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  • 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 1985 arcade hit developed by Atari, later published by Mindscape for DOS in 1988 and for other platforms as well. Paperboy gameplay is peculiar: you control a paperboy on a bicycle and you have to deliver newspapers to a number of houses while avoiding dogs, cars and other ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers

    J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers

    16th January 2021RPG
    J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers is an abandoned fantasy top-down DOS RPG game set in the The Lord of the Rings universe. The Lord of the Rings II was developed and released by Interplay Productions in 1992. The Lord of the ...
  • The Infocom InfoComics

    The Infocom InfoComics

    8th January 2021adventure
    InfoComics was an engine developed by Infocom, used for a series of adventure games that today would be described as visual novels (something like non-interactive comics). InfoComics weren't much popular and, apparently, were one of the causes that lead to Infocom demise. Infocom published four games based on the Infocomics ...
  • Abandonware DOS in 2020: what's changed and what's new

    Abandonware DOS in 2020: what's changed and what's new

    2nd January 2021Abandonware DOS updates
    First of all, I would like to thank everyone who donated a few bucks to help me keep working on Abandonware DOS. THANK YOU, THANK YOU and again THANK YOU! 2020 will go down in history as the COVID year. I live in northern Italy, in one of the first regions ...
  • Operation Wolf: first-person shooting gallery

    Operation Wolf: first-person shooting gallery

    20th December 2020shooter
    Operation Wolf was a hit at the arcades, in part thanks to that wonderful cabinet. I have to admit that I've never played it outside my home. I used to play Operation Wolf first on a Commodore 64 (and yes, I enjoyed it) and later on a 386 PC. What I really ...
  • The best PC games according to Rock Paper Shotgun

    The best PC games according to Rock Paper Shotgun

    12th December 2020top games and awards
    In 2017 Rock Paper Shotgun compiled a list of the 75 greatest PC games of all time. While a majority of them were published in recent years, there are quite a few good old classics we know and love that deserve to be in any PC "top games" chart.1990Red Baron1992Dune ...
  • Icewind Dale: better than Baldur's Gate?

    Icewind Dale: better than Baldur's Gate?

    4th December 2020RPG
    When I played Baldur's Gate, I knew that RPGs weren't dead. There was this feeling that a new wave of RPGs was coming. I loved Baldur's Gate, but I found some parts of the story and the NPC's a bit too naive. What I loved of Icewind Dale, was that ...
  • Play Archon online, in your browser

    Play Archon online, in your browser

    28th November 2020play online
    I always thought that Archon was the work of the mind of a genius game designer. Archon it's a clever and simple idea that proves to be really entertaining. Take chess, add action-arcade battles when two pieces landing on the same square, spice it up with some fantasy flavor and ...
  • The Magic Candle series: almost like Ultima

    The Magic Candle series: almost like Ultima

    21st November 2020RPG
    The Magic Candle is a series of old school RPGs developed by Mindcraft much like Ultima. You control a party of adventurers in a top-down perspective environment. You can explore towns, fight monsters, talk to people, manage your inventory and even get someone of your party to work for a ...
  • What was your favourite classic arcade game?

    What was your favourite classic arcade game?

    14th November 2020action
    Everyone knows what "classic arcade" means. And everyone should know what the most popular and loved classic arcade games are (or, should I say "were"?). Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders are perhaps the most iconic classics in the early history of video gaming. If you're a true retro-gamer you ...
  • Lure of the Temptress: the first game made with the Virtual Theatre engine

    Lure of the Temptress: the first game made with the Virtual Theatre engine

    31st October 2020adventure
    Lure of the Temptress is an DOS fantasy adventure game, developed by Revolution Software, designed by Dave Cummins and published by Virgin Interactive in 1992. It's available for download. Lure of the Temptress was the first game to use the Virtual Theatre engine, also developed by Revolution Software.