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Abandonware DOS retro gaming spotlight

  • Hardball: digital baseball

    Hardball: digital baseball

    1st June 2024sports
    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!
  • GameSpy Greatest PC Games of All Time: The '80s

    GameSpy Greatest PC Games of All Time: The '80s

    27th January 2024action, adventure, RPG, simulation, sports, strategy, top games and awards
    This is a special feature of the popular (and old!) video games site GameSpy. These games were handpicked by the GameSpy staff to be part of the best PC games published in the 80s. GameSpy Online, often referred to as GameSpy, was a division of IGN Entertainment that provided a ...
  • The shareware business model

    The shareware business model

    6th January 2024action, adventure, puzzle, racing, RPG, shooter, simulation, sports, strategy
    Shareware is a type of software distribution model that allows users to try a program before purchasing it. It's a marketing strategy and distribution method that was particularly popular in the early days of personal computing, primarily during the 1980s and 1990s.Shareware games were released for free with limited ...
  • CODiE Awards 1999: Starcraft, Unreal, Lego Loco

    CODiE Awards 1999: Starcraft, Unreal, Lego Loco

    25th November 2023shooter, sports, strategy, top games and awards
    In 1999 we surpassed 6 billion inhabitants in the whole world. In Europe, the new currency - called EURO - replaces national currencies. In the USA, Napster is released, and if you don't remember it, go looking for it on Wikipedia! Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 5 (five!).Movies released in 1999: Star Wars: The ...
  • John Madden Football: the first of a series

    John Madden Football: the first of a series

    15th April 2023sports
    John Madden Football was the first of a series of american football sports games sponsored by the coach of the same name. The first John Madden Football is an abandoned game developed and released by Electronic Arts in 1988 for Apple II and Commodore 64 and later released for DOS (in 1989). The ...
  • CODiE Awards 1993: A-Train, Links 386, Wolfenstein 3-D

    CODiE Awards 1993: A-Train, Links 386, Wolfenstein 3-D

    8th April 2023shooter, simulation, sports, top games and awards
    In 1993 the games awarded by the CODiE Awards aren't the most remembered of that decade. Looking at this meager list, the only game that stands out after all these years is Wolfenstein 3-D, which is simply the father of Doom and all the first-person shooters that came after that.1993A-Train ...
  • FIFA: Road to World Cup 98

    FIFA: Road to World Cup 98

    6th December 2022sports
    FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 (also known as FIFA 98) is a football sports game developed by Electronic Arts and released in 1997 for multiple platforms including Windows, Genesis, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, SNES. FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 is the fifth game in the FIFA Soccer series.
  • Knight Games: medieval olympics

    Knight Games: medieval olympics

    15th January 2022sports
    Olympic games were something back in the 80s and the 90s: Winter Games, Summer Games, California Games, anything-you-can-think-of games. Some imaginative developer thought that the world needed a different kind of "multisport" game and came up with he idea behind Knight Games."What Knight Games lacks is the feeling of ...
  • Italian videogames in the 90s

    Italian videogames in the 90s

    5th September 2020adventure, racing, sports
    Italy wasn't a prolific nation if you think about video games in the golden age of personal computers. There were a few valid software houses (Simulmondo, Milestone, Trecision, etc.) but they all disappeared leaving behind lots of mediocre games. Only a few of them are worth playing, but that doesn't ...
  • Sports: American Football games

    Sports: American Football games

    13th September 2019sports
    American Football is a sport that received much attention from developers in the past decades, expecially from american ones. There are american football games of every kind: realistic sports simulations, management strategic games and of course action games.
  • It's winter time! Snow, Santas and trains

    It's winter time! Snow, Santas and trains

    22nd December 2018action, sports
    Christmas is coming and I decided to add a few games in theme with the holiday season. Winter, Christmas, snow... every ingredient that makes "winter time" is present in the following games. A few of them are special editions of games already published (Skyroads, Jetpack). Transarctica is a peculiar one; ...
  • Sports: hockey, golf, football and more

    Sports: hockey, golf, football and more

    30th June 2018sports
    Sports games are not the most sought after on abandonware sites. Nonetheless, a few of them are fondly remembered by fans. I wonder if any of you ever heard, or played, the games I uploaded in this update.Golf, hockey, football (or soccer... whatever) and wrestling; here they are: Tony ...
  • Olympic sports

    Olympic sports

    2nd December 2017sports
    In the past sports gaming on PCs was more diverse than what it is today. Simulated sports ranged from classic sports like soccer, american football, basket, to lesser followed "sports" like darts, fishing, volleyball. A sports subgenre that stood out was "olympic sports". I'm talking about Winter Games, Summer Games, ...
  • Retro classic: Championship Manager

    Retro classic: Championship Manager

    30th June 2016sports
    Championship Manager is one of the most loved soccer management video games ever published for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST. The Championship Manager series endured until 2011 and spawned a plethora of simulation games. The first CM was published in 1992 by Domark and allowed the player to compete only in the ...
  • Sid Meier's SimGolf on Abandonware DOS

    Sid Meier's SimGolf on Abandonware DOS

    2nd June 2016simulation, sports
    SimGolf is a golf simulation different from other golf games. In SimGolf, the player is tasked with running a golf course, designing holes, taking care of golfers and even playing. It's an underrated game that deserves a place among the best of its genre.
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