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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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2017-02-18

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Here is a relatively recent game I ran across quite by accident. You know those sales at certain online games stores which offer basically insane discounts? Hard to resist if something sounds promising enough. I mean, what's the risk? Wasting two dollars? I can live with that.

Of course, if the game is then actually quite a bit of fun, as in the case of The Masterplan, there is nothing to complain about. What certainly also helps is that the game places itself in a genre which isn't nearly as overused as so many others.

Mr Creosote

2017-02-15

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The following MSX game is not the best I ever played, but it's one of the very first games in my life. I enjoyed it while it lasted (I did my best, I swear!) and I'm glad it wasn't just Tetris. Ninja Kage here is one to test your survival skills... and nerves.
Vagabond

2017-02-14

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Color Lines or just Lines. Now, don't tell me you're not familiar with this game, which plagued every PC-compatible in every office and home all throughout 90's. Don't tell me you hate it too, because you're sick of it and you're not really a puzzle type of a guy, cause I can share the same life story. However, calling this game a bad product just because you don't like puzzles or never worked in the late 20th century office would be quite inappropriate, don't you think?
Vagabond

2017-02-11

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Not much of a surprise here; obviously, after last week's update, the final part of the same series had to appear, too. That being Pacific General. Once again, not the most original game ever, its theme certainly being a downside. Nevertheless, not too bad, either, and for completists, it's a must anyway.

2017-02-08

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Some games I can't go concise about, especially if they are as peculiar and knotty as Avalon. This game is probably the progenitor of all 3rd person adventures released since 1984 for the majority of 8-bit family computers, in our case Spectrum. When you see a gloomy dungeon world with many rooms, doors, monsters, magic and above all sophisticated object and character interaction - know that it's all Avalon's legacy. Little known, but revolutionary nonetheless.

2017-02-07

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Comrade! It's time to defend the motherland against the fascist invasion.

Since we discussed how to treat series' recently, this is part of my attempt to fill some gaps in this regard. Of course, there are some entries into a series which are less noteworthy than others. I'm sure you'll all be able to name a number of examples. So anyway, here is Allied General.

2017-02-05

Our new member Magmon steps in and treats us with two reviews at a time: Tempest 2000 and Doom! But what really kicks ass is that both games were experienced on Atari Jaguar system, a video game console we haven't received any contributions for until this very day! Very well done, Magmon and welcome to TGOD!

2017-02-04

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Ducks Ahoy! Is it Pacman in disguise? Or rather the spiritual predecessor of Lemmings? It's unbelievable how whole genres can be traced back to this gem!

2017-01-31

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Yes, this one's already on the site… wait, something's different! A different guy on the cover and one soldier went missing. How does Lords of the Rising Sun do on the Philips CD-i? Cinemaware plus CD, it should be perfect!

2017-01-28

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Many game titles were hosted by MSX system, only the majority were either not very popular and have sunk into oblivion or were simply a myriad of cross-platform products glorified by other 8-bit family platforms. Penguin Adventure is one of those few rare gems which is known to have existed on MSX computer only and as such is one of the best and most memorable native titles.

P. S. My apologies for having been inactive for so long. I've been a little out of sorts and lost my creative power. I feel it's coming back now, so stay tuned for more.


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