Tagged: Windows 9x

Screenshot from Puppet Motel

Puppet Motel Multimedia category

Stark, frightening, silly, muddled, complicated – the multimedia collaboration between performance artist Laurie Anderson and the Voyager Company is a fragmented reflection on the murkiness of the electronic age.

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 SimIsle: Missions In The Rainforest

SimIsle: Missions In The Rainforest Simulation category

Everything has a visible cost in SimIsle, a tropical simulation game about the dynamics between industry, labor, and ecology. What does it mean that it contradicts its own environmentalist message?

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.

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