Tagged: Windows 3.1

Screenshot from BailOutBob

BailOutBob Puzzle category

BailOutBob can’t and shouldn’t support the hodge-podge of ideas thrown into its prison escape conceit.

Screenshot from Bal Ru's Curse

Bal Ru’s Curse Puzzle category

An evil god inhabits this challenging puzzle game and, frustratingly, messes with its formula out of total spite.

Screenshot from Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou

Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou Adventure category

Osamu Sato’s magnum opus is unequivocally the strangest game ever made. Behind its madness, you’ll find a metaphorical tale of rebirth and self-actualization. I love that something like this was made.

Econ’s Arena Strategy category

This lovingly cluttered, colorful strategy game based on the classical elements needs more focus to deliver a compelling endgame.

Title screen from GADGET: Invention, Travel, & Adventure

GADGET: Invention, Travel, & Adventure Adventure category

An exceptional piece of alienating design, GADGET: Invention, Travel, & Adventure terrifies and enraptures as it barrels into an uncomfortable, Kubrickian territory.

Screenshot from Hell Cab

Hell Cab Adventure category

Technical constraints and a very brief length hamper Hell Cab‘s attempts to be more than a saucy roller coaster ride.

Screenshot from Kye

Kye Puzzle category

With an avalanche of brightly colored blocks, Kye turns inundating you into a puzzle.

Screenshot from Lighthouse: The Dark Being

Lighthouse: The Dark Being Adventure category

For a game that admittedly cribs most of its design from Myst, Lighthouse has its own take on how to build a haunting, empty world.

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 great under the surface.

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