Here's my collection, just because I had a digital camera handy (apologies for the crap photos, but I was rushing as the battery was dying):
- Basically the version that hit the shelves after the original was released. Powerplus is basically a Microprose brand that seemd to have been implemented to just shift games at buget prices, and in the UK you'd have shelves full of these boxes as Microprose were publishing so many bloody games at the time. Literally you'd have three shelves two metres wide each packed in with various PowerPlus titles on deals like 3 for £20.
Not bad condition, but has taken some knocks over the years.
Terror from the Deep
- sadly none of my boxes have survivied. My brother had the original (first one below) which got too badly damaged at some point long ago, and the second one I think I lent to a friend and never got back.
- no idea where my box is for this one. Basically the same as the silver Apocalypse one below, but with an Interceptor picture on it.
- still have the original European (red) one below in mint condition (no idea how we managed to keep it in that good condition). Bought it as soon as the game was finally released. Second version was found in a bargain bin 6-8 years ago at £4.99 each. Have three still in shrink-wrap. Pretty sure there are no differences. I may have actually bought 4 and opened one just to check
- I was just too slow off the mark to get a mention in the manual for this one
Martin DeRiso was a nice guy and I got a good interview off the guys - he said it was a shame the manual had already gone to print otherwise I'd have got a mention with the likes of Cyke @ AllianceX and Byron @ X-Command (see page 27 of the manual - at least I made it into the Aftermath manual
Picture below shows the two editions sent to me - one signed by the dev team in silver marker. I idiotically took this out of shrink-wrap (pretty sure they sealed it up after signing it... or maybe that was the other copy).
... just kidding
The European X-COM Collection
- okay, so the US version has three games in it and we get five
We didn't get the comic strip for Alliance that I hear made it into the US version sadly, but I was more than happy to have five games for about £10 (what I paid for it way back when). Box slightly ripped on one corner, but otherwise in-tact.
I did also have a disk version of UFO and TFTD for a while. Still have the disks somewhere but not the boxes.
I also have a demo version of Interceptor packaged onto a magazine cover CD with the original MEchCommander demo. A good demo release for that edition of whatever magazine it was because I had loads of fun with both games.
May your terror missions always be infested with Chrysalids.