Game box art challenge?


#2871

I think your right with the Thief series. I’ll just go with the first Thief.


#2872

Inside at last!


#2873

Did Thief 2 never have the triangular box, or is that from a reissue of some kind?


#2874

I never saw it but according to Moby Games there was one at some point! Thief 2: The Metal Age is one of the few big boxed games I still have on my shelf. The others are Thief: The Dark Project, System Shock 2 and Homeworld. Oh and… nah, I’ll save that for a future box art challenge :-)


#2875

New box…


#2876

Pool of radiance - gold box


#2877

Not Pool of Radiance!


#2878


#2879

Drakken


#2880

Nope!


#2881

This looks like something ancient and unspeakable.


#2883


#2884

Looks so familiar, one of the Ultima games? We’ll try Ultima V


#2885

This looks extremely familiar now, although I’d think it was on a book and not a game!


#2886

Not Ultima V!


#2887

Crap, I definitely owned this game as the art is so familiar. I’m thinking something to do with D&D.


#2888

Box shape is a hint as well (but it isn’t an EA game). It is contemporary to Ultima V (but not nearly as good a game).

Edit: Ok, I’m going to spill it – The Faerie Tale Adventure by MicroIllusions. A game I really, really wanted to love (it looked and sounded great on the Amiga) but it was totally out-classed by Ultima IV (1985) and the later Ultima V (1988).


#2889

Ah man you’re killing me, that’s the game I chose for my podcast with Tom. (Hangs my head in shame)


#2890

Well, it does look and sound great! And there is a bit of magic to it. It just had the misfortune of being released in the midst of one of the best (well, in my opinion, the best) story arcs of RPG-dom, Ultima IV - VI (The Age of Enlightenment). A very, very high bar to achieve.


#2891

It was my first game on the Amiga, it blew my mind because there was nothing even close. I didn’t realize that there was such a thing as Ultima games until a few years later.