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3D CyberPuck

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Ticsoft 1994
Genre: Sport, Action
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Shareware
System: PC

How could this game's concept be described most accurately? Yeah, right - by telling which classic game it's a clone of! Two problems with this though: Nobody will know the original and (even worse) even I forgot the title! It was a sports game by Lucasfilm on the C64 (at least I think it was on this system). Edit: In fact it was Ballblazer by Lucasfilm on the old Atari. Thanks to Chris for reminding me!


Alien Rampage

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Inner Circle Creations / Softdisk Publishing 1996
Genre: Puzzle, Action
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Shareware
System: PC

PLOT
While nearing the planet Untharia your ship is shot at and damaged forcing you to land. The ship now requires repairs, but as you do not carry spare parts you are stuck on the planet. Annoyed at this situation you swear an oath of revenge against the Untharians. In an effort to fulfill your oath you plunge into the nearby jungle to search for their base.


Ancients I: Death Watch

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Farrware 1993
Genre: RPG
Rating: 3/6
Licence: Shareware
System: PC

It is very rare to find a shareware first-person roleplaying game. Ancients I: Death Watch is just that. Clearly copied from Bard's Tale with a few minor improvements and a much weaker story, Ancients is a second-tier game at best, but still interesting and entertaining enough to keep you playing for a few days. The game is designed in first person, where a group of four adventurers explores a city and various dungeons that are accessible from the houses. Featuring graphics comparable with the first Bard's Tale, mapping the city is quite difficult, and it does not get much better in the dungeons.


Ancients II: Approaching Evil

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Farrware 1993
Genre: RPG
Rating: 2/6
Licence: Shareware
System: PC

It is very unusual for a relatively unsuccessful game like Ancients I to have a sequel. Ancients II: Approaching Evil simply increases the scope of the original game, but offers little else.

Ancients II is a shareware first-person roleplaying game, where you take charge of a group of adventurers and travel the land, vanquishing the monsters. As is the case with the first part, I could not find a coherent story or the ultimate goal in this game. It is as if the designers were creating only a demo for a game engine and forgot to fill in a story. Or maybe the engine did not allow a quest system. Either way, the lack of the story makes the game very repetitive and boring.


Attila

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Lüder Osmers 1996
Genre: Strategy
Rating: -
Licence: Shareware
System: PC
This is the English version of Caesar which is completely identical (apart from the language and the title).

Bio Menace

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Apogee 1993
Genre: Action
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Shareware
System: PC

You will play as Snake Logan, a top-secret CIA agent sent to the most dangerous mission ever - to deal with the hundreds of monsters attacking Metro City and destroying everythig in their path. No one knows why and you are our last hope. Original, no? Well, to make things even more difficult, your plane is shot while flying over Metro City and after salvaging the destroyed plane, you find one machine gun. Time to secure the perimeter.


Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold

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Apogee 1993
Genre: Action
Rating: 4.5/6
Licence: Shareware
System: PC

You are a space super-agent. And how do these people expend their time? Saving the world, of course! So here you are on your way to get rid of Dr Goldfire, the menacing evil guy, and his evil army of mutants and aliens.


Caesar

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Lüder Osmers 1996
Genre: Strategy
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Shareware
System: PC

This nice shareware game is not related to Impressions' Caesar, but the board game classic Risk. So you're supposed to conquer the world once again. The secret of the board game's success: It is very simple. Similar board games are just not this intuitive, they cannot be finished in a socially acceptable amount of time. Sometimes, they use scary, non-standard dice. And so on and so forth.


Canasta

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mediGlobe 1999
Genre: Puzzle
Rating: 3/6
Licence: Shareware
System: PC

Good, cheap or even free card games (Skat, Poker, Canasta etc.) are, as I had to experience myself, always hard to find. However, I have one which I would like to present: Canasta.

Most of you will know Canasta, so I will only briefly introduce the rough principles. At least there are countless rule variants and adaptions:


Commander Keen in Invasion of the Vorticons

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Apogee 1990
Genre: Action
Rating: 6/6
Licence: Shareware
System: PC

Billy Blaze, better known as Commander Keen, is stuck on planet Mars after the evil aliens stole vital parts from his ship. Now there is just one thing to do if he wants to save the earth from their attack and that is travelling around through their weird constructions to recover what was stolen.



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