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Alone in the Dark

[youtube id=”7U8mk_onJps” width=”633″ height=”356″] Alone in the Dark Way back when the graphic adventure genre was relatively new and ruled by games such as the King’s Quest and Leisure Suit Larry series, the ...
Outside Lefty's bar in Leisure Suit Larry

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards

  [youtube id=”Xe0avtFGl7g” width=”633″ height=”356″] Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards I remember very well the buzz at the gaming table about a certain balding protagonist of a now-classic ...
Thunderscape PC

Thunderscape

[youtube id=”loi3fJSBznA” width=”633″ height=”356″] Thunderscape First, a little gaming history. The AD&D gold box PC game series was a huge hit for SSI back in the day, but eventually technology outpaced the game ...
King's Quest

King’s Quest

[youtube id=”1sn7XJPzpDU” width=”633″ height=”356″] King’s Quest Any blog about classic retro gaming simply MUST include a homage to Roberta Williams’ King’s Quest series, originally published by Ken and Roberta ...
Descent to Undermountain

Descent to Undermountain

[youtube id=”mv7OBko0iXc” width=”633″ height=”356″] Descent to Undermountain Back in the holiday season in 1997, Interplay Productions released Descent to Undermountain, a new Dungeons & Dragons PC game hotly anticipated ...

Outlaws

  [youtube id=”ybEZl3w0b_w” width=”633″ height=”356″] For single-player gameplay, there were three options: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. (Come on, who doesn’t like Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns?) ~Dan ...
Freakin Funky Fuzzballs - Gameplay screenshot

Freakin Funky Fuzzballs

[youtube id=”W2EvvaDbqOs” width=”633″ height=”356″]This was a fun little game in its day, but even then there was not much replay value, though, as once you mastered the fine art of fuzzballdom and cleared all its ...
The Beast Within - A Gabriel Knight Mystery

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery

[youtube id=”XyKSEQglU8A” width=”633″ height=”356″] Another limitation that the use of FMV incorporated into gameplay was the need to limit the choices available to the player, thereby making the game more linear.  ...
Daikatana - PC

Daikatana

Daikatana Every so often I get a little spoiled with too much classic retrogaming goodness, and begin to take for granted the great storylines, coding and sheer fun that most of my game collection contains.  It’s at that point that I find it helpful ...
Family Game Night 4

Family Game Night 4

[youtube id=”hKowz0OOcPY” width=”633″ height=”356″] Overall I would still recommend this game to anyone with either a passion for board or family gaming.  It has its shortcomings, but they are not fatal, and there’s ...
Gamble by parker bros

Gambler

A little known classic board game that deserves more attention than it gets is the 1974 version of Gambler, by Parker Brothers.  This game plays very much like its title implies: forget about strategy; throw the dice and let Lady Luck be your copilot.  ...
Rise-of-the-Dragon

Rise of the Dragon

[youtube id=”vfBlqyaqF3s” width=”633″ height=”356″] Rise of the Dragon Rise of the Dragon is set in Los Angeles in the year 2053.  It’s a surprisingly mature-themed game, with drug overdoses, criminal behavior, ...
mouse trap

Mouse Trap

Has any game inspired so many budding engineers than Mouse Trap? If there ever was a game that taught cause and effect, Mouse Trap was it. Some have claimed it was “too difficult” to put the game board together. Heaven forbid we teach our children ...
The Six Million Dollar Man - Bionic Crisis

The Six Million Dollar Man: Bionic Crisis

Growing up in the 70s and watching TV was awesome, with shows like Battlestar Galactica, The Incredible Hulk, Space: 1999, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Mork & Mindy, Wonder Woman, The Shazam/Isis Hour, The Star Wars Holiday Special,Happy ...
Wonderland

Wonderland

Wonderland “Forgotten Classics” is a celebration of obscure PC games that weren’t released to widespread fanfare – or simply fell of the radar of gamers at the time of their release – and deserve a second look. In this installment: Wonderland, ...
WHOSIT

WHOSIT?

A little known classic board game that’s fun for the whole family is WHOSIT? by Parker Brothers.  Released in 1976, WHOSIT? is a game where players begin by randomly taking one of 20 Character cards, keep it hidden from other players’ eyes, and ...