Tagged: 90s

Screenshot from The Greens

The Greens Sports category

This tiny minigolf game has problems. They don’t completely get in the way of its loving, low-rent charm.

Screenshot from The Groove Thing

The Groove Thing Macintosh categorySoftware category

A trippy piece of single-purpose novelty art software like The Groove Thing feels anachronistic today. It’s here to make groovy background art with full-hearted 90s aggression, and it does it well enough.

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 The Time Warp of Dr. Brain

The Time Warp of Dr. Brain Educational categoryPuzzle category

Time Warp seasons the Dr. Brain formula with historical action games that, while thematically sound, are arguably a step back in quality.

Screenshot from Tlön: A Misty Story

Tlön: A Misty Story Adventure category

In the absence of a compelling story, character, direction, 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.

Screenshot from Trans-Con!

Lionel Trains Presents: Trans-Con! Educational category

Lionel’s game about the Transcontinental Railroad is the logical follow-up to The Oregon Trail, both chronologically and in terms of how much it draws from history.

Screenshot from Transarctica

Transarctica Simulation category

This bleak resource trading game holds onto hope and perseverance amid the cold. (Except for the slavery stuff.)

Screenshot from Troggle Trouble Math

Troggle Trouble Math Educational category

In a big departure for MECC’s Munchers series, the spinoff Troggle Trouble Math is like a math dungeon crawler, with a story and structure that can fit a variety of math activities.

Animated screenshot 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.

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