|| No fish
|Last time I went fishing and I caught nothing at all! So I went back home and
played a fishing game instead. After that I prepared it to upload to the site
but I totally forgot about it! Well I'll add it next time though because today
I added an adventure game called Manhunter:
New York. It's a first person point and click adventure, one of the first
from Sierra. The world has been taken over by aliens looking like giant eyeballs.
Several years later you are a manhunter looking for humans that have broken the
law. Use your MAD computer to track and locate them but during your investigation
you come across a resistance movement and other more sinister plots.
The game really reminds me of Rise of the Dragon with it's overhead city map and
it's first person view as well as the setting. It's certainly not as polished
but it's a nice departure from your average fantasy and comedy Sierra adventure.
|| Big Mac!
|Has it been two months already?! Wel apparantly it is because I see the last news
item dates back from august 3rd... I can't believe it how fast this year seems
to be going, we're less than three months away from 2013 already! Well I added
a game once more, this time for my favorite system of all time probably, the Commodore
64. Big Mac the mad maintenance man is
a platform game with a really weird name. You are a electrician and you have to turn off eightteen power vaults inside some bad guys power station.
Each power vault is a single screen of action as you run and jump turning switches so you can get at the vault. Released in 1985 for only two
English pounds this was a budget title but the game though was very much worth it. It says a lot when game released almost 30 years ago is
still fun to play.
|| Bruce Lee!
|You must have heard of Bruce Lee
because if you haven't you must have been living in the bushes the past few decades.
Bruce Lee is probably one of the most influental martial artists there is who sadly
died way too young. Obviously there were games made with his name and this is a
platform game simply called Bruce Lee. You must wonder around a maze filled with
lanterns which you have to collect, once you collect all of them in an area a
door will open to the next one. Sounds simple doesn't it but apart from a green sumo
wrestler and a ninja trying to stop you you must also find your way around moving
platforms, deadly swords and even laserbeams!
This is an excellent example of an oldschool platform/action game so get it now.
|| You want the be a lion?
|Have you ever wanted to be a Lion, king of the jungle? This is your chance because
the game Lion puts you in control
of the mighty beast. Prowl around the savanna while trying to hunt for food and
take care of your pride. If you do really well you can even mate and raise some
cubs of your own.
Lion is a sort of sequel to Wolf and it's uniqueness alone makes it worth playing. I added two versions, the regular dos version and the full CD
version as well!
|| Horse racing
|With that programming job on last update I took it easy, I actually played some old games again which I'll be reviewing and adding soon.
For now I added the Amiga version of Sport
of kings, also called omni play horse racing. It's about horse racing obviously
and you can pick a jockey to ride and even do some betting to increase your bank
|| Big update
|Hi there, no update last week because I was working on a somewhat large update
to the site's navigation. I have added categories (which for now are not shown themselves)
but if you click on a game now on the bottom it will show you similar games and/or
the ones that have similar themes. Is doensn't look like much but technically I had to do quite a bit of things for it to work.
As an example Space
Quest 2: chapter two - Vohauls revenge which I just added has many similar
games like Kings quest, police quest and more. That way you can instantly select
a similar game which is neat. Anyway Space quest 2 is the second installment of
the series and once again you must battle Vohaul from the Sarien encounter and
he isn't as dead as as you though. Now he doesn't want you to interfere with his
plans so he captures you and sends you to a labor planet. Roger's bad luck helps
him out as the shuttle crashes and he escapes but now once again you must save
the universe. You either love or hate the old Sierra adventures but I think the
Space Quest series is a notch above the others so give it a go.
|Wow an update only one week after the last one!
I will try to keep it up but no promises because you never know what's going to happen.
Right now I'm trying to build more of an online presence and get into the webmarketing business.
I'm quite fed up with how companies work and if I can get my own business running I won't have to cater
to someone elses whims. I know it's hard work but I don't mind working it's just when decisions someone makes who has no knowledge whatsoever
about what my job entails affects how I have to do my job.
Anyway enough rambling and here are some manuals and solves I managed to find for some older games.
A scanned and text manual plus a solve for Uninvited - a first person adventure game from ICOM simulations who made Deja VU. In it
you are stranded in an old mansion after you car breaks down and have to face countless dangers to get out.
A scanned manual and some instructionsfor Test drive - A driving game where you can pick from five sportscars including a Ferrari
Testarossa and a Lamborghini Countach and drive them around a mountain road while avoiding your average drivers and police.
A scanned manual and a solve for Plan 9 from outer space - Billed as the worst movie of all time. The game is a quite
enjoyable adventure game.
A text manual for Out run - The first game I ever owned for my Commodore 64! It's a straightup racing game
in which you drive a Ferrari Testarossa against lovely scenery.
A text manual for Night breed - the interactive movie - An adventure games based on the movie where you are
the savior of the Night Breed, a strange group of mutant outcasts hiding from humanity.
A text manual for Night breed - the action game - An action game based on the same movie. This game has
nothing on the interactive movie.
|| Oh my
|Now now my last post and update was an extremely long time ago, 8 months almost to the day. Like I said last time I
was busy with my new house and all and it takes a huge amount of time to get a new house ready to live in especially if
you do almost all the work by yourself.
I was somewhat burned out once I finished though and also cut my hand during the work with a saw which was rather unpleasant.
Luckily it wasn't that deep but I do have an extra scar now though.
Right now I'm very eager to get back into the game and I am starting to get busy with my online presence again. I finally
had the time to play some games but I didn't want to get into too much action right away so I decided to play a really
unorthodox game. El-Fish was designed by Alexey Pajitnov who also created
Tetris. El-Fish is about having and taking care of an aquarium filled with fishes. That sounds rather boring but
the fish is where the real interesting bit of the game is. You can catch fish in a huge variety but once you do you can
evolve or breed them with fish you already have to make entirely new and wonderfull species. There is an almost infinite
number of variations possible in terms of shape and color.
Once you're done with that you can animate them and the program will calculate all the frames of animation for
your new species.
If you're bored with the tank you can design one from the ground up and there's plenty for you to put in. The game
even has a fractal generator that will make plants unique each team you plant one even if it's the exact same species.
When you're done with all that you can just sit back and watch your fishes swim happily in your tanks.
El-Fish is a weird game, you can even go as far as saying it's not even really a game. I was never able to properly play
it when it was released because on my 386 PC it took hours before rendering the fish was done. Nowadays with these fast PCs
it still takes a couple of minutes but that's nothing. I quite enjoyed the game and you can't really get any more
alternative than this, it's a must see even if you don't fancy this sort of thing.
|| Three months
|You can't imagine the amount of things happening right now, selling my house,
buying a new one, preparing to move and all. Not too mention all other stuff like
work and many other things that have prevented me from doing updates. Since I
haven't moved yet to my new house I'm not sure when the next update will be but
I'll try not to wait as long as this one. Since time was in short supply I played
an platform game called Yo! Joe!
where you play as Joe or Nat trying to stop an evil gang from locking up an oracle.
Fight your way across six vastly different levels and play a flying minigame in
between to gain lives. The game is quite short but everything is done very well
so at least you'll have a good time while it does last.
|| Finally an update
|Jikes! it's been two months since the last update which is the longest the site has gone without one.
There was a very good reason though, two months ago we heard my company was going to restructure our departmant and
we knew there were some people who were going to be let off.
I forced myself to study fast and hard to get some certificates which I had been pushing forward somewhat.
I was quite pleased to finally get my certificate for Microsoft Certified IT Professional: enterprise admin 2008 which
should give me a good chance to at least stay where I am now.
Today I had my talk with the managers and all and I was pleasantly surprised because not only could I stay but I even
got a promotion because of my hard work! Pfff what a busy two months it's been but I can relax a bit now.
Now that my job's fine I can finally add another game!
Z-out is the sequel to X-out,
which are both scrolling shooters not unlike the famed R-type. X-out was a lot
more unique though taking place underwater and letting you buy different ships
and weapons and letting you arrange them the way you wanted. Z-out removes all
of that and is a more straightup shooter, sadly this means it's nowhere near as
good as the first game. It's not bad just not great like X-out, why not try both
and see for yourself.
|| 8 manuals
|It's been a while since I added manuals so that's what I did, 8 manuals to be exact.
Persian Gulf inferno -
Terrorists treathen to blow up an oil rig and you are the only one who can stop them.
Millenium 2.2 - A strategy game where you are send to colonize another system after earth
has been rendered uninhabitable however aliens are there trying to do the same thing.
Oil imperium - Drill for black gold all around the world and make a fortune, a great
business game with arcade sections.
Katakis - A fun scrolling shooter like R-type.
Jimmy White's wirlwind snooker - A snooker sim featuring Jimmy 'Whirlwind' White. Not much of a looker but great gameplay
Gold of the Aztecs - An incredibly difficult arcade game where you
go after the Aztec treasure and try to make it out alive. Try completing this without a trainer, I did and it gave me
great satisfaction when I finally did!
Escape from Colditz - Control four P.O.W. and try to
escape from the German prison during WW2, great fun dispite the setting.
Dinopark tycoon - Build your own zoo filled with dinosaurs!
|Thank goodness it's weekend because I really need it. It's not I can relax and stuff because I have things to do in the
weekend as well. I was barely to make an update but it's here so enjoy.
It's no fun in the future if you are disruptive to society because you are sent
to far away planets to explore but what they don't tell you is that they often
sabotage your ship. Now stranded on this unknown planet you must find a telepatic
woman calling for you as you need each other to escape. Robinson's
requiem is an RPG but with a lot of freeroaming and realism. You can get
sick from many different things apart from the creatures wanting a piece of you.
It's pretty unique because if a limb get infected you can actually amputate it
to save yourself, nasty stuff. This game is fairly unique and though it has some
issues overall it's well worth your time.
|| gotta move
|I have to run to pick up my little girl so here's todays update.
Voodoo nightmare is an action
adventure game in which you must run around the jungle collecting pins that you
can use on a voodoo doll of an evil witch doctor. He has put a mask on you covering
your whole upper body and there is no way to remove it without him. You will have
to figure your way through five dungeons and the jungles in between to stop this
Highly enjoyable stuff this and some nice touches in gameplay so well worth it.
|I wasn't able to do an update last week because I had an exam, unfortunately my job requires me to sometimes get updated
with that kind of stuff. I passed though so that was quite good and a bit of a relief. This weekend I'm gonna look
for some new games to relax a bit but for now here's an update.
Zeewolf is an action shooter in
which you fly a helicopter up against impossible odds in order to retrieve plans
for a fusion reactor which was stolen by a large rival coorperation. As a mercenary
you get payed for completed missions and enemies you take out but you have to
be carefull not to use to much ammo and missiles because you have to pay for those
yourself. The games has completely 3D vector graphics which are not too detailed
but runs very smoothly, there's action as well as plenty of strategy. What more
can you ask for.
|| Zombies galore
|I've been watching a number of zombie movies lately among them survival of the dead, the crazies (the new one) and some others. I thought it would be cool to add a game that had something to do with the genre so I dug up this game called zombie apocalypse which sounds exactly like the game is. It's a firstperson shooter with loads of zombies coming at you and you only have a big gun and some grenades at your disposal. Occasionally you can find some more ammo and grenades among all the baddies coming at you. The game is quite basic with one level consisting of one screen and there isn't much variety at all. Still it was programmed by a single bloke and released in the public domain so given that it isn't that bad and you can get some practice when the real zombie apocalypse happens.
|| Happy new year!
|First of all: Happy new year and the best wishes to you all!
Sadly I wasn't able to update last week since it was new years eve and all, it was quite a lot hectic than I thought.
Maybe next time I'll just stay home with my family but hey that's still a year aways.
For the 2011 the first game I am going to add is a puzzle game called X-it.
It reminds me a lot of boulderdash where you have to dig around and push rocks
onto enemies. X-it give you control of a dude (that's the best way to describe
him I guess) and you walk around mazes pushing blocks and avoiding other obstacles
to get to the exit. Things start out easy but later on there are tons of different
blocks with all sorts of effects to deal with. It's quite a simple idea but it
works very well.
|| Merry Christmas!
|First of all I wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I hope you all have a good time and all that. It's rather cold over here and there's a lot of snow lying around as well as ice so everyone should be carefull. I'm off for a couple of days but before that I added another game. I'll probably make one more update after this one before the end of the year so stay tuned.
Today's game is called Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego and fan's of the series will instantly recognize it. For those who don't know Carmen Sandiego is a master thief and as a new recruit you are tasked with investigating and finding her henchman who go around stealing objects, this time in Europe. You'll be transported to the scene of the crime some of which are quite extraordinary like the dissapearance of an entire mountain top. Gather clues by investigating and following the culprit around Europe, get the facts right on the suspect and once you find him you can arrest him. Climb the way all the way up to Carmen Sandiego herself in a match of wits.
|| feeling better
|I've been feeling better lately after a visit to the doctor and such. I must be getting old and stuff because I never went
to see the doctor before but hey things change.
I played a game called Yolanda
which I never heard of before. Yolanda is the daughter of Hercules and apparently
she has angered a goddess who has now put a curse on her killing every man who
falls in love with her in 12 days. Now she's out to end the curse be completing
12 tasks like her father did before. The 12 tasks are actually 12 levels each
consisting of several screens in which you must face countless dangers to get
to the exit. If you thought you played difficult games this game will blow you
away. You have no weapons at all and can only run and jump, each hit or high fall
can kill you. Almost every platform, even the one you start on, will catch fire
a few seconds after you step on it so you can't even look at the screen for long
before running. To top it all off, anything higher than the easiest difficulty
level will switch screens every time you die so you can't even get a feel of a
level. If you finish this game on legendary mode which has only a single life
for you then you must be a gaming god!
|| the flu
|I've recently had a mild case of the flu but luckily if wasn't too bad so I'm already been busy a lot already. The end of the year is coming soon
and boy time really flies, it's already been six years since I began this site. Anyway here's todays update.
Questron is an RPG which looks and plays a whole lot like the first Ultima, some even went as far as calling it Ultima 1.5 but I think this game
deserves more praise than that. You begin life as a lowly peasant but legend foretells of a hero emerging from humble beginnings and with this in mind you sell you cows and take what gold you have to rid the world of the evil wizard Mantor. You'll have to face countless enemies and travel the world
in various ways to prepare for you final battle. This is one hard RPG and it's quite popular to this day so look past the old looks and give it a go.
|No nonsense this time, just a straightup platform actiongame called videokid.
As a boy you get sucked into the TV set and now you have to face five different
worlds, or programs, to get back home. Each world has itīs own style like for
instance a medieval or western level. You can shoot all the bad guys and while
you do you can collect all manner of powerups like multi angle shooters, bombs
and shields. Though Iīm sure the game doesnīt offer much you wonīt see in other
platformers itīs executed very well with nice graphics, good controls and variety
in levels so itīs well worth playing.
|| A gambling we go
|First there's some news from the community as Da Fast Lane is back! Check out
their new site at www.retroring.net.
I was really in the mood for some gambling but ofcourse I didn't really want to
put down real cash so I figured I'd pull out one of the old games. What I found
was Vegas gambler featuring
four classic games: video poker, roulette, black jack and the slots. It's what
you would suggest of a game like this, it isn't bad but it's not a standout either.
I still had some fun with it though and it's gonna cost you a whole lot less than
actually going to casino, too bad you can't win anything either :)
|| a day late
|I was going to update yesterday but there was no time for me to do so but better a day late then no update at all.
I added WWF Wrestlemania released
in 1991, there have been other games based on the WWF but this is definately one
of the earlier ones. You can pick from Hulk Hogan, the Ultimate Warrior or the
British bulldog and you'll have to defeat four wrestlers before you get a shot
at the current champ sargeant Slaughter. Defeat him and you are the champion.
There are some nice touches to the game like going out of the ring and grabbing
a chair to smash your opponent but it's a shame all the wrestlers are so much
alike. Wrestling fans should check this out.
|| Gold of the Aztecs
|I've been feeling a bit tired lately, might be the weather I think with the rain and short days. Maybe I've just been training too hard, I guess it'll pass.
I've been preparing some games to add to the site but I was backtracked because I was playing Gold of the Aztecs for DOS. I already had this game but it required a codewheel which at first I didn't have. I then got a text sheet consisting of the codes but they were very difficult to read but once I figured it out I made a small program which calculates the codes for you. The game is a platformer in which you set out to find the lost treasure of the aztecs. From the start you are met by hostility by all manner of creatures and the traps set by the ancient aztecs as well. The game is incredibly difficult partly because the control scheme is rather awkward. I'm actually able to beat the game now without dying once throughout the game, I can tell you it's incredible when you do it because not many can do it I'm sure. I dare you to try it!
|| why oh why.
|Man sometimes you wonder why some games are released. Ninja
Rabbits is a simple fighting game where you play a rabbit using martial
arts to fight off enemies trying to close a factory which is the actual story
of the game. Your moves are slow, the enemies are really bland and there's no
real tactic in playing the game. Why they bothered to release a sequel is totally
The only good thing from this game is that I found someone who really hates this
sort of game, the angry video game nerd, who has a bunch of video's reviewing
all these totally bad games from the past. You can find a list of them here
and I can recommend wachting them because they're great.
|| no big news
|I've been adding a lot of adventure and rpg games lately which were the games that drew me into pc gaming almost 20 years
ago. These days it's pretty boring with only the first person shooter genre and only a tiny amount of others.
I haven't played many a new game lately except yesterday I took a stab at typing of the dead by Sega which is basically
house of the dead but instead of shooting the baddies you type in words and kill them off that way. Very weird but
pretty cool I thought except it wears on you a bit quickly.
Anyway enough about that and on to the update which is, you guessed it, an adventure
game. Guilty or guilty - innocent until
caught 2 is a sequel to innocent until caught. Once again you play the
part of a thief called Jack T. Ladd but right at the start of the game you get
caught by a cop called Ysanne Andropath. You can play through the game as either
character which will take you to the same area's but the puzzles are completely
different which means you can play through the game a second time greatly adding
to the game. It's a pretty good game so try it.
|| autumn's here
|well not much really to say this time, well actually loads but I won't bore you with that :)
Autumn is officially here and the weather has been quite rainy which usually I don't mind but it's rather annoying
when it's coming down in buckets all the time. Well I guess I will stay home and play some oldies haha
I added Might and Magic 2: gates to another
world which is a wellknown and long running series of RPG. As the title
suggest you will travel to others world and even timelines with you adventuring
party. As with the series there is big emphasis on combat and as such you can
level up all the way to level 255 which can take a long time. This game is not
for the novice though because leveling up a lot is required to beat some of the
later enemies but it worth checking out for the more seasoned adventurer.
|| Stop the slack
|Well my 34th birthday has come and gone but in a couple of days it will be my first wedding anniversary. It's
amazing how fast time can fly and a lot can happen in a year. But not too much slacking now so I added another game.
Journey to the center of the earth
is a book by Jules Verne in which a party of adventurers travel in a cave and
go on a journey towards the center of the earth where they find there is a lot
more there than just rocks and fossils.
The game itself is an adventure of sorts with survival thrown in as you are seperated from the rest of the party
at the start of the game. You'll encounter a load of dangers a lot of them being rocks falling but later on you'll
come across angry mammoths and even pterodactyls. The game isn't executed very well as progress is displayed only by
text messages and there's little to no way to see where you are of have been. I found myself strangly drawn to the
game though and I kept trying to get deeper into the earth which was surprisingly addictive dispite the bad points.
|| Almost my birthday
|September is here again, time does fly doesn't it. One day you are alone playing some games and a year later you have
a family and all. Anyway I'll be celebrating my birtday next week so I probably won't be updating then but you never
I added Montezuma's revenge, a
platform game in which treasure hunter Panama Joe is after Montezuma's treasure.
You'll have to navigate tons of rooms filled with many obstacles with only your
wits and reflexes to help you. Gather as much treasure as you can and reach the
treasure chamber to get the gold.
The game is very simple at it's heart as were most of the games released in the 80's. I still think it's great fun to play
after all this time so check it out.
|| 4 in a row
|Wow an update each week for a whole month! Actually it was because I was free for a whole month and was able to
create a more efficient means of updating. I can't promise I will keep this up all the time though since I've got loads
of other obligations and stuff now that I have to take care of a family and all. But we'll see how it goes.
labyrinth which is made after the movie of the same name from 1986, the movie
wasn't very succesfull but it has become a cult classic. The game slightly diviates from the movie in that you play a man who
is trapped in the labyrinth and the only way to get out and back to your own world is to navigate the maze and
defeat Jareth, the evil master of the labyrinth. The game actually starts as a text adventure but once you reach the labyrinth
changes to a graphical one which is quite a neat feature. The game is also quite a succes in my opinion as it kept me
playing for quite a while. For once a maze in an adventure game is not only viable but even fun!
|| parlour games
|I added a really weird game today called parlour
games which was only released on the Sega Master System. You get to play
three different minigames: darts, billiards and bingo. Each is played separately
as standalone games and all of them have options on how to play the game like
how to open en close in darts or how many points you play for. The bingo minigame
is a bit of a strange one as I don't really see how it ties in with the name and
the other two games, that and the two girls wearing silly outfits. I like the
darts game though so give it a go.