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Albion

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Blue Byte 1996
Genre: RPG
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Today is the great day, today the Toronto arrives at its goal, a mineral rich planet where to start a colossal mining operation finishing a multimillionaire travel. Everything looks great, until an accident during leaves the exploration crew stranded on the deserted lifeless planet, to discover that it isn't a desert, and much less lifeless.


Battle Isle

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Blue Byte 1991
Genre: Strategy
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Amiga

Battle Isle - the game which got two different groups of games into public focus: wargames and German games. Both had had their loyal fan-base before, but both had been small. Tactical wargames turned into a very popular genre following this game. German games stayed a niche market in spite of this game's success.


Battle Isle 2

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Blue Byte 1993
Genre: Strategy
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

After two mission disks and the differently themed History Line: 1914-1918, Blue Byte followed their more successful game to date up with a real sequel. The evil robot armies are back and the Drullians saw no other way than to kidnap a great strategist to lead their armies - you. Stories have never been a strong point in strategy games (that made it even more surprising that a 'novelization' of the story actually came with the game).


Battle Isle 3: Schatten des Imperators

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Blue Byte 1995
Genre: Strategy
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

"Well, if SSI can do it with their Panzer General games, so can we!", Blue Byte must have thought. What they did here was simply porting their successful Battle Isle 2 engine to Windows, made new missions and bam – new release! Guaranteed hit! Well, not quite.


Chewy: ESC von F5

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Blue Byte 1995
Genre: Adventure
Rating: 2.5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

[T-Pow] We've got something extraordinary today: A review by two reviewers. How did it come to this? Mr Creosote and me have been chatting for quite some time and we're often discussing the pros and cons of specific games. At some point, he asked me whether I'd be interested in collaborating on a review and I spontanously agreed. Now all we had to do was find a game that none of us has played before and is from a genre which we both like. Shortly afterwards, we agreed on Chewy Esc from F5 which we both have lying around untouched.


Die Siedler

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Blue Byte 1993
Genre: Strategy
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Amiga

British and American games usually keep their names when they're released in Germany - even if it's a translated version. That's good, makes international conversations about them easier. German companies on the other hand sometimes take really silly measures to increase their chance on the international market. Not that it has ever worked, but giving up would be silly, too. One of the effects is that German games have English names - even here. If you can't see anything strange about that, you're probably from the USA. What would you think if a game by an 'American' company would carry a title in Suaheli? To take it one step further: what would you think if a game by a German company was released in your country carrying a German title?


Die Siedler II: Veni, Vidi, Vici

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Blue Byte 1996
Genre: Strategy
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

So we had The Settlers… what could possibly be improved? Looking at this sequel, even in detail, apparently not a lot. The game is still about creating a functioning economy which, ideally, should be supported by efficient logistics, i.e. short/fast delivery routes connecting the main junctions. Whichever faction manages to pull this off best, i.e. gains access to most of the valuable resources and exploits them effectively, usually wins.


Die total verrückte Rallye

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Blue Byte 1995
Genre: Strategy
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Whenever something claims to be 'crazy' (meaning 'funny' or 'wacky') in the title, you should be careful. It usually means the product won't be crazy at all, but rather lame. Simple reason: They try too hard, it all gets too obvious. Die total verrückte Rallye (literal translation: the totally crazy rallye) fortunately only stumbles into this trap partly, keeping the lameness factor at a bearable minimum (if only there weren't this 'announcer' with his GDR / Berlin accent...).


Dr. Drago's Madcap Chase

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Blue Byte 1995
Genre: Strategy
Rating: -
Licence: Commercial
System: PC
This is the English version of the German game Die total verrückte Rallye. Please refer to that version's review.

Extreme Assault

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Blue Byte 1997
Genre: Action, Simulation
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

To give a fair review to a computer game of your own childhood is not an easy endeavor. Years and years after you played and owned the game you are either tempted to give a very heartfelt and nostalgic opinion or you feel the pressure to be extra strict and rational about the whole thing.



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