Tagged: adaptation

Screenshot from Atmosfear: The Third Dimension

Atmosfear: The Third Dimension Board category

This 1996 adaptation of the video board game series Atmosfear takes cues from features in other CD-ROM computer games. Some ideas improve the video board game format; others don’t.

Screenshot from Below the Root

Below the Root Platform category

Based on a series of fantasy novels, Below the Root captures the enchanted tone of children’s literature by putting kindness and connectedness at the heart of the adventure.

Screenshot from Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin Other category

This loving recreation of Charlie Chaplin’s film career has a rough time translating his antics into an understandable game.

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 Mirage

Mirage Multimedia category

The live-action interactive Wild West movie Mirage is an incoherently surreal fiasco. Turns out there’s a surprising reason why it’s so confusing…

Screenshot from Monopoly (1991)

Two odd Monopoly games in context Board category

Comparing two odd video game versions of Monopoly – one quirky, one intense – and what they say about the era they were released in.

Screenshot from Robot City

Robot City Adventure category

Robot City is a gripping, scary, unforgettable sci-fi murder mystery saddled a tedious and unfair open world.

Screenshot from Star Wars: Demolition

Star Wars: Demolition PlayStation categoryRacing categoryShooter category

Despite no convincing excuse to exist, Demolition tries to imagine an angle for a Star Wars-friendly car combat game.

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.

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