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My Big Box Collection

I have been into computers since the 80's, and I'm really into Big Box games today, regardless of what computer it's for. I got my first computer games in the late 80's, starting with the Atari 8-bit. I then got an Atari 1040 STe in 1991, followed by a PC a few years later. Here's what I own so far. I will eventually add pictures to all of my games, but for now only a few have links. If you want to see the computers that I currently own, click here.

Current List

Name Company Year Version Notes
Adventure II AtariAge 2021 Atari 8-bit Unofficial homebrew sequel to the Atari 2600 classic
Age of Empires IIIMicrosoft2005WindowsThis box is massive and very heavy!
AlbionBlue Byte1996MS-DOSIncredible box art, and it's a fantastic game as well!
AmbermoonThalion1993AmigaEven better German-only second game in a canceled CRPG trilogy
AmberstarThalion1992AmigaFirst game in a canceled CRPG trilogy
Championship Wrestling Epyx 1986 Atari ST Decent wrestling game for the Atari ST
Congo: Descent Into Zinj Viacom New Media 1995 Windows Given to me by Richard Ryan from my tae-kwon-do class in the mid-90's. Box has extreme water damage.
Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail Sierra 1989 Atari ST One of my first and favorite Sierra games ever!
CRPG Book, The
Bitmap Books2019BookVery definite guide to CRPG's. Over 500 pages, covering games from 1975-2015.
Devon Aire in the Hidden Diamond Caper Epyx 1988 Atari ST Pretty cool but hard puzzler with repetitive, catchy music
Dragon's Lair ReadySoft 1990 Atari ST Based on the Don Bluth laserdisc game
Duke Nukem Forever2K Games2011WindowsThis is a DVD case, and not a Big Box
Dungeon Master FTL Games 1987 Atari ST Iconic Atari ST version
E.T. Phone Home!Atari1983Atari 8-bitCompletely different than the Atari 2600 version
Easy Working Tri-Pack The Writer Spinnaker Software 1992 MS-DOS Productivity featuring a word processor, database, and spreadsheet
Fight Night Atari 1987 Atari 8-bit On cartridge
FroggerParker Brothers1983Atari 8-bitCartridge version
Gauntlet II US Gold 1989 Atari ST Pretty cool version with voices, including a great opening theme
Goonies, The Datasoft 1985 Atari 8-bit Fun little classic based on the movie
King's Quest
Sierra1984IBM PCjrThis is the first King's Quest game ever. I finally got it, inaccurate cover and all!
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne Sierra 1987 Atari ST Super classic
King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human Sierra 1987 Atari ST Hard to list this as Big Box though, since I don't have the box or manual!
King's Quest IV - The Perils of Rosella Sierra 1988 Atari ST One of my first and favorite Sierra games ever!
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! Sierra 1992 MS-DOS CD-ROM version. Got this for Christmas 1994 with the Sound Blaster CD-ROM Discovery Kit!
King's Quest Collection Sierra 2006 Windows Runs best on moderately fast XP machines
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards Sierra 1987 MS-DOS EGA version
Leisure Suit Larry Collection
Sierra 1997 Windows Includes multiple games and a book
LemmingsPsygnosis1991MS-DOSMassively addictive cute puzzle game that spawned a ton of sequels
MasterType Lightning Software, Inc. 1981 Apple II Typing program
Microsoft Arcade Microsoft 1993 Windows I played the heck out of this in the mid 90's!
Microsoft Return Of ArcadeMicrosoft1996WindowsThe sequel, which IMO wasn't as fun as the original
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit: EA Crew Edition Electronic Arts 2010 Windows Small box. An unknown amount was given to EA members only. I have 10, 6 of which are sealed.
Newsroom, The Springboard Software 1988 Atari 8-bit Massively popular program to create your own newsletters
Omikron: The Nomad Soul
Eidos Interactive 2000 Windows Trapezoid Box
Operation: Cleanstreets Brøderbund 1989 Atari ST The music is forever stuck in my head lol!
Oregon Trail II: 25th Anniversary Limited Edition MECC 1995 Windows Awesome wooden box
Our House: Explore and Learn...The Multimedia Way! Con-Text Systems 1992 MS-DOS Family Circus CD-ROM, sealed
Sierra 1995 Windows Roberta Williams' famous interactive game
Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh Sierra 1996 Windows Not a direct sequel, and not from Roberta Williams
Police Quest: SWAT Sierra 1995 Windows Former LAPD Police Chief Daryl F. Gates was a part of this
Q*BertParker Brothers1983Vic-20I can't play this because the Commodore Vic 20 is one of the few computers that I don't own
Racing Destruction Set Electronic Arts 1985 Atari 8-bit Box is flat like an LP record. Apparently the Atari 8-bit version, but it doesn't say so anywhere on the box!
Roberta Williams Anthology, TheSierra1996Windows14 game collection from the co-founder of Sierra. Amazing collection!
Scavengers of the Mutant World
Interstel 1988 MS-DOS Awesome box art! It intrigued me since first seeing it in a catalog in 1988 as a kid.
Space Ace ReadySoft 1989 Atari ST Based on the Don Bluth laserdisc game
Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers Get All the GirlsLegend Entertainment1990MS-DOSGot it for the silly cover
Star Raiders
Atari 1979 Atari 8-bit Revolutionary Atari 8-bit game that defined the computer. Huge box.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic LucasArts 2003 Windows I can't recall playing this much, but it's supposed to be pretty iconic
Star Wars: Rebel Assault LucasArts 1993 MS-DOS Played this a ton after I got my first CD-ROM for Christmas 1994
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Death Star Battle Parker Brothers 1983 Atari 8-bit I enjoyed the Atari 2600 version of this game as a kid, and many improvements can be seen here
Timeworks Desktop Publisher ST Timeworks 1988 Atari ST This is what I used to print my Zap! newsletter in the early 90's! Sadly, box has water damage.


Below is my wishlist of Big Box games and misc. items, with some notes. If anyone has any of these and wants to sell, please let me know.

Name Company Year Version Notes
Akalabeth: World of Doom Richard Garriott 1979 Apple II AKA Ultima 0, it is extremely unlikely that I ever find one
Alone in the DarkInfogames1992MS-DOSOne of the first modern survival horror games ever
Commander Keen in Goodbye, Galaxy id Software 1991 MS-DOS Want more than almost anything!
DragonflightThalion1990Atari ST or AmigaIncredible CRPG
I Have No Mouth, and I Must ScreamCyberdreams1995MS-DOSI want this one just for the title alone!
Jill of the JungleEpic MegaGames1994MS-DOSI played this game a lot when it was new. Love the box art!
Jordan vs Bird One on OneElectronic Arts1988AnyThe amazing sequel!
Julius Erving Larry Bird One-On-OneElectronic Arts1983AnyThe basketball game that started it all!
Softporn AdventureOn-Line Systems1981AnyJust for the cover alone I must have this!
Star Wars: TIE Fighter LucasArts 1994 MS-DOS You play on the side of The Empire. How cool is that?
Suspended: A Cryogenic Nightmare Infocom 1983 Any Comes with a creepy looking mask! So cool to display!
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Brøderbund 1985 MS-DOS Always liked this game
Wizard and the PrincessOn-Line Systems1980Apple IIThis game can be considered a prelude to the King's Quest series
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord Sir-Tech 1980 Apple II The very first Wizardry game

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Last updated on Friday, January 23, 2023