This 1996 adaptation of the video board game series Atmosfear takes cues from features in other CD-ROM computer games. Some ideas improve the video board game format; others don’t.
The disarmingly slow Idaho wilderness of Backpacker serves as a reminder to take a deep breath and appreciate a life lived restfully.
BailOutBob can’t and shouldn’t support the hodge-podge of ideas thrown into its prison escape conceit.
An evil god inhabits this challenging puzzle game and, frustratingly, messes with its formula out of total spite.
There are plenty of better racing games than Ballistics. None of them can match its unbelievable, outrageous speeds.
Andy Johnson’s mini monster movie is adorable and awkward, a cutesy Godzilla game working in the constraints of a niche computer platform.
If you’ve ever wanted to pilot a flying car, BHunter is excellent wish fulfillment. Its shoddy world-building may not hold interest past that.
Biosys is an environmental simulation in the form of an adventure game, a bold combination that stretches both parts.
Though not the hard-hitting action title its gruff hero might imply, Metal Blob Solid offers well-designed levels and demonstrates the amateur ingenuity of the early open-source game movement.
Big on profits, light on ethics, and lavishly excessive in detail, the business simulator Capitalism is, for better or worse, an accurate look at what it’s like to run a big corporation.