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...that we're trying to collect every floppy disk image of every game ever released for IBM PC? For that, we need your help - or the games might be lost forever!
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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2019-11-19

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LostInSpace revisits his primary genre – adventure games. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes comes from a time after the resurrection of the genre, when everything was 3D rendered and well known characters and subjects from other media, such as films or literature, were often used as a basis. As with most Holmesian material, this one only takes a couple of characters from the real source, however.
Mr Creosote

2019-10-27

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Another belated candidate for Anniversary Fighting Games Special 2017 is Ninja. Yes, just Ninja. Or Ninja Mission on a few other platforms. Not exactly the best beat-em-up game, but essential to complete the row of clones, some of which I have reviewed earlier. As such, the closest relative to this game is Karateka, which could easily pass for a prequel. Now let's see how different these two games really are...
Moebius

2019-10-21

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Time has come for me to step in and continue where I left off. The following game was supposed to enter the Anniversary Fighting Games Special 2017, however, at some point I got jaded and dropped out. I haven't written any reviews for almost 2 years ever since. Now I'm back in business and will try to do my best to contribute more or less regularly. I am now proud to present to you Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior for ZX Spectrum, a Sword'n'Sorcery-powered fighting bestseller, which most of you should be familiar with.
Moebius

2019-10-15

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There is a certain visible pattern to the games LostInSpace covers. This particular one wasn't even out at the time this website has been launched. Unbelievable, has it really been that long? And nevertheless, the review talks about how old Space Taxi 2 is already. What does this tell about us, still here doing the same old thing?

2019-08-30

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magicman continues his obsessive quest to complete all those SSI (A)D&D games with an entry which definitely is not among the well known titles. Shadow Sorcerer actually seems to be based on quite a sound conceptual idea. Execution may be lacking, but nevertheless – this makes it a much more interesting candidate for re-discovery from a historical perspective than the nth solid, but almost identical standard RPG, doesn't it?

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!

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.

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?

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.

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!


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