Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

Exploration May 16, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — gamegoldies @ 9:53 am



Exploration (Interactive Magic) allows you to choose one of five real-life explorers – Chris Columbus is the default – and then go colonizing. Both combat skills and diplomacy are necessary, if your exploration and conquest are to be successful. The game is similar to many which have come before, borrowing its overall look from the early Ultima series, and its conception from countless role-playing simulations. Although there’s nothing wrong with the game, and it can be fun to poke around, this is a DOS program, and it shows. Graphics, play-action, and scope are all on a Super Nintendo level, which is a far cry from the ‘incredible depth’ promised on the package. If you’re looking for a game that uses the CD-ROM medium to blaze new trails of interactivity (like Myst) or just to improve on old standbys (like Doom), look farther than this.

-January 1996


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s