Tagged: Windows 9x

Screenshot from Roller Coaster Factory

Roller Coaster Factory Simulation category

This joyless roller coaster game doesn’t care much about the fun of building, riding, or even looking at a theme park ride.

Screenshot from Sentient

Sentient Adventure category

Sentient overwhelms you with the freedom to roam an active space station and absurdly detailed dialogue. How much of this is just for show?

Screenshot from Sierra LandDesigner 3D

Sierra LandDesigner 3D Software category

Sierra’s line of home productivity software (really!) included this gardening tool, which makes it easier to plan a garden but doesn’t necessarily teach how to landscape well.

Screenshot from Star Wars Pit Droids!

Star Wars Pit Droids! Puzzle category

Lucas Learning put together a decent Chu Chu Rocket-like, dampening the inherent unlikeability of a child-targeted Episode I tie-in game.

Screenshot from The Time Warp of Dr. Brain

The Time Warp of Dr. Brain Educational categoryPuzzle category

Time Warp seasons the Dr. Brain formula with historical action games that, while thematically sound, are arguably a step back in quality.

Screenshot from Tlön: A Misty Story

Tlön: A Misty Story Adventure category

In the absence of a compelling story, character, direction, or gameplay idea, Tlön shares none of the unreal intrigue of the short story that inspired it apart from perhaps its art.

Screenshot from Trans-Con!

Lionel Trains Presents: Trans-Con! Educational category

Lionel’s game about the Transcontinental Railroad is the logical follow-up to The Oregon Trail, both chronologically and in terms of how much it draws from history.

Screenshot from The Walt Disney World Explorer CD-ROM

The Walt Disney World Explorer CD-ROM Software category

Disney World is a fantasy, an illusion, and the Disney World CD-ROM is a guide to what that fantasy was supposed to look like on its 25th anniversary.

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