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FREDDY PHARKAS FRONTIER PHARMACIST +1Clk Windows 10 8 7 Vista XP Install

FREDDY PHARKAS FRONTIER PHARMACIST +1Clk Windows 10 8 7 Vista XP Install

$ 17.00


Actual Game

 

Freddy Pharkas
Frontier Pharmacist

1-Click Install
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

(Sierra 1993)

MY PROMISE
My games are genuine, install in one step, look, sound and play in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP like they did in the old days, or your money back. This is my unconditional guarantee for three years.

WHAT IS INCLUDED
This listing includes the original game CD. An on-screen printable manual is also included. The box is pictured for reference and is not included.

I will also provide a compatibility CD that will allow the game to run under ALL VERSIONS of Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP, both 32 and 64 bit. The game has been patched to its final version.

INSTALLATION
One step: Insert my CD and the game will automatically work on your computer. Done. Yes, it's that simple.

Want to play? Click the icon. Want the game off your computer? Click Uninstall. Zero hassle.

TECH SUPPORT
Rapid response technical support for three years is always an e-mail or phone call away.

In the extremely rare event I cannot get this title to work on your system I will take it back for a full refund. All I ask is minimal assistance from you during the troubleshooting process.

 

The Game
Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist was written by Al Lowe (of Leisure Suit Larry fame). One may thus expect the humorous asides as well as the unusual situations and solutions typical of LSL. Coarsegold (where have I heard that name before?) is a town in the Old West on the brink of becoming "ghostly". The gold is running out and the remaining business establishments are slowly being closed down by the sheriff and the banker. Strangers begin appearing in town creating trouble for the good citizens. Freddy Pharkas, who operates the local drug store, was at one time a gunslinger (with a white hat, of course) but after a particularly humiliating showdown loss, moved west, hung up his guns and hat, and opened the pharmacy. As you may surmise, you must help Freddy regain his confidence (and find his boots!) and rescue the town.

The game's strength comes from it's excellent hand-painted graphic screens, western "saloon music" tracks, interesting puzzles and properly paced action. The main street scrolls smoothly as you reach the extremities, giving you a more continuous feeling, while the integration of the copy protection into the game play proper is more acceptable and less annoying than in previous games. Humor pervades the game -- even mis- application of your inventory items is anticipated with sometimes warped and hilarious results. Even when you have finished the game, it's not over.

The scanned graphic screens used in the game involve the player in the game to a much greater degree than earlier Sierra games do because the colors and detail add a terrific amount of realism to the action. The fades to and from sepia tone paintings at the beginning and end of each act are interesting effects bringing you the real feel of the "old" nature of the game's settings. The saloon music captures the honky-tonk feeling of an old west tavern, and the unusual subjects in the live action on stage are typical of the humor found throughout the adventure.

The game contains the typical mid 90s Sierra point and click interface. The player moves the cursor around the screen clicking the "hot spot" on various objects: depending on the cursor "mode" (move, examine, operate, talk) an appropriate action will occur. Note that different cursors will give different types of information from the same object, so you must be complete in your investigations.

The object of the game is to foil the villains' attempts to destroy the town, while helping Freddy regain his confidence as a gunslinger. The narrator, in the person of "Whitlin' Willie" in the General Store helps you with clues to the puzzles, but you must help Freddy use his skill and knowledge of pharmacology and other sciences to outwit the evil doers. You must help Freddy read and carefully interpret the prescription requirements and follow the instructions for synthesizing some of the drugs.

 


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