Tagged: 1996

Screenshot from Angst: Rahz's Revenge

Angst: Rahz’s Revenge Shooter category

Angst may be the worst commercially released first-person shooter of all time. It is so affectingly bad that it makes other games worse.

Title screen from Barrack

Barrack Arcade categoryMacintosh category

Barrack is a decent entry point for the weird world of Ambrosia Software, a company that takes arcade classics and fills them with crazy. This riff on JezzBall is scattershot but subtly improves the original.

Screenshot from Capitalism Plus

Capitalism Simulation category

Big on profits, light on ethics, and lavishly excessive in detail, the business simulator Capitalism is, for better or worse, an accurate look at what it’s like to run a big corporation.

Title screen from Crazy Drake

Crazy Drake Platform category

The borderline stylistic thievery of Crazy Drake actually helps the game compare favorably to other platformers from the same period.

Screenshot from Dinosaur Predators

Dinosaur Predators Educational categoryStrategy category

As an educational tool about dinosaurs, this game is limited by its strategic shortcomings. As a strategy game, it’s held back by its adherence to science.

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.

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