Tagged: 1994

Screenshot from Imagination Express – Destination: Neighborhood

Imagination Express Educational categorySoftware category

Edmark’s storytelling program uses believable, educational settings – which is perfect for making creative mischief.

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.)

Screenshot from MongoPong

MongoPong Arcade categoryMacintosh category

How much Pong is too much Pong? The shareware game MongoPong proves that you can’t add too much before it gets out of control.

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.

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