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  • 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 ...
  • Zool: the ninja from the Nth dimension

    Zool: the ninja from the Nth dimension

    20th March 2021action
    Zool was to Amiga what Sonic was for Sega consoles: a cool protagonist (a ninja of the Nth dimension!) for a high adrenaline action platformer. Zool was designed by George Allen and published by Gremlin in 1992 and it was an instant success. It was ported for many platforms, DOS included, ...
  • Collector's info: Bureaucracy

    Collector's info: Bureaucracy

    11th March 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.Bureaucracy is an abandoned text-adventure game designed by Douglas Adams (yes, the writer of The Hitchhiker Guide of ...
  • Electronic Games Arcade Awards: Games of the Year 1979

    Electronic Games Arcade Awards: Games of the Year 1979

    6th March 2021top games and awards
    Electronic Games was a magazine published in the 1980s and the 1990s entirely focused on video games (one of the first ones, if you think about it). Every year, Electronic Games magazine held a Game of the Year "Arcade Awards".These are the best games published in 1979 according to Electronic ...
  • Hardball: digital baseball

    Hardball: digital baseball

    20th February 2021sports
    Hardball is a popular series of baseball video games published by Accolade from 1985 (Hardball! was the first game) to 1998 (Hardball 6). If you are a baseball fan and a video games enthusiast, you can't miss them!
  • Circuit's Edge: a cyberpunk adventure-RPG

    Circuit's Edge: a cyberpunk adventure-RPG

    13th February 2021RPG
    Circuit's Edge is a single-player science fiction blend of adventure game and RPG, developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1990. Circuit's Edge is based on George Alec Effinger's cyberpunk novel "When Gravity Fails".Genres: rpg, interactive fiction System: DOS Released in: 1990 Publisher: Infocom Developer: Westwood Studios Keywords: turn ...
  • Princess Maker 2: a fantasy life simulation

    Princess Maker 2: a fantasy life simulation

    6th February 2021simulation
    Princess Maker 2 is a life simulation anime-style game developed by Gainax in 1993. In Princess Maker 2, the player is the father of a young princess and must tutor and raise her to the age of 18 by scheduling jobs, school classes and programming other activities. The princess is defined by attributes (strength, ...
  • Asteroids: the abandoned remakes

    Asteroids: the abandoned remakes

    30th January 2021remakes and sequels
    The original game Asteroids was one of the most popular arcade games of the 80s; a fixed-screen shooter first published for arcade machines in 1979.Original title: Asteroids  First released in: 1979 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari, Taito Designer: Lyle Rains, Ed Logg, Dominic ...
  • Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1981

    Electronic Games Arcade Awards - 1981

    23rd January 2021top games and awards
    asElectronic Games was a magazine published in the United States between the 1980s and the 1990s. It was one of the first computer magazines entirely dedicated to video games, and it wasn't that common in the early 80s.The Arcade Awards was perhaps the first "game of the year" type ...