Tagged: multiplayer

Screenshot from 3Xtreme. Six racers, including a combination of BMX riders, roller skaters, and skateboarders, are riding down a curving seaside road at early sunset.

3Xtreme PlayStation categoryRacing categorySports category

Back when extreme sports were hitting the mainstream, 989 Studios’ 3Xtreme tried to cram multiple extreme sports into a single game.

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 Ballistics

Ballistics Racing category

There are plenty of better racing games than Ballistics. None of them can match its unbelievable, outrageous speeds.

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.

Screenshot from BHunter

BHunter Action categoryShooter category

If you’ve ever wanted to pilot a flying car, BHunter is excellent wish fulfillment. Its shoddy world-building may not hold interest past that.

Screenshot from Boom

Boom Arcade categoryMacintosh category

It’s not Bomberman. It’s not Doom. It’s Boom! It’s a shameless ripoff of both franchises that has enough verve to stand on its own.

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 Carnivores: Cityscape

Carnivores: Cityscape Shooter category

With the fourth Carnivores game, Cityscape, the dinosaur-hunting series took a drastic new direction, finally letting you play as the dinosaurs while putting multiplayer first.

Screenshot from Control Monger

Control Monger Shooter category

The free, defunct multiplayer shooter Control Monger has a unique defensive gameplay keeps you constantly moving. To learn what it was like, I brought in some friends!

Screenshot from Creep Clash

Creep Clash Fighting category

Creep Clash is a lousy fighting game, but at least it’s a lousy Halloween fighting game.

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