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Did you know...

...that although Home of the Underdogs closed its doors long ago, we have archived the database in order to preserve the massive reference?
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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2018-02-17

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Yes, Bazooka Sue is this stupid. Just in case you've been wondering. Oh, you haven't? Bad luck, you cannot escape now! Ironically, although our site is called The Good Old Days, we've always been dedicated to also keep the bad memories alive. Fuzzy memories through tose-tinted glasses? Sure, there were some great games in the past, but to find these, you had to wade through waves of crud. Crud which was even positively reviewed in the magazines of the time. Good thing nobody sees the need to bribe us anymore these days, so we can identify the real gems and explicitly warn you of the crop.
Mr Creosote

2018-02-15

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Death takes a holiday. Which is actually a bit of a problem, really. Think about overpopulation. Then think about overpopulation in a world not as large as ours, but actually one which is located on the back of a giant turtle travelling through space. Giant, but not that giant. You see? If not, let Discworld II: Missing Presumed…!? (believe it or not: we've got the original version, not the one retitled for the US) illustrate.
Mr Creosote

2018-02-11

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And the next thing we knew our shuttle was infested with bloodthirsty xenomorph-like creatures. What are we doing here, commander drathan? Guess now we have no other choice but to put on these heavy armor suits and fight for our lives in Space Hulk!
Moebius

2018-02-11

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Join the NASA space flight program with drathan and fly a real shuttle spacecraft with extremely realistic controls in Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator. Bon voyage now!

2018-02-09

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Oh boy, I haven't seen this one in a while! When I first saw this Pacman & Boulder Dash mutant I wasn't very much impressed and thought it's just one of those many obscure rejects. Now I realize, it's exactly games like this that make you shed a tear or two. Behold, the legendary Supaplex and our new contributor drathan, who has also shared this disk image for the first time. Good job and welcome to TGOD!

2018-02-03

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Doc Brown gets Toonstruck! Like many B or C class actors, Christopher Lloyd was contracted to lend his name, voice and physical shape to a computer game production when the advent of the CD-ROM with its increased storage capacity allowed for digitized people to appear on screen. Which he did – surrounded by cartoon figures. Good thing he had already trained for this in an earlier movie…

2018-01-29

Hello. This is Vagabond speaking... not. I must say, today I've been born a certain time again, but I thought this Vagabond guy is not exactly what I am and I should better reincarnate into something more fitting. The thought has lingered for a couple of years now and finally the time has come to unleash it into reality. And thanks to Mr Creosote, without him my quality rebirth wouldn't be possible. So long, Vagabond. Greetings...

2018-01-27

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Wild West – The Incredible Adventures of Donald Reddish. Yes, you have never heard of it. It is probably the rarest Adventure game to have come out in the 1990s. Huge thanks go out to fuxxxyfloppy for discovering a working disk set and sending it in! Of course, such a scoop has to be celebrated by giving the game full coverage. Maybe this humble review will help to spread the word about this game's existence.

2018-01-20

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The mid-1990s were a great time for the Adventure genre. Quantity-wise. Though the more choice there is, the harder it is to choose, isn't it? So here is some support (~20 years late) with that. The Gene Machine – The Great British Adventure did not exactly make it to the top of everybody's lists of games which should be remembered, even though it is in fact a very typical game of its time. So even if it may not be the best, you could learn a lot about those years by having a look.

2018-01-14

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Hold on! Why is there an anti-air missile system parading in front of the Roman emperor? Welcome to a world where even slaves have their rights laid out in a union-negotiated contract, where our hero wears a toga, but also sneakers and where you can place prank phone calls to the Praetorian Guard. Welcome to the real (?) Imperium Romanum!

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