Tagged: 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 Lode Runner 2

Lode Runner 2 Puzzle category

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

Screencapture of the Majestic and EA Games logos from a publicity video by Mercury Multimedia

Majestic Other category

Electronic Arts’s wildly ambitious, disruptive boondoggle tried to start a revolution of collaborative media experiences for an audience years away from accepting it. (September 11 didn’t help either.)

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.

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