Tagged: 1994

Screenshot from In Search of Dr. Riptide

In Search of Dr. Riptide Action category

This short undersea action game has twisty stages and ungraceful combat, both highlighted by the option to switch your character.

Screenshot from The Journeyman Project

The Journeyman Project Adventure category

The Journeyman Project has a brilliant vision of the future, a standout among games of its time, that tackles a great paperback science fiction premise with maturity and hope.

Screenshot from Laser Light

Laser Light Puzzle category

Laser Light spends too much time nitpicking the little things to live up to its inspired riff on Pipe Dream.

Screenshot from Lunicus

Lunicus Shooter category

Cyberflix’s sci-fi opus – an early stab at a narrative-driven shooter – largely fails as both an action game and an adventure game, though there’s glimpses of something innovative under the surface.

Screenshot from Millennium Auction

Millennium Auction Other category

A combination of random events and speculative fiction creates drama in this game’s virtual auction house. Does it matter that we can’t separate the randomness from the intentional storytelling and character? (This article includes a history of the game’s rocky production.)

Music Highlight: Noctropolis Music Highlights category

Noctropolis is a very messy game, but Ron Saltmarsh’s opening theme captures the epic heroism it tried so hard for.

Screenshot from Noctropolis

Noctropolis Adventure category

With its creative, pulpy setting wasted on D-level writing, Noctropolis is an ambitious misfire of the highest order. It’s a game as beautiful and intricate as it is mesmerizingly lousy.

Screenshot from Perihelion: The Prophecy

Perihelion: The Prophecy RPG category

Perihelion takes place in an epic doom-metal psycho-apocalypse, and the game can never live up to that description.

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