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  • 1994 in retro gaming: The Elder Scrolls: Arena

    1994 in retro gaming: The Elder Scrolls: Arena

    7th August 2021RPG, deals and free games
    The Elder Scrolls: Arena is the first chapter in the popular fantasy RPG series "The Elder Scrolls" developed by Bethesda Softworks. Like the other games in the series, Arena takes place in the continent of Tamriel and allows the player to roam freely in an open world scenario.The Elder ...
  • Play Qix online on Abandonware DOS

    Play Qix online on Abandonware DOS

    31st July 2021play online, puzzle
    Qix is a classic arcade games that every vintage game conoisseur should know. The original version hit the arcades in 1981 and was an instant success. The gameplay is really simple: draw squares and rectangles to captures areas of the screen without dyiing. When you manage to claim the majority of ...
  • 1986 in retro gaming: Archon, Karateka, Space Quest

    1986 in retro gaming: Archon, Karateka, Space Quest

    24th July 2021action, adventure, strategy
    30 years ago, computer gaming was growing slowly. Computers like the C64 and the Spectrum were the main source of digital amusement among Home Computer owners. Finally after a few disappointing years, in 1986 a handful of interesting games began to conquer the PC public:Archon was an hybrid between an ...
  • Balance of the Planet: environmental simulation

    Balance of the Planet: environmental simulation

    17th July 2021simulation
    Balance of the Planet is an environmental simulation game designed by Chris Crawford and self published under the Incredible technologies label in 1990. Its almost unique (for the time) and serious theme contributed to the game to stand out. Balance of the Planet is part of the Balance of Power series.
  • Grand Theft Auto: the beginning

    Grand Theft Auto: the beginning

    10th July 2021action, racing
    In Grand theft auto the player takes the role of a criminal who can freely roam around the city (Liberty City) completing tasks for the local mobs: stealing cars, killing pedestrians, all of it while avoiding the police and the army. The freedom of gameplay and the "I'm the bad ...
  • Rogue: the first roguelike

    Rogue: the first roguelike

    2nd July 2021play online, RPG
    If you're into roguelikes, you already know what Rogue is. Rogue is one of the first RPGs in the history of video gaming. It's a text-based dungeon crawler in which you have to fight your way in the dungeon to recover the Amulet of Yendor. Rogue became popular around 1980 ...
  • Space Harrier: third-person rail shooter

    Space Harrier: third-person rail shooter

    26th June 2021shooter
    Space Harrier is a 3rd-person view rail-shooter developed by Sega in 1985. Space Harrier was a hit in the arcades, and later it was converted for a number of platforms, including DOS (4 years later!). The sequels - Space Harrier 3D and Space Harrier II - were never ported to DOS.
  • Wizball in a world without colors

    Wizball in a world without colors

    19th June 2021action, puzzle
    Wizball is an abandoned shoot'em up created by Jon Hare and Chris Yates, the guys behind Sensible Software. Wizball was published for PC by Ocean Software in 1987. The premise of Wizball is quite odd: the realm of Wizworld was deprived by all colors by an evil guy. You, as the ...
  • Games set in South America

    Games set in South America

    12th June 2021adventure
    Video games set in South America usually involve Inca or Aztec cultures and mythology. Typical South American settings and cliches are: the jungle, the Amazon, ancient temples, guerrilla warfare, petty dictators, etc.Here's a few of them:Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures  Windows 3.x 1996 LucasArts Flight of the ...
  • Telarium: early interactive fiction

    Telarium: early interactive fiction

    5th June 2021adventure
    Telarium was known for interactive fiction adventure games with graphics. Their adventure games were almost all based on novels such as Farenheit 451 and Rendez Vous With Rama. Telarium often cooperated with the authors of those books.Based in: U.S.A. Established in: 1984 Closed in: 1987 gamegenrereleasedAmazonadventure1984Dragon Worldadventure1984Farenheit 451...
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space: inspired by a B movie

    Plan 9 From Outer Space: inspired by a B movie

    29th May 2021adventure
    "There was so much potential for a decent game within Plan 9's dire plot and general naffness that the game seems a real cop-out. I'm a real fan of all those awful B-movies, and likes of The Creature From The Black Lagoon and King Kong are just gagging for ...
  • System Shock 2: shooter, RPG, action-adventure

    System Shock 2: shooter, RPG, action-adventure

    22nd May 2021RPG, shooter
    System Shock 2 is a Windows science fiction cyberpunk game developed by Irrational Games, designed by Ken Levine and published by Electronic Arts in 1999. System Shock 2 is a blend of more than one genre: RPG, action-adventure, shooter, stealth game.
  • Collector's info: Leather Goddesses of Phobos

    Collector's info: Leather Goddesses of Phobos

    15th May 2021adventure, big box PC games
    Infocom interactive fiction games are fondly remembered by fans not only for their quality, but also for the sheer number of "feelies" (physical items) you could find in each original big box.Leather Goddesses of Phobos, a sci-fi humorous text adventure, came with some of the most peculiar feelies ever. ...
  • LA Law: The Computer Game

    LA Law: The Computer Game

    8th May 2021adventure
    LA Law: The Computer Game is an abandoned adventure game based on the popular TV series from the 80s and 90s. L.A. Law. LA Law was developed by Synergistic Software and released by Capstone in 1992. LA Law plays like a multiple choice adventure game where you have to build ...
  • Wargaming: The Perfect General

    Wargaming: The Perfect General

    2nd May 2021strategy
    The Perfect General is a turn-based strategy military game developed by White Wolf Productions and released in 1991 by Quantun Quality Production. The Perfect General gameplay is quite simple compared to other wargames, but it's based on a solid set of rules and let the players progress at their own pace ...
  • 1998 in PC gaming: Dune 2000, Axis and Allies, Railroad Tycoon 2

    1998 in PC gaming: Dune 2000, Axis and Allies, Railroad Tycoon 2

    24th April 2021action, puzzle, strategy
    20 years ago PC gaming was thriving. Half-Life re-defined the game design of FPSs. Baldur's Gate and Fallout 2 gave hope to gamers who were waiting for the next generation of RPGs. Adventure gamers enjoyed Grim Fandango immensely. Real-time strategy fans spent countless hours playing StarCraft. And let's not forget&...
  • RPG spotlight - Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

    RPG spotlight - Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

    17th April 2021RPG
    Ultima IV is remembered as one of the best Ultima games ever released, designed as usual by Richard Garriott. Garriott took the Ultima series to a whole new level by introducing the eight virtues: honesty, compassion, valor, justice, sacrifice, honor, spirituality, humility. Ultima IV started the trilogy known as "Age ...
  • Relaxing with Alpha Waves

    Relaxing with Alpha Waves

    10th April 2021action
    Alpha Waves was the ultimate relaxing experience for PC. As a platform game, Alpha Waves it's an ok game; not bad, not very good, but if you consider the whole relaxing experience, it's worth a try. Alpha Waves stands the test of time, after all these years it's still fairly ...
  • Delivering papers as a digital paperboy

    Delivering papers as a digital paperboy

    3rd April 2021action
    Paperboy was an unusual arcade hit by Atari later published by Mindscape for DOS. Paperboy gameplay is peculiar: you control a boy on a bicycle and you have to deliver newspapers to a number of houses while avoiding dogs, cars and other obstacles. A sequel called Paperboy 2 was released in 1991 ...
  • Supremacy: Your Will Be Done

    Supremacy: Your Will Be Done

    27th March 2021strategy
    Supremacy: You Will Be Done (also known simply as Overlord) is a rare example of mix between real-time strategy and science fiction themed 4X game (eXplore, eXpand, eXploid, eXterminate). Supremacy was developed by Probe Entertainment and published by Mastertronic in 1990.PC Review wrote about Supremacy in 1992: "Two huge civilisations battle ...