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  • Retro game spotlight: The Lost Vikings

    Retro game spotlight: The Lost Vikings

    5th February 2022action, puzzle
    I'm not a fan of platformers. I love RPGs, I enjoyed many point & click adventures, I like most strategy games, but I never got excited while playing a platform game. Lost Viking is different. I LOVED the concept of controlling three different vikings in order to solve riddles and ...
  • Bomb Jack: an arcade classic

    Bomb Jack: an arcade classic

    22nd January 2022action, puzzle, remakes and sequels
    Bomb Jack is a classic arcade platform game developed and published by Tecmo in 1984. The goal of the game is to collect bombs while avoiding enemies; the whole game takes place in a fixed screen. Bomb Jack for DOS is a conversion from the arcade original version. The arcade and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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&...
  • Puzzle games based on TV game shows

    Puzzle games based on TV game shows

    21st March 2020puzzle
    Games based on TV game shows were popular in the early days of DOS video gaming on older PCs. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that every major game show of the eighties was translated into a video game: Family Feud, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and more.Here's ...
  • Pipe Mania: a liquid puzzle game

    Pipe Mania: a liquid puzzle game

    15th February 2020puzzle
    Pipe Mania (also known as Pipe Dream is a tile-matching (sort of) puzzle game about flowing liquids developed by The Assembly Line in 1989. You must build a path made of pipe pieces to let a green liquid (sewer goo?) flow. It's simple, original and addicting, that's why Pipe Mania was ...
  • Minesweeping at the office

    Minesweeping at the office

    29th September 2019puzzle
    The Microsoft Windows 3.x family of operating environment wasn't known for games, but it popularized the Windows software pretty much everywhere. One of the best known Windows 3.x games was Minesweeper.Minesweeper was a simple puzzle game that required the player to clear a field full of mines and numbers ...
  • Sokoban is a puzzle game genre

    Sokoban is a puzzle game genre

    30th April 2019puzzle
    When I had to add sub-genres to the puzzle games category, I really didn't know how to do it. I consulted Wikipedia, Home of the Underdogs (the original one) and a few other gaming sites. I thought a lot about it and then I came up with the current sub-genres: ...
  • Puzzles: word games, sokoban, action puzzles

    Puzzles: word games, sokoban, action puzzles

    12th May 2018puzzle
    The puzzle genre for PCs did not leave lots of memories of the past. I mean, if you exclude Tetris and Lemmings, it's not that easy to remember REALLY good puzzle games for DOS or even Windows. Sure, there's The Incredible Machine, Atomix, Logical, but none of them comes immediatly ...
  • Sentinel Returns is online!

    Sentinel Returns is online!

    29th April 2016puzzle
    Hookstone developed Sentinel Returns in 1998 for Windows; Psygnosis published it. Sentinel Returns is the follow up to one of the most popular puzzle games ever: The Sentinel (A.K.A. The Sentry).
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