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2018-02-17

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Yes, Bazooka Sue is this stupid. Just in case you've been wondering. Oh, you haven't? Bad luck, you cannot escape now! Ironically, although our site is called The Good Old Days, we've always been dedicated to also keep the bad memories alive. Fuzzy memories through tose-tinted glasses? Sure, there were some great games in the past, but to find these, you had to wade through waves of crud. Crud which was even positively reviewed in the magazines of the time. Good thing nobody sees the need to bribe us anymore these days, so we can identify the real gems and explicitly warn you of the crop.
Mr Creosote

2018-02-15

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Death takes a holiday. Which is actually a bit of a problem, really. Think about overpopulation. Then think about overpopulation in a world not as large as ours, but actually one which is located on the back of a giant turtle travelling through space. Giant, but not that giant. You see? If not, let Discworld II: Missing Presumed…!? (believe it or not: we've got the original version, not the one retitled for the US) illustrate.
Mr Creosote

2018-02-11

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And the next thing we knew our shuttle was infested with bloodthirsty xenomorph-like creatures. What are we doing here, commander drathan? Guess now we have no other choice but to put on these heavy armor suits and fight for our lives in Space Hulk!
Moebius

2018-02-11

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Join the NASA space flight program with drathan and fly a real shuttle spacecraft with extremely realistic controls in Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator. Bon voyage now!
Moebius

2018-02-09

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Oh boy, I haven't seen this one in a while! When I first saw this Pacman & Boulder Dash mutant I wasn't very much impressed and thought it's just one of those many obscure rejects. Now I realize, it's exactly games like this that make you shed a tear or two. Behold, the legendary Supaplex and our new contributor drathan, who has also shared this disk image for the first time. Good job and welcome to TGOD!
Moebius

2018-02-03

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Doc Brown gets Toonstruck! Like many B or C class actors, Christopher Lloyd was contracted to lend his name, voice and physical shape to a computer game production when the advent of the CD-ROM with its increased storage capacity allowed for digitized people to appear on screen. Which he did – surrounded by cartoon figures. Good thing he had already trained for this in an earlier movie…
Mr Creosote

2018-01-29

Hello. This is Vagabond speaking... not. I must say, today I've been born a certain time again, but I thought this Vagabond guy is not exactly what I am and I should better reincarnate into something more fitting. The thought has lingered for a couple of years now and finally the time has come to unleash it into reality. And thanks to Mr Creosote, without him my quality rebirth wouldn't be possible. So long, Vagabond. Greetings...
Moebius

2018-01-27

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Wild West – The Incredible Adventures of Donald Reddish. Yes, you have never heard of it. It is probably the rarest Adventure game to have come out in the 1990s. Huge thanks go out to fuxxxyfloppy for discovering a working disk set and sending it in! Of course, such a scoop has to be celebrated by giving the game full coverage. Maybe this humble review will help to spread the word about this game's existence.
Mr Creosote

2018-01-20

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The mid-1990s were a great time for the Adventure genre. Quantity-wise. Though the more choice there is, the harder it is to choose, isn't it? So here is some support (~20 years late) with that. The Gene Machine – The Great British Adventure did not exactly make it to the top of everybody's lists of games which should be remembered, even though it is in fact a very typical game of its time. So even if it may not be the best, you could learn a lot about those years by having a look.
Mr Creosote

2018-01-14

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Hold on! Why is there an anti-air missile system parading in front of the Roman emperor? Welcome to a world where even slaves have their rights laid out in a union-negotiated contract, where our hero wears a toga, but also sneakers and where you can place prank phone calls to the Praetorian Guard. Welcome to the real (?) Imperium Romanum!
Mr Creosote

2018-01-13

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jeffro11's next move is Brix, a puzzle board game featuring... bricks. And don't tell me you knew it! Looks like this game is an extremely evolved version of Puzznic, because now you can move around bricks and not puzznics. Eh? No, wait, folks... there is actually a little bit more to it!
Moebius

2018-01-10

My apologies for a little delayed reaction. SB1988 comes back after a short break and shakes us with yet another flamboyant and extensive review on King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride. You definitely got the touch, dude! Incidentally, I happen to be one of those "haters" who don't really dig this new at the time cartoonish (or is it Dragon Lair-ish?) move with still dumber controls. I was never a big fan of icon system to begin with, but that sucker completely killed the experience for me. Now, it's for that very reason I never finished Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail!, it just seemed too dull and overinteractive. Still though, it is nice to know there are people who love Sierra regardless and can appreciate it from many different angles.
Moebius

2018-01-07

Why wasn't I ever into RPGs? I don't know. Why almost everyone else loves them? Beats me. Perhaps, it requires an RPG mindset. Anyway, SB1988 presents us with a 3rd look on Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos in a very detailed, classy and literary fashion. Mind you, it's exactly reviews like this that people like to steal from other sources, like wiki, etc. Only this time "hoofs" gave you out, so checking wasn't necessary ;)
Moebius

2018-01-06

Recently we took a look at the return of an adventure game legend, one of the few successful atempts at reliving that good old nostalgic moments. As you might remember overall we liked Thimbleweed Park, but there were a couple of things we could not quite stand about it, one of the main ones was the constant selfpraise. So, why not go back to the source of it and try to shed some light on the reasons why they padded themselves so much on their shoulders? Yes, today I am taking a look at The Secret Of Monkey Island
Herr M.

2018-01-03

It surprises me that even on days like these when people are supposed to keep on partying and celebrating holidays we get more than one contributor within a short time period. This is slightly anomalous for our practice, which makes me think, there is probably more to this global warming sucker than I thought...

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Anyway, whatever the season, we dearly welcome newcomers and their treats. guld here has brought us Crypto Cube, an obscure pre-AT educational game, which includes both review and a disk image. Thank you and welcome!

Moebius

2018-01-01

Sorry for a little belated announcement. Celebration and all, you know *hick*. We wish you all a Happy New Year and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed in 2017. Particularly: derceto, troublemind, flyers80, fuxxxyfloppy, bjt, Chiochio, perfectnarcosis and others. And last but not the least, Mr Creosote (our great leader) has written 101 reviews this year which breaks his personal annual record! Congratulations!
Moebius
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