Tagged: Macintosh

Screenshot from Lode Runner 2

Lode Runner 2 Puzzle category

When the Lode Runner series moved into 3D, it got more overwhelming, frustrating, and delightful.

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 Lunicus

Lunicus Shooter category

Cyberflix’s sci-fi opus – an early stab at a narrative-driven shooter – largely fails as both an action game and an adventure game, though there’s glimpses of something innovative under the surface.

Screenshot from The Madness of Roland

The Madness of Roland Multimedia category

This early CD-ROM novel by Hyperbole Studios imagines how to tell a story across multiple perspectives and mediums, an inventive idea even though the story is muddled.

Title screen from Microsoft Dinosaurs

Microsoft Dinosaurs Educational categorySoftware category

Microsoft Home’s Jurassic reference guide upends the digital encyclopedia model by showing the relations between articles, even if its information is out-of-date.

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 The Multimedia Bird Book

The Multimedia Bird Book Educational category

Birds are all around us, and birds are very pretty. This virtual cross-country birding adventure does a great job teaching those two facts to kids.

Screenshot from Noir: A Shadowy Thriller

Noir: A Shadowy Thriller Adventure category

Noir recreates the world of a generic 1940s detective story with incredible production values and the genre’s trademark convoluted plotting.

Screenshot from Odyssey: The Legend of Nemesis

Odyssey: The Legend of Nemesis Macintosh categoryRPG category

Like a short story anthology, Odyssey: The Legend of Nemesis brings allegories to life through strong narrative design and characterization.

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