More comments. Peter Pan
is indeed public domain, so there shouldn't be a licensing issue with the game (unless it was derived from a copyrighted derivative of the property, such as a movie or comic). Phantasie III - The Wrath of Nikademus
is easily the best of the trilogy, with the Amiga version once again visually superior. Not a bad gaming system for its time. Planetfall
- Another good Infocom game, and one which should be at least part of a sci-fi Infocom bundle (with Suspended, Leather Goddess of Phobos, etc). A portable Infocom interpreter engine was released years ago and works with pretty much all the game files, so the compatibility work needed to re-release these titles is minimal. Send me a PM if you want to check it out, and there has probably been an even better release since I found this many moons ago. Planet's Edge
was largely unfamiliar to me, but apparently is "from the creators of Might and Magic
". Sounds like a decent strategy game, so a good candidate on that front too. Pool of Radiance
is a decent RPG, and being from the D&D stable has an automatic audience with good old gamers. Would be really attractive combined with the decade-later sequel, Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor
. This received mixed reviews, but I found it enjoyable (certainly equal to or better than The Temple of Elemental Evil). And the extras in the Ruins of Myth Drannor Collector's Edition (soundtrack, novel) would make good GOG bonuses.
Whilst on the topic of D&D licenses, I'd like to add the DOS game Blood & Magic
. Forgotten by most, this is a D&D RTS, centering on the use of transformable golems. It had some issues and questionable AI, but still a worthwhile game, and it has the curiosity factor of being a (largely) non-RPG example of the license. Prince of Persia 1 & 2
- Frankly surprised these aren't available everywhere already, seeing how much they do to keep the franchise alive. It's gotten more sequels and reboots than most comic book characters. I can only assume the marketing apparatus behind it either has no interest in releasing the games, or has forgotten they exist for any use apart from "then & now" comparisons. Prisoner of Ice
- More HPL games are a good thing. Opinions are more divided on this title than most Mythos games, but I come down in favour of it. A pretty brutal point-and-click puzzle adventure, with some nicely rendered eldritch horrors. I say bring it.
Lastly, your list is almost to it, and I've mentioned it already, but here's another appeal to get Pushover
on board. It really is quite a good puzzle game, visually and aurally pleasing, and with a fresh and clever dynamic. I'm rather surprised the mechanics haven't been copied yet for a tablet game, seeing as most other classic puzzlers have been to one degree or another.