Tagged: 1995

Screenshot from BailOutBob

BailOutBob Puzzle category

BailOutBob can’t and shouldn’t support the hodge-podge of ideas thrown into its prison escape conceit.

Screenshot from Bal Ru's Curse

Bal Ru’s Curse Puzzle category

An evil god inhabits this challenging puzzle game and, frustratingly, messes with its formula out of total spite.

Screenshot from Defcon 5

Defcon 5 Shooter categorySimulation category

Combining first-person shooters and strategic simulation around a specific location is a brilliant concept. Defcon 5 implements it in an extremely flawed way, though enough that you can see what works.

Screenshot from Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou

Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou Adventure category

Osamu Sato’s magnum opus is unequivocally the strangest game ever made. Behind its madness, you’ll find a metaphorical tale of rebirth and self-actualization. I love that something like this was made.

Screenshot from Knight Moves

Knight Moves Puzzle category

Co-opting chess moves is a bit of a silly basis for a whole game. Knight Movies definitely makes a go of it though.

Music Highlight: ClockWerx Music Highlights category

The anonymously titled “Song H” meets the tone and pace of ClockWerx – and really all puzzle games – with aplomb.

Screenshot from Robot City

Robot City Adventure category

Robot City is a gripping, scary, unforgettable sci-fi murder mystery saddled a tedious and unfair open world.

Screenshot from SimTower: The Vertical Empire

SimTower: The Vertical Empire Simulation category

Leave it to an outsider to develop a surprisingly personal take on the simulation sandbox genre – and one of the stronger entries in the Sim series.

Screenshot from The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain

The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain Educational categoryPuzzle category

The third game in the Dr. Brain series is quite fun ‌because of its multi-subject education ‌– not in spite of it.