Sierra Online video catalogue (VERY cheesy!)

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Sierra Online video catalogue (VERY cheesy!)

Post by laffer » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:24 am

First off - I wasn't sure where to post this thread, didn't seem right to post it in any game specific forum considering how these videos feature several different Sierra games... please feel free to move the thread to wherever you think is the most appropriate.

Posted this thread on the Telltale forums but figured people here might find it amusing as well... though even more so here than on the Telltale forums, I expect a lot of you to have seen these already.

Also, I did a search and found a thread about this from many years ago, but that one only had one of these video catalogues... I've posted two here.
And seeing how that thread is so very old, there might be many new people here by now that never had a chance to see that thread in the first place.

Watched all of these years and years ago but had forgotten all about them... was reminded of them today when looking at random Sierra related videos on Youtube.

Basically, they're videos Sierra sent out containing ads for their various games... but the interesting (and horribly cheesy) thing is they include many small real full motion video clips, clips with real 'actors' and all, based on scenes from the various games shown.

There are clips like that of games such as Kings Quest 4, Police Quest 2, and more.

Sierra On-Line 1988 Video Catalog - part 1/2
Sierra On-Line 1988 Video Catalog - part 2/2
Sierra On-Line 1989 -1990 Video Catalog Part 1 of 2
Sierra On-Line 1989 -1990 Video Catalog Part 2 of 2

No idea if there are more, but if you find any, please post links :)

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Re: Sierra Online video catalogue (VERY cheesy!)

Post by Collector » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:10 am

Those are a real hoot.
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Re: Sierra Online video catalogue (VERY cheesy!)

Post by laffer » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:26 am

I especially like the little Police Quest 2 sketch... the actors and everything about it is so damn 80s, it's great :lol:

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Post by Rudy » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:24 am

The Sierra guys were still having their mullets back then :D
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Re: Sierra Online video catalogue (VERY cheesy!)

Post by oberonqa » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:21 am

Wow these videos are great! Thank you for the find. :)
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Re: Sierra Online video catalogue (VERY cheesy!)

Post by Rakeesh » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:04 pm

Hah! The escape of Jesse Baines. Only that his hostage is a young man in the game, not a mustached fatman. And Rosella's shadow is totally unrelated to how she is holding the lantern. And I guess she is more beautiful in 'reality' :D

It's great to see them. I had no idea such things existed there in the USA.

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