Tagged: CD-ROM

Screenshot from SimTower: The Vertical Empire

SimTower: The Vertical Empire Simulation category

Leave it to an outsider to develop a surprisingly personal take on the simulation sandbox genre – and one of the stronger entries in the Sim series.

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 Star Wars Pit Droids!

Star Wars Pit Droids! Puzzle category

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

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 The Journeyman Project

The Journeyman Project Adventure category

The Journeyman Project has a brilliant vision of the future, unique among games of its time, that tackles a great paperback science fiction premise with maturity and hope.

Screenshot from The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain

The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain Educational categoryPuzzle category

The third game in the Dr. Brain series is quite fun ‌because of its multi-subject education ‌– not in spite of it.

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 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.

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