Tagged: DOS

Screenshot from 1000 Miglia

1000 Miglia Racing category

1000 Miglia succeeds as a capsule for an important piece of automotive history but mostly fails as a fun racing game.

Screenshot from Alpha Waves

Alpha Waves Platform category

The abstract early 3D graphics in Alpha Waves complement its fast-paced yet meditative platform gameplay.

Screenshot from Angst: Rahz's Revenge

Angst: Rahz’s Revenge Shooter category

Angst may be the worst commercially released first-person shooter of all time. It is so affectingly bad that it makes other games worse.

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.

Title screen from Big Rig

Big Rig Simulation category

This 80s text-based game driving sim is as detailed as it is intermittently dull. That’s no coincidence.

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.

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 Clyde's Adventure

Clyde’s Adventure Platform categoryPuzzle category

Clyde’s Adventure‘s unexpected, almost uncharacteristic viciousness may speak to those who find playful ridicule motivating.

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