from my very own ST collection for our ever-growing "artistic" box art section. Please, try not to drool too much because I don't wish to ruin my games! :o)

Okay, adventurers, there is something here for everyone so read on...



First up, is Heimdall with its has excellent cartoon-style visuals and a funny storyline depicting life as a Viking demi-god on a brave mission. Three silly games need to be mastered before you can choose a decent crew of dodgy-looking characters - I dare you not to giggle during that axe throwing contest! Sadly, this feels like a lame Amiga port in some respects and I feel more could have been done - especially considering the Ram requirements. However, this doesn't distract from what is ultimately a humorous and crazy adventure through Norse mythology.



Drakkhen was a Christmas present from my wife and it's in beautiful condition. Well, ignoring some scuffs on the rear but I shouldn't complain! This is a real-time RPG which involves four chosen characters and much dragon slaying. Most certainly one of my prized possessions and something I strongly recommend. I hope to review this one day!



Xenomorph can easily be overlooked as a meagre Dungeon Master ripoff in space. It's far more than that and offers a great real-time RPG set onboard Atargis, an abandoned space station. The dude on the cover makes me think of Speedball... Ignoring that amazing fact, this is an engrossing game which should appeal to adventurers.



Finally, we have an illustrated text adventure with a creepy cover and one of the silliest of storylines. You are (wait for it) Ham Burger and Mr Cheez has given you a house in Salom's Lot which is rumoured to be haunted by lots of scary things that go bump in the night. I must admit to being a little disappointed with my copy because the condition isn't great at all. In fact, it's a bit of a wreck but this is a rarity and something special. Yup, I am proud to own this!

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