[Coco] Dallas Quest (adventure game)

John Guin johnguin at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 16 15:35:56 EDT 2012

Was this game actually licensed, or did the people just use the "Dallas" TV
name and theme on their own?

I honestly have no idea, but can't imagine any Coco games paying licensing
fees back in the 80s...

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From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On
Behalf Of Bill Loguidice
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 9:42 AM
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Subject: Re: [Coco] Dallas Quest (adventure game)

I actually have quite fond memories of The Dallas Quest, though I've only
played (and still own) the Commodore 64 version. As a kid, I got it from a
mail order software closeout place, along with other great Datasoft titles
like Mancopter. Anyway, it's funny that you mention not beating it. Unlike
nearly every other text and text and graphics adventure of the time, for
whatever reason, I was able to beat it my first playthrough, in about 5
hours or so of straight play. I never had that same experience with any
other game of that type and had a blast and great feeling of accomplishment
because of it. Needless to say, the Dallas license was bizarre and probably
ill-informed (was there much cross-over at the time between Dallas fans and
8-bit computer users?), and, ultimately, the game had little connection with
the series, but I enjoyed it, and in the end, that's what matters.

Bill Loguidice, Managing Director; Armchair Arcade,
Film <http://www.armchairarcade.com/film>; About me and other ways to get in
touch <http://about.me/billloguidice>

On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 2:58 PM, Allen Huffman <alsplace at pobox.com> wrote:

> I heard a reference to the Dallas TV series on a podcast earlier this 
> week, and thought it was odd they would bring up such an old TV show. 
> It came up again today on another show, and I learned there was a 
> brand new series airing on TNT as of last month. (I may live in cave; 
> I haven't watched broadcast TV in a year and haven't had cable for 
> ages.)
> This made me do a quick search on the Dallas Quest adventure game. The 
> wikipedia page mentions it had a CoCo version, but other sites I saw 
> neglect to mention anything other than Commodore 64. Grumble.
> Anyway, with the resurgence of Dallas on TV (it has already been 
> renewed for a second season), I bet  we start seeing copies of this 
> game sell on e-Bay.
> This is one of the games I owned (packed away somewhere, still, I am 
> sure) that I ever won. So many things on my to do list...
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