Tagged: Windows 3.1

Screenshot from Span-It!

Span-It! Board category

Span-It is a decently fun, cerebral board game, but its strategic weaknesses are cripplingly obvious against the computer.

Screenshot from Street Shuffle

Street Shuffle Puzzle category

The playful Street Shuffle paves over its missteps in taxi management through sheer likeability.

Screenshot from The Greens

The Greens Sports category

This minigolf game is too hard and too short to enjoy its quirks. Was it even finished?

Screenshot from The Journeyman Project

The Journeyman Project Adventure category

The Journeyman Project has a brilliant vision of the future, unique among games of its time, that tackles a great paperback science fiction premise with maturity and hope.

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.

Title screen from Subterraneans

Unearthing Subterraneans Blog categoryMultimedia categoryShooter category

B-movie horror studio Full Moon Features at one point planned to release CD-ROM games and software. I found prototypes of their two titles and have released them into the wild.

Screenshot from Win Elvis-n-Space

Win Elvis-n-Space Strategy category

This Elvis-themed space combat game based is less strange or interesting than you’d expect. The normal, acceptable parts far outweigh the weird ones.

Screenshot from World Empire III

World Empire series Board categoryStrategy category

The World Empire war game pentalogy adds a layer of political pragmatism to Risk and captures a decade of stylistic change in gaming.

Screenshot from Wrath of the Gods

Wrath of the Gods Adventure categoryEducational category

You have to admire the ambition and scope of an edutainment game that covers the entire pantheon of Greek legend and, weathering its constantly messy design and acting, sort of achieves its goals.

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