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

Torin’s Passage May 20, 2009

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Adventure & Mystery

Torin’s Passage

Al Lowe is the funnyman of home video games – just ask any ofLeisure Suit Larry’s devoted fans. So when Al set about designing a game suitable for his young daughter, it’s not surprising that he made it humorous (more…)

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Darkseed II May 18, 2009

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Adventure & Mystery

Darkseed II

Darkseed II (the sequel to Darkseed, from Cyberdreams) is based on the illustrations of Swiss surrealist artist H (more…)

 

Lost Treasures of the World May 15, 2009

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Adventure & Mystery

Lost Treasures of the World

Lost Treasures of the World, part of the Adventure Quest series from Follgard CD Visions Inc., is designed to do two things: fire your imagination, and then get you started (more…)

 

Shivers May 12, 2009

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Adventure & Mystery

Shivers

If there was no competition, Shivers (Sierra On-Line, Inc.)would be hugely popular. As it is, the game suffers by comparison to the plethora of intelligently written, beautifully-rendered adventure/mystery CD-ROMs (more…)

 

I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream April 28, 2009

Adventure & Mystery

I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream

Harlan Ellison’s short story I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream is now a CD-ROM from Cyberdreams. You play one of five characters (or, ultimately, all of the five) who are captives of the super-computer AM, a metaphor for run-away technology and Satan all wrapped up into one (voiced, with glee, by Mr (more…)

 

Mission Critical April 16, 2009

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Adventure & Mystery

Mission Critical

The main selling point of Mission Critical (Legend Entertainment) is the participation of Michael Dorn, who played Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and seems to have undertaken this project before he was picked up by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (more…)

 

Riddle of Master Lu, The March 14, 2009

Adventure & Mystery

The Riddle of Master Lu

The Riddle of Master Lu (Sanctuary Woods) is based on a premise that is as revisionist as an Oliver Stone movie (more…)