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remakes of the 90s

These days remakes, updates and remasterings of old games are commonplace. A couple of particular interest to at FFG towers right now are Full Throttle, released a few months ago and Starcraft, due out in August. This isn’t totally new, however. By the start of the 90s, developers and publishers were starting to see the […]

A marvellous bundle of Windows 95 wonders, part 2

Hello! We’re doing lists of games again, and this time we’re looking at those released between the mid-late 90s and 2001. My friend and colleague has already taken us through the first part of this particular selection, the content of which was the subject of some fevered debate (okay, a series of friendly e-mails) before […]

A marvellous bundle of Windows 95 Wonders

Last week we were inspired by the Nintendo Classic Mini to think an equivalent for MS-DOS gaming. Our idea would take the form of a bundle of the most important PC games of the early 90s, which could be played using Dosbox on a Rasperry Pi. Today we’re looking at the days of Windows 95 […]

don’t touch Merlin’s stuff

This is something I’ve been hoping for ever since sierra adventures started appearing on GoG. They now have Conquests of Camelot! You take on the role of King Arthur, seeking the holy grail in a mission to restore the fortunes of his Kingdom. You must also find three of the knights of the round table, […]

A marvellous box of MS-DOS wonders, part 2

Hi there! So, my friend and colleague kicked us off with an interesting idea: what would the DOS equivalent of the NES Mini look like, a) if it existed and b) in the unlikely event that we were put in charge of selecting the games. In choosing 30 to be bundled with this device, I […]

A marvellous box of MS-DOS wonders

Given all my talk of the NES mini in the past month or two, I thought I’d drag myself back to our usual subject matter by considering what a PC-gaming equivalent might look like. A little emulation device containing about thirty classic titles. The approach I’m thinking wouldn’t involve new hardware, but would rather be […]

England are rapidly heading for success

Hi there. Tonight we’re back to the early 90s for some long-forgotten football action, with International Soccer Challenge.

The Rebels have proven surprisingly clever

Hi there. Bucking the usual trend for this site, here’s coverage of the second game in a series, arriving after the first, and in reasonably quick succession. It’s Star Wars: Rebel Assault II – The Hidden Empire.

he’s played a wide range of classic PC games… and is terrible at most of them

Due to my 2016 ban on aquiring games, I hadn’t been keeping up much on gog.com. Turns out, during my absence, they did add a some oldies of interest. Which is heartening to see; it’s great that they stock all those indie titles but for us their primary contribution to gaming will always be keeping […]

The rookie wasn’t that sharp after all

Hi there. Now that all of the CSI games have been half-heartedly evaluated (you’re welcome), we can turn our attention to more genuine retro content. So here’s a look back at the 90s Star Wars shooter that everyone with a CD drive owned, Rebel Assault.