Tagged: 90s

Screenshot from Three Point Basketball Deluxe

Three Point Basketball Deluxe Sports category

The cumbersome shooting mechanics of Three Point Basketball Deluxe don’t emulate basketball in a translatable way. At least the announcer delivers.

Screenshot from Tlön: A Misty Story

Tlön: A Misty Story Adventure category

In the absence of a compelling lead character, story, or gameplay idea, Tlön shares none of the unreal intrigue of the short story that inspired it apart from perhaps its art.

Screenshot from Traffic Department 2192

Traffic Department 2192 Action category

With a solid base, Traffic Department 2192 trades in decent if childishly portrayed action for surprisingly long after expending its showmanship.

Animated GIF of the menu screen from Troubled Souls

Troubled Souls Macintosh categoryPuzzle category

Ghoulish atmosphere and a few smart tweaks make Troubled Souls one of the better iterations of a well-worn puzzle formula.

Screenshot from Tubes

Tubes Puzzle category

This science-themed Klax clone slightly differentiates itself from the original with a couple tweaks (and a little character).

Title screen from Subterraneans

Unearthing Subterraneans Blog categoryMultimedia categoryShooter category

B-movie horror studio Full Moon Features at one point planned to release CD-ROM games and software. I found prototypes of their two titles and have released them into the wild.

Screenshot from Win Elvis-n-Space

Win Elvis-n-Space Strategy category

This Elvis-themed space combat game based is less strange or interesting than you’d expect. The normal, acceptable parts far outweigh the weird ones.

Screenshot from World Empire III

World Empire series Board categoryStrategy category

The World Empire war game pentalogy adds a layer of political pragmatism to Risk and captures a decade of stylistic change in gaming.

Screenshot from Wrath of the Gods

Wrath of the Gods Adventure categoryEducational category

You have to admire the ambition and scope of an edutainment game that covers the entire pantheon of Greek legend and, weathering its constantly messy design and acting, sort of achieves its goals.

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