Tagged: local multiplayer

Screenshot from Heroes

Heroes Arcade category

If you packed as many features as possible into a version of Snake, it might look like Heroes.

Title screen from HoverSki

HoverSki Racing category

Loaded with speed but awkward to play, HoverSki is a breezy racing game that crams in unnecessary extreme stunts.

Screenshot from Lexi-Cross

Lexi-Cross Board category

Step onto the set of the future of television – a faithful reproduction of 1970s game shows at their best and worst.

Screenshot from Liquid War 5

Liquid War 5 Strategy category

From the bones of the strategy genre comes this liquid-y war game where fighting is about filling up the right spaces.

Screenshot from Millennium Auction

Millennium Auction Other category

A combination of random events and speculative fiction creates drama in this game’s virtual auction house. Does it matter that we can’t separate the randomness from the intentional storytelling and character? (This article includes a history of the game’s rocky production.)

Screenshot from MissionForce: CyberStorm

MissionForce: CyberStorm Strategy category

MissionForce: CyberStorm‘s complex strategic gameplay underscores a dark narrative about the invasive, soulless logic of endless war.

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 QuarterPole

QuarterPole Simulation categorySports category

A clever scenario mode guarantees that anyone can jump into QuarterPole and have fun watching a horse race, though its depth might confuse those who aren’t fans of the real thing.

Screenshot from Rhapsody! A King Kong Battle

Rhapsody! A King Kong Battle Strategy category

The ultimate showdown of gorilla vs. gorilla is actually more like a gorilla programming exercise. (Wait, why is it called Rhapsody?)

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