Velocity 2X Gameplay

We go light speed as bring you gameplay of a unique top-down vertical shooter and a side-scrolling platformer from FuturLab and Sierra. Check out the first 9 levels of Velocity 2X as J.A. Laraque trie...

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery

The answer is multifaceted, but the first step was retaining Jane Jensen as the author of the entire storyline. The first Gabriel Knight game was lauded for not only being fun to play, but having a d...

The Adventures of Willy Beamish

I remember its fantastic Dragon's Lair-esque graphics; they were the first of their sort in a point-and-click adventure. I remember the stunning animations and (low-res, I'm afraid) cartoon quality cu...

Hero’s Quest

You could play Hero Quest either as a Fighter, Magic-User, or Thief. The game’s puzzles were designed so that they could be solved in different ways by the different character classes, and you coul...

Oil’s Well

I thought I'd let you know just what a visually stunning, additively fun and mostly forgotten little gem this 1990 Sierra production is. Well, it is, and its VGA version for our ageing DOS boxes is mo...

How Gaming Changed This Girl’s Life

It's funny how, in the beginning, he thought it was cool dating a girl who liked gaming. He now cautions guys against dating gamer girls! He was just mad that I took over his Playstation for about a w...

Lode Runner

Lode Runner has been considered a classic for some time. It made #80 on Computer Gaming World’s 150 Best Games of All Time list, and was mentioned in 2003 as one of the best games of all time by Gam...

Silpheed

This is probably the best shmup for the short lived peripheral for many reasons which most of you must know already. Lets just say there wasn't much support or great titles for the Sega CD but there w...

Classic Sierra PC Game site will return

With Activision owning the rights to the Sierra, titles and their wanting the option to see App store versions of the popular games in the future, Sarien.net received a cease-and-desist letter from Ac...

Jon Hamblin: Big Ideas Digital

Seriously, this a game in which you can die simply by crossing the road without waiting for the little green man. After a while, I began to think – maybe Jim Walls isn’t a pedant – maybe he’s ...

Marie Croall: Fallen Earth LLC

This was one of the first games I ever played obsessively. Even at my young age, the humor and puzzles appealed to me—even if the phrase "You can't do that...at least not now" is permanently burned ...

Greg Wohlwend: Mikengreg

My brother and I were obsessed with this game. It came on a dozen or so 3.5" hard disks (high tech back then) and included a semi-complete faux vellum map. Most of the game took place in either a huge...

Chris Campbell and Adrian Woods: Big Fish Games

It has magic, pirates and an abominable snowman! The feeling of tension when trying to collect the ingredients and cast the spell before Manannan came back to the house was palpable. The reward of fin...