Tagged: 90s

Screenshot from battalion

battalion Action categoryArcade category

Andy Johnson’s mini monster movie is adorable and awkward, a cutesy Godzilla game working in the constraints of a niche computer platform.

Screenshot from Battle of the Eras, showing a fight between Gatekeeper and Sho-Jin. The characters are depicted as low-resolution, live-action graphics. Gatekeeper is lunging forward with a long staff, apparently yelling. Sho-Jin wears a karate uniform and has his hands up in a combat pose. The background is a random mishmash of shapes and colors, including a weird face in the sky.

Battle of the Eras Fighting category

When a bunch of high-schoolers in Ontario tried to make Mortal Kombat at home, they made Battle for the Eras: a standout example of the thrown-together spirit of homemade games.

Screenshot from Beyond the Wall of Stars

Beyond the Wall of Stars Adventure categoryMultimedia category

From the author of the Choose Your Own Adventure books comes this unintentionally silly multimedia space adventure, which has a rocky time telling a story in a digital format.

Screenshot from BHunter

BHunter Action categoryShooter category

If you’ve ever wanted to pilot a flying car, BHunter is excellent wish fulfillment. Its shoddy world-building may not hold interest past that.

Screenshot from Biosys

Biosys Adventure categorySimulation category

Biosys is an environmental simulation in the form of an adventure game, a bold combination that stretches both parts.

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 Bouncer

Bouncer Arcade categoryMacintosh category

Bouncer is a matching game that doesn’t use its only trick well enough, but its short length partly excuses that.

Screenshot from Beebop

Breakout roundup Arcade category

Instead of writing a bunch of short articles about Breakout clones, here’s several of them put together! Maybe we’ll learn something more broadly about game clones by looking at them as a group.

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.

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