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...that The Good Old Days is one of the oldest sites of its type which is not only still online, but also still active? We've seen many other sites and people come and go, but always prevailed. The ups and downs of our history are documented in their own article.
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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The 23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition
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The long awaited review of the original 1987 AGI release of Leisure Suit Larry: In the land of the Lounge Lizards has been finally nailed by our great adventurer and Sierra lover beranmuden. Oh, Larry, Larry... without you the good old days wouldn't be the same. And who says this game is for adults only? Quite frankly, the best way to enjoy it is to play it as a teenager on a dark night while your folks are asleep...


Warlords 3? Didn't I already declare the Deluxe Edition of the second part to be the ultimate version? Indeed, I did. Though what I said was: the best version for those who aren't so deeply into it, as subsequent games introduced gameplay and rule elements which made things too complex for the casual player. So let's have a look what some of these elements are, whether and how they improve the game for expert players. The game's subtitle – Reign of Heroes – should already give you a hint where this is going. Shortly after, Darklords Rising was released – lightly updated once again.
Mr Creosote


IF Comp is over and unfortunately, I didn't manage to get through my intended playlist. Not even half of it. I kind of feel bad about it. So bad, in fact, that I didn't vote, feeling that my view wasn't representative enough. Seeing that the worst game of the few I played didn't just manage to break into the top 10, but placed 2nd, I probably should have cast my vote. Too late now. Maybe I'll go back and play the rest anyways. Time will tell. Thanks to the participants!
Mr Creosote


Pool on the computer? Not the most likely match. It's not exactly an action-packed sport. In fact, it is sort of… math-based. Which would make it impossible to attract large audience. So, sssssshhhhh, don't tell anyone! And guess what: this game is actually called Arcade Pool. Weird.
Mr Creosote


Time for a little sci-fi detective story and the very first review by perfectnarcosis, which, though, feels more like a technical guide (no offense, it's just that we are used to some more details as to the plot and gameplay). Mean Streets is a fairly known adventure title in the world of classic gaming. Only it has nothing to do with the 1973 gangster movie starring young Robert De Niro. And I wonder why the game creators ignored this potentially unwanted coincidence...


troublemind's next target is The Terminator: Rampage. A sci-fi 3D shooter, which albeit fairly known was poorly acclaimed possibly due to being a slightly improved clone of Wolfenstein 3D and a failed contender for FPS of the year contest where Doom successfully took the lead. Also, the very name of the game doesn't live up well to the content and could almost safely become a bootleg title for Wolfenstein II.


And troublemind's next move is Tintin on the Moon. Apparently, one of the many fleeting and less memorable games from the late 80's with a weak plot and rather poor gameplay. However, none of this is nearly as embarrassing as the fact that the PC port of this game supported only CGA cards in 1989, which I would definitely include in the review.


It looks like someone wants to contribute some too to the unannounced obscure 3D shooters streak started by Mr Creosote a while ago, but which, though, he seemed to have finished by now. Well, as they say, better late than never. I'm proud to present Curse of the Catacombs by our newcomer troublemind. Thank you, sir, and enjoy your stay on TGOD.


Just a reminder: the annual IF Competition is still running. I have finished 13 games of my playlist so far, which is roughly half of what I've planned. In two thirds of the allocated time, so I guess I won't make it this year. Nevertheless, that's 13 games which nobody can take away from me again and 13 games which have been (more or less) reviewed right here. Last call if you still would like to play a couple!


Is it three-dimensional Speedball? Or rather the Deadly Discs game from Tron? Some bits from here, some from there. Stormball was likely supposed to be a fast-paced sports game on varied pitches causing some geometrical challenges. It is largely forgotten nowadays. Deservedly so?

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