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Favorite Sierra Game Cover?

Post by Tawmis » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:33 pm

I can't remember if we've asked this before (I did a search, but it pulls up way too many unrelated results) - so if we have asked it before, well - maybe things have changed!

So of all your Sierra games - which one has your favorite cover?

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Re: Favorite Sierra Game Cover?

Post by Tawmis » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:36 pm

For me, I have always loved King's Quest IV's cover.
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I even wish they released the "original" cover.
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Post by JasefWisener » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:52 pm

The simplicity of the cover for The Beast Within has always been one of my favorite pieces of cover art for any game, Sierra or not.
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I also love the original art for QFG1/Hero's Quest.
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Post by MusicallyInspired » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:59 am

Simplistic elegance and an unlikely attractive colour combination.

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:41 am

Honourable mention:

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Re: Favorite Sierra Game Cover?

Post by Tawmis » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:30 pm

For me, honorable mention would be:
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I had this as my phone's "wallpaper" back in the days of flip phones. :lol:

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Re: Favorite Sierra Game Cover?

Post by Datadog » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:39 am

+1 for King's Quest 4.

As for my pick...

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The energy in this image mixed with Roger snacking on a burger sells it for me.
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Post by Rath Darkblade » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:20 am

For sheer horror value...

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For amusement value (from DeviantArt)...

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Post by Jules » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:30 pm

I've always loved the LB2 cover. The art, the sleek lines, and just the whole Egyptian theme of it. I especially love the imposing pharaoh head as an "all knowing" focal point in the background as a potential murder scene is being witnessed.
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Post by Collector » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:34 pm

The cover of the game with the greatest EGA art of them all, bar none.

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Post by JasefWisener » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:55 am

Collector wrote:The cover of the game with the greatest EGA art of them all, bar none.

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I always forget that one since I've never played the Laura Bow games, but that cover is absolutely one of the best.
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Re: Favorite Sierra Game Cover?

Post by Tawmis » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:05 pm

Datadog wrote:+1 for King's Quest 4.

As for my pick...

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The energy in this image mixed with Roger snacking on a burger sells it for me.
It's very Guardians of the Galaxy before there was Guardians of the Galaxy (well, movie version of GotG). :lol:

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Re: Favorite Sierra Game Cover?

Post by Tawmis » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:05 pm

Jules wrote:I've always loved the LB2 cover. The art, the sleek lines, and just the whole Egyptian theme of it. I especially love the imposing pharaoh head as an "all knowing" focal point in the background as a potential murder scene is being witnessed.
Always thought it'd make a great book cover too.

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Post by Tawmis » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:06 pm

Collector wrote:The cover of the game with the greatest EGA art of them all, bar none.

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It's simplistic, but clever.

It's what spawned my Final Soul text adventure game thingie.

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Re: Favorite Sierra Game Cover?

Post by Collector » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:07 pm

JasefWisener wrote:I always forget that one since I've never played the Laura Bow games, but that cover is absolutely one of the best.
Time to track down a copy. As I said, Douglas Herring's artwork in it is stunning. All in glorious EGA.
With Ken Allen's great Roland sound track.

And what is a Sierra game without its moments of humor.
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