Tagged: 1997

Screenshot from Boom

Boom Arcade categoryMacintosh category

It’s not Bomberman. It’s not Doom. It’s Boom! It’s a shameless ripoff of both franchises that has enough verve to stand on its own.

Screenshot from Crystal Pixels

Crystal Pixels Other category

Go inside a void of glistening lights, created by its programmer as a personal place to be alone. You can explore it if you can control it. Maybe we’re not supposed to play this.

Screenshot from Eyewitness Virtual Reality Earth Quest

Eyewitness Virtual Reality Earth Quest Educational categorySoftware category

Inspired by CD-ROM adventure games, Dorling Kindersley’s virtual museum of earth science is like an encyclopedia blown up into a colossal educational destination.

Screenshot from Gooch Grundy's X-Decathlon

Gooch Grundy’s X-Decathlon Sports category

Behold, a great awful game: Gooch Grundy’s X-Decathlon‘s astounding silliness frees its nonsensical sports from the need to be good or playable.

Screenshot from Gridz

Gridz Macintosh categoryStrategy category

This game has an eye-popping design right out of the early internet age’s imagination – plus a strategy game concept that plays off the surprise of the setting.

Title screen from HoverSki

HoverSki Racing category

Loaded with speed but awkward to play, HoverSki is a breezy racing game that crams in unnecessary extreme stunts.

Screenshot from Kaze no NOTAM

Kaze no NOTAM – NOTAM of Wind PlayStation categorySimulation categorySports category

Artdink’s hot air balloon game is a whirlwind of laid-back energy, where the control is taken out of your hands and there’s no wrong way to reach your destination.

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