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...that everything you see here has been coded from the ground up? We're not using any generic Content Managament System - those things never fit any specific purpose anyway. The same goes for our forum which has even been released under a Free Software licence in its current incarnation.
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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2017-12-09

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Here is a game which, if you have lived through the 80s, you probably know. Battle Squadron: The Destruction Of The Barrax Empire (bet you didn't remember the full title, did you?) is one of the classics of the shoot 'em up genre. Does it hold up to its reputation?
Mr Creosote

2017-12-05

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This world is full of coincidences. Or is it? Castlevania II: Simon's Quest has received a second review from user showhide. While just a couple of days ago, the very same game has been part of pepsiman's efforts to translate English-only reviews. All of this for a game which I have never played personally (no game of the whole series, in fact) – but it seems to be quite a controversial one from what more knowledgable players are saying.
Mr Creosote

2017-12-03

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As far as I'm concerned, this will be the last golf game for some time. A genre which in itself is not overly interesting to our core audience probably. Nevertheless, many of these games are of historical interest, as they already aimed at the "casual market" before this term was coined. Not all, mind you, but Sensible Golf definitely did not have the dedicated gamer who spends weeks and months to dig really deep into a game in mind.
Mr Creosote

2017-11-28

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Yes, this is Minigolf. In fact, it is Minigolf Plus! What is the "plus" part? Would you like to know? I bet, who wouldn't want to know such fascinating trivia about a Minigolf game? Thought so. In fact, if you happen to find out, let me know, because I sure as hell didn't.

2017-11-25

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Yes, I actually do like Miniature Golf. All the more in real life, but it can also be fun on the computer. On a rainy day and lacking friends to play with, it's a nice way to pass some time. If you've got the right game for it. Hole in One Miniature Golf is one which is usually recommended. Let's have a look!

2017-11-21

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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 even? Quite frankly, the best way to enjoy it is to play it as a teenager on a dark night while your folks are asleep...

2017-11-20

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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.

2017-11-18

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!

2017-11-16

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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.

2017-11-10

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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...

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