Archive for the "Video Reviews" Category

Wolfenstein 3D review

Join me as I recall my first time encountering the legendary American spy William Joseph “B.J.” Blazkowicz, and his heroic adventures in samey looking Nazi fortresses known as Wolfenstein 3D (id Software/Apogee Software, 1992). Why are all the turkey dinners on the floor? Is that some sort of a German thing? Mein leben! MobyGames page: http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/wolfenstein-3d […]

MS-DOS Games in 1991

Travel back in time with me to 25 years ago and enjoy this compilation of 82 DOS games from 1991. (P.S.: Stick around for the credits)  

Skunny games

Today I take a look at six games starring Skunny Hardnut, an attempt at creating a PC shareware mascot by a Belgian company Copysoft. Grab a sticky nut pudding & join Skunny on his adventures in the Middle East, the Moon, a forest, Ancient Rome, the Wild West, and an alleged case of copyright infringement. […]

Vorona\Ворона\Crow – Russian DOS game

Today I take a look at a classic Russian DOS game Ворона [Vorona\Crow] (ONP, 1992), a game that has colorful VGA graphics, humorous setting based on Russian folk tales, and terrible controls. Join me as I go through the game and share some of Russian folklore with you, as well as complete my personal 24 […]

Hugo’s House of Horrors

Today I take a look at a shareware classic Hugo’s House of Horrors (Gray Design Associates, 1990). Chances are that if you had a computer in the early 90s, and access to a shareware collection, you’ve played this game. But was it actually any good? Let’s find out! Play Hugo’s House of Horrors: https://archive.org/details/HugosHouseOfHorrors Play […]

Big Blue Disk

Today I take a look at an IBM PC diskmag “Big Blue Disk”. Published from 1986 to 1998, it was known for its variety in software it had to offer, and many games. When it came to games this diskmag had ties to many pc gaming legends, including Moraffware, Apogee, and id Software. But wait! […]

Hidden Games

Today I take a look at a few secret games hidden inside other games. These include: an additional campaign in a classic RTS, a real time two player artillery game in a shmup, two text adventures in a space trading sim, and Doom WADs in an adventure game. More games inside old familiar classics? Count […]

Wiering Software

Today I take a look at shareware and freeware games created by a one man team known as Wiering Software. Yes, some of them are more than a little “inspired” by Super Mario Bros., but is that really a bad thing? The games feature Mario, his cousin, a duck, a Dutch Santa Claus, and some […]

Spectrum HoloByte and Tetris sequels

Today I take a look at the first commercial release of Alexey Pajitnov’s masterpiece by Spectrum HoloByte, and games they have followed it up with when they proudly declared themselves “the Tetris people”. Sit back, relax, and take a look at the original version of Tetris, its Western commercial counterpart, Welltris, Faces, Wordtris, Super Tetris, […]

“Slam City with Scottie Pippen” review

Today I join a cast of stereotypes for a game of street basketball. Slam City with Scottie Pippen (Digital Pictures, 1995) is a game full of motion, video, and very questionable acting and humor. What you gonna get? Gonna get respect! MobyGames page: http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/slam-city-with-scottie-pippen

GAMOS puzzle series – Russian DOS games

Today I take a look at the “Gamos Logical Serial” or a set of four puzzle games developed and published by a Russian company Gamos between 1992 and 1994. These games are From Corner To Corner (Уголки), Color Lines (Цветные Линии), Balda (Балда), and Nine (Девятка). Get ready for some high resolution EGA goodness, and […]

LOOM™ EGA vs VGA

A long overdue video about differences between versions of LucasFilm Games’ classic LOOM. I explain why I’m not really fond of the VGA CD-ROM update of the game. I also briefly touch on the FM Towns version. Long story short: play the EGA one. (P.S. You can still ask me about LOOM) My original review […]

Mortal Kombat games

Mortal Kombat games were ported to every home platform ever because people love brutally beating the crap out of each other. How good are the DOS conversions (mostly handled by Probe Entertainment)? Let’s find out! Buy DOS Mortal Kombat 1+2+3 on GOG: http://www.gog.com/game/mortal_kombat_123

Merry Christmas! (Nikita, 1994)

A Russian 1994 Christmas/New Year game. Just a little silly thing. If you don’t clean the steps in time, Santa comes out and falls on his ass.

“Alone in the Dark” review

An old Derceto mansion has zombies, demons, ghosts and a Chthonian. And now it also has you (in the role of a private detective Edward Carnby.) It’s now up to you to get out of the house, dispel the evil, save the world and your own life in the first 3D survival horror adventure inspired […]

“RoboCop 3” review

A police cyborg Alex Murphy once said: “They’ll fix you. They fix everything.” Well, nothing can fix a bad sequel like RoboCop 3, but there’s still a small chance that if you try really hard you can force yourself to think of this game instead of the movie when someone says “RoboCop 3”. Car chases, […]

“Gobliiins” review

This game is French. That doesn’t mean that it’s full of pretentiousness, baguettes and “le fromage”; instead it’s full of charm, puzzles and peculiar visuals. Three brave goblins are on a mission to save the King by solving brain twisting puzzles, and to help you get your daily dose of laughter along the way. Exploiting […]

“Duke Nukem 3D” review

Guts, guns, mutants, pixelated boobs and plenty of toilet humor in the third installment of Duke Nukem series. An instant classic of its day and a retro gaming legend that still lives on. But is it only tits and bathrooms that made Duke3D an enjoyable game? I beg to disagree. Duke Nukem 3D is in […]

“Duke Nukem II” review

Mr. Nukem swapped his pink EGA tank-top for a red VGA one, got himself an Arnie-like voice, an assortment of weapons, soundblaster music & sound effects, an in-level save feature and plenty of cosmetic improvements. But can the second Duke Nukem installment withstand the test of time?   MobyGames page: http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/duke-nukem-ii Official page: http://www.3drealms.com/duke2/index.html Buy […]

“Duke Nukem” review

Cameras, robots, lasers, tons of pixel explosions and not a single bare breast in sight in the first game about everyone’s favorite ultimate alien ass kicker. Before 3D Realms was 3D Realms, before violence and controversy and before the black shades Duke Nukem was wholesome fun for the whole family. Mobygames page: http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/duke-nukem Official page: […]