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...that aside from the computer-related main part of the site, we've also scanned and collected many comics of the classic Masters of the Universe toy line? This section of our site is the most comprehensive index of those comics on the Internet - easily surpassing dedicated official and non-official fan-sites.
So what is this site? To put it in the most simple way imaginable: It's a site about digital games. Not about the latest gaming news, but about the games themselves, and - as you've already surmised from the site's name - specializing in what's usually considered 'classic' these days. Of course, definitions of 'classic' differ widely. However, if you browse around a little, you'll find us covering pretty much everything (with varying intensity) from the earliest home systems (late 1970s) to the end of the last millenium.

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2019-08-16

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Passing the ball back to magicman, we carry on with Dragon Wars. Sporting one of the most laughable title screens in gaming history. But no real complaint here, as it fills another gap in the severely under-represented RPG genre. Lately, it has been catching up quite well on this site, thanks to the various contributors. Yay for variety!
Mr Creosote

2019-08-15

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nobleEightfold continues his activities as well, with a console-style game, but ported to the IBM PC. Thexder is not exactly the sort of game one associates Sierra Online with these days, but back in the 1980s, the company was actually acting as a publisher with a much more widespread portfolio.
Mr Creosote

2019-08-14

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Fast forward to the 25th century, still riding along with magicman. Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed, in my view, is an amazing title for work of fiction! The game attempts quite a bit of fan service – an appearance of Killer Kane to name just one. Nevertheless, it doesn't have the best reputation. Probably because it was released near the end of the Gold Box series, when it was already seen as technologically outdated etc. These days, we don't really care about that anymore, do we?
Mr Creosote

2019-08-12

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Next in the line of newcomers is magicman. He takes us back to explore The Secret of Inner Sanctum, i.e. the first part of the Might & Magic series. Historical importance does not always equal good playability by today's standards. Nevertheless, it seems he enjoyed it.
Mr Creosote

2019-08-09

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Emperor of the universe, eh? Good for you! Don't think I'll treat you any differently for it, though. All weapons: fire!

Silpheed arrives in our collection from nobleEightfold again. It's the last of his contributions. Thank you, it's been a nice ride!

2019-08-08

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Sure, a Math Rabbit, why not? nobleEightfold seems to have quite a bit of nostalgia for this one. Which may be necessary, considering it's one of those CGA games which are at least strongly suspected to cause eye cancer ;) Anyway, none of this should deter you from finding some good gameplay inside, of course!

2019-08-07

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Welcome to our newest contributor nobleEightfold who, as his very first task, took it upon himself to cover quite a complex roleplaying game. Curse of the Azure Bonds comes from a time when those were still really, really hard and required almost endless patience to play. That's not how you remember it? Well, when was the last time you actually played one of those SSI games? Now's your chance ;)

2019-08-03

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LostInSpace is currently responsible for the majority of all our new contents. His latest pick is a freeware amateur game from the beginning of our millenium. Also… let's say… "inspired" by a better known commercial game already found in our collection. You should be able to guess which one by the name alone: Airtaxi.

2019-07-16

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Taking the publication of the freely available full version of Die Sage von Nietoom as a cue, I will add my view to Mr Creosote's. Since April 2019, the complete game can be downloaded with official approval of the developers from the website kultmags.com. Apart from the original CD, box shots and manual, the package also contains a walkthrough, sketches and drafts from the design phase of the game.

2019-07-13

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Here is one of those games which I've been playing on and off for… yes, actually decades now. For almost the same timespan, I have been planning to give it a review for this website. It is one of those games which always sat on the TODO list, but never jumped out as having super high priority. Now I finally did it, and it gives me the interesting opportunity to look back. If I had written about it back in the early days of the site, I certainly would have come to quite a different conclusion. After all, time hasn't stood still in the last 20 years. It may not have been only kind to Imperial Conquest 2.

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