Tagged: 90s

Screenshot from SimTower: The Vertical Empire

SimTower: The Vertical Empire Simulation category

Yoot Saito developed a surprisingly personal take on Maxis’s simulation sandbox genre – and one of the stronger entries in the Sim series.

Screenshot from SoulTrap

SoulTrap Platform category

SoulTrap is a nightmare – a frantic and clumsy trip through a fear-filled dreamworld so surreal that it’s abstract.

Screenshot from Spaceship Warlock

Spaceship Warlock Adventure category

Reactor Inc.’s foundational interactive movie adventure follows no existing blueprint and nearly falls apart from the tonal whiplash of combining open exploration with cinematic intensity. Nearly.

Screenshot from Span-It!

Span-It! Board category

Span-It is a decently fun, cerebral board game, but its strategic weaknesses are cripplingly obvious against the computer.

Screenshot from Star Wars Pit Droids!

Star Wars: Pit Droids Puzzle category

Lucas Learning put together a decent Chu Chu Rocket-like game, dampening the inherent unlikeability of a Episode I tie-in game for kids.

Screenshot from Street Shuffle

Street Shuffle Puzzle category

The playful Street Shuffle paves over its missteps in taxi management through sheer likeability.

Screenshot from Stuffin the Briefcase

Stuffin the Briefcase Puzzle category

This game about packing luggage is a satisfying slice of everyday life where you get to take care of your stuff.

Title screen from Subterraneans

Unearthing Subterraneans Blog 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 TaskMaker

TaskMaker Macintosh categoryRPG category

Secrets are the primary language of TaskMaker, a Macintosh role-playing game that leans into its eccentricities.

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