Empire of the Overmind
by Avalon Hill
(Tan box with wizard / princess cover art)




I've come across two very different package variations for this early parser adventure:




In this version, which I call the "tan" box, the game comes on cassette, with multiple systems included on a single tape. (Avalon Hill's games were relatively small and compact, since the game engine wasn't very extensive.)

The "Rhyme of the Overmind" prop is identical in both versions, but I've got the instruction manual in two different sizes: a tall, narrow version and a more standard 8" x 5" booklet.

Avalon Hill's GFS Sorceress and Lords of Karma were sold sold as both disk and cassette versions as well, but the only difference with these is the back of the box, which has a picture of a diskette or tape, as appropriate. The front cover art is the same in both cases. Ripper may have been disk format only.


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