Friday, December 31, 2010

The festive Willy Beamish post

Well, dear readers and retro gamers, there is something I must confess. I've always believed Willy Beamish to be the ultimate New Year's Eve game and still feel nostalgic when it comes to this amazing point-and-clicker (especially when it's combined with 50s music). Why? It's a big story really, so I guess I will link to this auction for The Adventures of Willy Beamish instead. It's the complete boxed PC (5.25" floppy) version that even includes the hintbook. Seller only ships within the US. Oh, and if you grab this one for less than 30-35$, be sure you've made an excellent buy.

As for the game itself, well, it was developed by Dynamix and published by Sierra in 1991 and was thus visually stunning, smart, polished and relatively difficult. The game still remains excellent fun and them cartoon graphics really aged gracefully. Read more about Willy Beamish here, here and here.

Oh, and a happy 2011 everyone! Expect many exciting Retro Treasures excitements for said shiny new year, but more on these in a few days. 

5 comments:

  1. Near and dear to my heart as well—I'd love to hear your big story.

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  2. Well then, the next time I post about Willy Beamish I'll make sure to include it. Happy 2011!

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  3. Hey, look at this ad from croatian auction;
    http://www.aukcije.hr/upload/0/00/000/0000/00006/000062/0000627/00006277/1/1327687/resized/20101229211917.jpg

    Old russian console from '80, with a game "Nu, pogodi!"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nu,_pogodi!

    I'm biggest fan of your blog. Great job!

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  4. @ sonjecka: Those are some amazing links. Truly rare and incredible stuff. Oh, and thanks for the kind words. Happy 2011!

    @ Mik: And a very happy 2011 to you too dear Mik. May your old games age gracefully!

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