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Abandonware DOS retro gaming spotlight

  • What are fan-made games?

    What are fan-made games?

    20th July 2024remakes and sequels
    Fan-made games are video games created by fans, often as a tribute to existing franchises, characters, or game mechanics. These games are typically developed by enthusiasts who have a passion for a particular series or genre and want to express their creativity by making their own game within that universe....
  • Morrowind: the best of the Elder Scrolls games?

    Morrowind: the best of the Elder Scrolls games?

    13th July 2024RPG
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is a critically acclaimed open-world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios. It was released in 2002 and is the third installment in the Elder Scrolls series. The game is set in the fantasy world of Tamriel, on the island of Vvardenfell in the ...
  • Premier Manager: one of the earliest football management games

    Premier Manager: one of the earliest football management games

    6th July 2024simulation, sports
    Premier Manager was released in 1992 by Gremlin Interactive for the Commodore Amiga and MS-DOS platforms. It was one of the earliest football management simulation games and allowed players to take on the role of a football club manager in the English football league system. In Premier Manager, players were responsible ...
  • Demo versions: what happened to game demos?

    Demo versions: what happened to game demos?

    29th June 2024action, adventure, puzzle, RPG, shooter, simulation, sports, strategy
    Let's start by emphasizing a crucial point: not every classic game has been "abandoned". With the resurgence of all things "vintage", there's a renewed fascination with retro items, including video games. Consequently, certain companies have acquired entire back catalogs of old games and begun selling them anew. Hence, many captivating ...
  • Lemonade Tycoon: the remake of an unknown classic

    Lemonade Tycoon: the remake of an unknown classic

    22nd June 2024simulation
    Lemonade Tycoon is a business simulation game that allows players to run their own virtual lemonade stand and try to turn it into a successful and profitable business. The game typically involves setting prices, managing inventory, adjusting recipes, and dealing with factors like weather and customer satisfaction. The objective of ...
  • The early Batman: the Caped Crusader

    The early Batman: the Caped Crusader

    15th June 2024adventure, puzzle
    Batman: The Caped Crusader is an action-adventure video game released in the late 1980s. It was developed and published by Ocean Software and was available on various home computer systems of that era, including the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST and, of course, DOS. The game was ...
  • 1001 Video games you must play... abandonware version

    1001 Video games you must play... abandonware version

    8th June 2024top games and awards
    1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die is a book that compiles a list of notable video games from various platforms, genres, and time periods that are considered significant in the history and development of the medium. The book is part of the "1001 Before You Die" series, which ...
  • 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!
  • MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy

    MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy

    25th May 2024RPG
    MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) released in 1990. The Zhodani Conspiracy is the first installment in the MegaTraveller series and was developed by Paragon Software. MegaTraveller 1 takes place in the Traveller universe's Third Imperium, a vast interstellar empire. The plot revolves around a conspiracy involving ...
  • Action-adventure: from Alone in the Dark to Tomb Raider

    Action-adventure: from Alone in the Dark to Tomb Raider

    18th May 2024action, adventure
    The action-adventure genre in video games is a dynamic and diverse category that combines elements of both action and adventure. Action-adventure games typically feature strong storytelling elements. Players assume the role of a protagonist or a group of characters who embark on a quest, journey, ...
  • Mario Bros VGA: a remake

    Mario Bros VGA: a remake

    11th May 2024action, remakes and sequels
    Mario Bros VGA is a fan made remake of the original Mario Bros by Nintendo, the game that popularized the character of Mario, the italian plumber first saw in Donkey Kong. Mario Bros VGA is a fixed-screen platform arcade game that truly shines when played in co-op with a friend.
  • Princess Maker 2: a fantasy life simulation

    Princess Maker 2: a fantasy life simulation

    4th May 2024simulation
    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, ...
  • Abandonware action games: platformers, brawlers, arcades

    Abandonware action games: platformers, brawlers, arcades

    27th April 2024action
    Action video games are all about speed, fast moving and dexterity. The main action varies according to the kind of game, which can include jumping from platforms, running, beating up other human players or computer controlled adversaries, etc. If the action is focused on shooting adversaries, the game belongs to ...
  • System Shock 2: RPG shooter

    System Shock 2: RPG shooter

    20th April 2024RPG, shooter
    System Shock 2 is a sci-fi first-person action role-playing game (RPG) developed by Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios and released in 1999. System Shock 2 combines elements of first-person shooters with RPG mechanics.
  • Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures

    Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures

    13th April 2024RPG
    After publishing a plethora of Gold Box titles, SSI decided to release a fantasy RPG based on the Forgotten Realms scenarios of Dungeons & Dragons where the player could create its own adventures. Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures (FRUA) is the ultimate Gold Box RPG and received praise from everyone who ...
  • CODiE Awards 1995: Doom 2, Nascar, Under a Killing Moon

    CODiE Awards 1995: Doom 2, Nascar, Under a Killing Moon

    6th April 2024top games and awards
    In 1995 America Online granted access to the internet. The Oklahoma City bombing and the nervine gas attack in Japan happened. In 1995 Microsoft presented its own operating system Windows 1995 to the world.Some CODiE Awards winners made the history of video gaming. Doom 2 was an excellent sequel to one of the ...
  • Jagged Alliance 2: squad tactics at its best

    Jagged Alliance 2: squad tactics at its best

    30th March 2024RPG, strategy
    Jagged Alliance 2 is a turn-based tactical role-playing strategy game developed by Sir-Tech and released in 1999 for Windows. It is the sequel to the original Jagged Alliance and has earned a reputation as one of the best games in the turn-based strategy genre. Set in the fictional country of Arulco, Jagged ...
  • King's Quest: Quest for the Crown

    King's Quest: Quest for the Crown

    23rd March 2024adventure
    King's Quest: Quest for the Crown is the first game in the popular series of King's Quest. Developed by Sierra On-line, King's Quest is an early adventure game (one of the first animated adventures), a step up from the classic graphical interactive fiction of the time. The player can use ...
  • Block breakers: the Breakout legacy

    Block breakers: the Breakout legacy

    16th March 2024action, puzzle
    Block breaker is a term often used to describe a type of video game that involves breaking or destroying blocks or bricks within the game environment. These games are typically characterized by a paddle or platform at the bottom of the screen that the player controls, and a wall of ...
  • Pharaoh: city building in ancient Egypt

    Pharaoh: city building in ancient Egypt

    9th March 2024simulation, strategy
    Pharaoh is a city building strategy game that is part of a group of games that uses the same interface and the same gameplay style: Pharaoh, the Caesar series and Zeus. Here's a couple of excerpt from reviews of old video game magazines.