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The Year Ahead - 1991

Written by Ilmari

The end of the year is coming quite fast, and since we are just getting used to the idea of a community driven blog, we thought that we should begin the discussion of the year ahead a bit earlier than Trickster used to. After all, we want to have more time to get eager volunteers for upcoming games.

For anyone uncertain about how this works, all games marked by Accepted are on the official gaming list. Readers can spend CAPs to transfer to the official list games which are marked as Borderline (50 CAPs for an individual or 100 CAPs for a joint effort) or Disregarded (200 CAPs). Just like last time, the below is now set in stone, so don't bother heading off to Moby Games to vote or Wikipedia to edit the Notable list. Any CAP trades need to occur before the introduction post for the last game of 1990 (King’s Quest V), after which time 1991's playlist will be set. Next year's games are to be played approximately in the chronological order wherever possible. All discussion on CAP trades for the 1991 playing list should be had on this post. The admin will be adjusting the CAP leaderboard and each game's status as trades are made.

This is the year when adventure games in general finally turned from parser-based EGA games into point-and-click games with beautiful graphics and hauntingly good music. I am sure many of you will want to relive your memories with some of the old classics coming up, or perhaps some of the more unfamiliar games might appear interesting. If you want to play and blog some of the games accepted in the official gaming list, you can express your interest in the comments here. So here we go!


The Adventures of Willy Beamish
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (72)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted

There’s a definite Bart Simpson vibe going on here

Castle of Dr. Brain
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?
No
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?
Yes (44)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?
No
Result
Accepted (group)
More of a puzzle game, but still beats Myst

Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (69)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted
I liked it more than Conquest of Camelot. Does anyone want to play Robin Hood?

Cruise for a Corpse
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (37)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted
Will the curse of the French games be finally lifted?

EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (50)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted
Let our ecopowers combine!

Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?No
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (22)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted (Group)

Is there still some love for Elvira? Or are all busy washing their hair?

Free D.C.!
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?No (12)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?No
ResultAccepted (Zenic Reverie)
I’ve never even heard of this game

Heart of China

Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (40)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted
Grand Adventure in Far East

Hugo II: Whodunit?
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (20)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted
It can’t be worse than the first one, right?

It Came From The Desert
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?No
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (54)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?No
ResultDisregarded
Transferred to 1991 when Trickster found out its real publishing date. Still no adventure game

Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (remake)
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (98)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?No
ResultAccepted (Ilmari)
If you count Softporn, this is the third version of the same game. Still not tired of it?

Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (64)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted
Larry V: one of the easiest games to beat

Les Manley in: Lost in L.A.
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?No (14)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?No
ResultAccepted (Aperama)
First game was awful, do we really want to make someone suffer through the second?

Martian Memorandum
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (37)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted
Second game in the Tex Murphy series

Maupiti Island
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (27)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted
Transferred to 1991 when Trickster found out its real publishing date.
Mortville Manor wasn’t very good, which doesn’t bode well for this game

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (452)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted
I guess we’ll have to fight over who gets to play it

Police Quest 3: The Kindred
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (58)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted
Riddle: What was first black, then white and now brown?

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?No
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (27)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted (Joe Pranevich)
I wonder if this is an elementary game

Space Quest I: Roger Wilco in the Sarien Encounter (remake)
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (56)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?No
ResultAccepted (Andy Panthro)
Does someone want to go through the first Space Quest again?

Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?Yes
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (109)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted
We skipped a couple of Space Quests and jumped straight to number ten…
Oh wait, this was a time travel story (and the best SQ, I’d say).

Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?No
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?No (18)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted (Ilmari)
Second in a series of rowdy games of spell and sorcery

Timequest
Is it clearly a graphic adventure game?No
Does it have 20 or more Moby Games ratings?Yes (20)
Is it on the Wikipedia Notable Games list?Yes
ResultAccepted (Ilmari)
A less known classic of Legend Entertainment.
 I wonder who will use all their CAPs for these masterpieces of interactive fiction

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