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3 Skulls of the Toltecs

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Revistronic 1996
Genre: Adventure
Rating: 3/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

Arizona, 1866. Fenimore Fillmore, the young (actually, he looks like he's 12 years old) hero of our story, accidently stumbles across the secret of three golden skulls which unlock the way to the treasure of the Toltecs. One of these skulls is already in his possession. Two other ones have yet to be located, but at least he knows who has them.


Absolute Pinball

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Unique Development Studios / 21st Century Entertainment 1996
Genre: Action
Rating: 4/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC
As any pinball game the aim of Absolute Pinball is to launch the ball and achieve the highest possible score by hitting various bumpers and targets. The individual tables have different aims to achieve, and a multitude of features like multi-ball modes and special in-table devices. The four tables in the game are called Desert Run based on a car tour between Paris and Dakar, Balls and Bats which is baseball related, Aquatic Adventure based around the theme of the mysterious deep and The Dream Factory which is Hollywood related.

Abuse

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Crack dot com 1996
Genre: Action
Rating: 5/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

You are the last chance against the abuse, a virus that transforms people on horrible monsters, a creation of illegal experiments being made on the prison where you were yet another prisoner. Everybody is now infected, except you, and stopping the infection from spreading to the world won't be easy. I mean it, this is really hard, an action game that is not so much about blowing up enemies as it is about escaping and avoiding being blown up by the ants, your enemies who like flooding the places with their assaults and their shots.


Adventure

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Mr Creosote 1996
Genre: Adventure
Rating: 0/6
Licence: Freeware
System: PC

The first text adventure I wrote. Story has been ripped off a Mickey Mouse comic with just the character names removed.

Puzzles are virtually nonexistent, the 'parser' only understands commands which have been hardcoded into the game.


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.


Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds

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Team 17 / Ocean 1996
Genre: Action
Rating: 2/6
Licence: Commercial
System: Amiga

This one's a tough game to review. If you've already seen screenshots somewhere on the Internet, you'll probably be amazed by the huge quality jump from the first part up to this one. And graphics (and, of course, their effect on gameplay) were my main complaint there, weren't they? So everything should be fine this time around, shouldn't it? If only things were so easy.


Alien Incident

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GameTek 1996
Genre: Adventure
Rating: 3/6
Licence: Commercial
System: PC

It is the night of Helloween and a mad professor sporting a stereotypical Einstein haircut is experimenting with his latest invention: a worm hole generator. Lightning strikes in just the right (or wrong?) moment and an alien as well as the creatures on its trail along with their space ship are catapulted right into Earth's orbit.


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.


Attila

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

This game is the English version of the video game Caesar. It is a digital representation of the Risk board game: the playing times are a bit long but the dynamics of the game are very clear and simple especially to those who already know Risk.


Ballern

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Mr Creosote 1996
Genre: Action
Rating: 0/6
Licence: Freeware
System: PC

This is actually not a game, but only a 'programming excercise' I did for myself. It was intended to mimic the basics of a shooter, but all you can do is move around and shoot, because there are no enemies.



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