Tagged: 1991

Screenshot from Monopoly (1991)

Two odd Monopoly games in context Board category

Comparing two odd video game versions of Monopoly – one quirky, one intense – and what they say about the era they were released in.

Screenshot from Moraff's Entrap

Moraff’s Entrap Puzzle category

Developer Steve Moraff’s exacting personality shows through in this tough, peculiarly designed puzzle game that’s also an ad for his band.

Music Highlight: Obitus Music Highlights category

The title theme of the DOS version of the role-playing game Obitus prepares you to lose your way while there’s still promise in that idea.

Screenshot from Obitus

Obitus RPG category

Not all who wander are lost, but in Obitus, you will always be lost. For this otherwise simple and charming RPG, either prepare to draw your own maps or don’t bother playing.

Screenshot from RoboMaze II

RoboMaze II Action category

Even if the keyboard controls weren’t busted, the terrible physics and intermittently awful level design render this otherwise interesting spin on Die Hard unplayable.

Screenshot from Spaceship Warlock

Spaceship Warlock Adventure category

Reactor Inc.’s foundational interactive movie adventure follows no existing blueprint and nearly falls apart from the tonal whiplash of combining open exploration with cinematic intensity. Nearly.

Screenshot from Stuffin the Briefcase

Stuffin the Briefcase Puzzle category

This game about packing luggage is a satisfying slice of everyday life where you get to take care of your stuff.

Screenshot from World Empire III

World Empire series Board categoryStrategy category

The World Empire war game pentalogy adds a layer of political pragmatism to Risk and captures a decade of stylistic change in gaming.

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