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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Eye of the Beholder

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Eye of the Beholder

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 1, 1994

Darkness has engulfed the town of Waterdeep and legend has it that the criminal conspiracy behind it is hiding in the sewers. The locks and the traps in the twisting labyrinth beneath Waterdeep are too good and Skeletons and Kolbolds lurk around every corner. Who could be at the heart of this evil? And can anyone survive to find out? In Eye of the Beholder, you take control of a band of four adventurers as they seek to unravel the mysteries beneath Waterdeep. Using an easy to use "Point and Click" interface and 3-D point of view, you become part of the action as you do battle with Mind...

Ancient Glory

Ancient Glory

Apple IIGS - Released - December 31, 1992

Ancient Glory is a side scrolling action game based on Greek mythology. It is based on the adventures of Hercules who the player controls as he travels the Greek countryside (as well as some other locations in the Mediterranean) in his quest to defeat the gorgon Medusa. To do so five magical items have to be collected which is done by completing tasks for Hermes and Athena. At the same time Hercules has to be aware of the wrath of Hera, who will try to stop him. Time is limited as the player only has seventeen days of in-game time to complete the quest. The game starts out in Thebes with an...

Command & Conquer (Special Gold Edition)

Command & Conquer (Special Gold Edition)

Windows - Released - 1997

This Special Gold Edition is a re-release of the famous Command & Conquer, with a tweaked graphics engine that allows the display of SVGA graphics. It was released after the success of the prequel Command & Conquer: Red Alert, which already featured the tweaked engine. Also, it was released after the then recently released Windows 95 started gathering popularity in the gaming community. The game is exactly the same as the original. An internet option for 2 players worldwide against each other was added. Includes the C&C Theme Pack with screen savers and desktop wallpapers.

Command & Conquer: The Covert Operations

Command & Conquer: The Covert Operations

Windows - Released - April 22, 1996

The Covert Operations is an add-on to Command & Conquer as a DOS-only release. It adds 15 new single-player missions to the game: 7 for GDI and 8 for Nod. The missions can be played in any order and are noticeably more difficult than any in the original game. Several units that had only been available in multiplayer mode in the original game now regularly appear in the new single-player missions as well, including Nod's chem troopers and SSM launchers. In addition to the single-player missions, there are also 10 new multiplayer maps. The add-on disc can be used with both the original...

DragonStrike

DragonStrike

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 1, 1992

Wicked dragon armies threaten the good people of Ansalon. There's only one defense... fight dragons with dragons! Command your winged warrior to fly off and challenge enemy beasts in a tooth-and-claw battle high above Krynn. It's awesome airborne fantasy action in the AD&D game tradition! * Engage in exciting dragon-to-dragon combat * Control breathtaking on-screen airborne battles * Choose from 3 types of dragons: Bronze, Silver, and Gold * Attack with potent breath weapons like paralyzing gas, lightning and fireballs * Fly at your choice of 2 altitudes * Play alone or against an...

Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis

Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis

Commodore Amiga - Released - September 1, 1993

Dune II is often considered the first mainstream modern real-time strategy game and established many conventions of the genre. Even though set in Frank Herbert's famous Dune universe, the game is only loosely connected to the plot of any of the books or the films based from them. Controlling either of the three Houses, the player must fight a number of battles against the other Houses. In the early levels, the goal is simply to earn a certain number of credits, while in the later missions, all enemies must be destroyed. The single resource in the game is the Spice, which must be collected...

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty

MS-DOS - Released - December 1, 1992

The planet Arrakis (also known as Dune for its sandy landscape) is the only place in the known universe where Melange (more commonly known as the Spice) can be found. The Spice is the basis of interstellar travel and thus the standard of the Imperial economy. To increase productivity, The Padishah Emperor has invited three powerful Houses (Harkonnen, Atreides and Ordos) to compete against one another economically and bring up spice production. Competition among these houses begins peacefully but soon turns ugly as they battle each other with armed troops, advanced weaponry, and spies. The...

Dune: The Battle for Arrakis

Dune: The Battle for Arrakis

Sega Genesis - Released - 1994

Westwood Studios' real-time strategy classic Dune II received a major overhaul when ported to the Sega Genesis. While the basic concept remains the same, the game features all-new graphics, streamlined controls, changes to the tech tree as well as completely new levels. As in the original game, the player controls the troops of one of three noble Houses, called by the Emperor to mine the Spice Melange on the planet Arrakis, also known as Dune. A series of consecutive battles must be won by mining spice, constructing a base and building units to attack the enemy. The rather complex...

Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun

Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun

Sega Genesis - Released - August 1, 1992

Dungeon & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun is set in the world of Mystara, a setting of the Dungeons & Dragons game. The characters find themselves in a strange, red-hued world in which the horizon slopes upward in all directions, eventually vanishing into a crimson haze at the limits of sight. Their mission is to find and make allies in this new world or else the kingdom and its culture will perish. The player leads a party of four characters (either the default party or one that the player has created). Characters and races can be chosen from the normal D&D options. The gameworld is...

Emperor: Battle for Dune

Emperor: Battle for Dune

Windows - June 12, 2001

Emperor: Battle for Dune represents the seamless combination of cutting-edge 3D graphics and perfected real-time strategy gameplay. In your conquest for the Imperial Throne in the gripping universe of Dune, choose from three unique sides and five powerful subgroups to plot a perilous course through up to five treacherous game worlds. In both single-player and multiplayer modes, lead your forces in both large-scale planetary strategies and cunning ground-level tactics. Westwood claims the game contains a more realistic AI, in that when you start out, the computer knows nothing about land it...

Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

Something evil is lurking below the city of Waterdeep. The Lords of Waterdeep summon a group of heroes to investigate, but someone or something has been watching the proceedings. After the heroes enter the sewers, the ceiling collapses behind them. The only way out is the way down, into a dungeon filled with monsters, traps and puzzles. Eye of the Beholder is a dungeon crawler RPG with a first-person perspective based on the 2nd Edition AD&D rules. The starting party consists of four characters and up to two NPCs can join later. Combat and magic happen in real time, similarly to Dungeon...

Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder

ScummVM - Released - 1991

Something evil is lurking below the city of Waterdeep. The Lords of Waterdeep summon a group of heroes to investigate, but someone or something has been watching the proceedings. After the heroes enter the sewers, the ceiling collapses behind them. The only way out is the way down, into a dungeon filled with monsters, traps and puzzles.

Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon

Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon

ScummVM - Released - December 1, 1991

The Archmage Khelben summons the Heroes of Waterdeep, slayers of the Beholder Xanathar, for another mission. Strange things are happening in the forests near Waterdeep, centered around the Temple Darkmoon. People have been disappearing and shallow graves containing human remains have been found. Khelben teleports the party to the forests near Darkmoon so they may find out what kind of evil is working in the towers of the temple.

Hillsfar

Hillsfar

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Players start their game by creating a character. The game provides three choices: players may select a pre-made character, create their own, or import characters from previous Strategic Simulations Dungeons & Dragons computer games, such as Pool of Radiance and Curse of the Azure Bonds. When creating a character, players may determine the character's race (dwarf, elf, human or gnome), character class (cleric, fighter, magic-user or thief), and alignment. Various characteristics of the new character, such as strength and intelligence, are assigned a random value by the computer. There...

Kyrandia II: The Hand of Fate

Kyrandia II: The Hand of Fate

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 14, 1995

In the first part of this trilogy, Brandon, soon to be a king and only heir to the throne, determined to stop the evil jester Malcolm. Now, Kyrandia is disappearing. The high council found the cure for that - the anchor from the center of the world. When the young sorceress Zanthia comes to that anchor, she realizes it is not the answer. Her friend Marco is in possession of a giant hand, and it looks like that hand is responsible for the sabotage. Now, Zanthia must save Kyrandia before everything else vanishes without a trace. Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Kyrandia series....

Kyrandia II: The Hand of Fate

Kyrandia II: The Hand of Fate

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1995

In the first part of this trilogy, Brandon, soon to be a king and only heir to the throne, determined to stop the evil jester Malcolm. Now, Kyrandia is disappearing. The high council found the cure for that - the anchor from the center of the world. When the young sorceress Zanthia comes to that anchor, she realizes it is not the answer. Her friend Marco is in possession of a giant hand, and it looks like that hand is responsible for the sabotage. Now, Zanthia must save Kyrandia before everything else vanishes without a trace. Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Kyrandia series....

Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny

Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny

MS-DOS - Released - September 27, 1997

In her quest for power and revenge, the witch Scotia accidentally set into motion the revival of Belial, God of Evil. With her dying breath, Scotia gave her son Luther her mighty powers of shapeshifting, but through an error Luther received the powers in a damaged form: he cannot control when he changes or what he changes into. Things aren't easy for Luther: not only is he cursed with his mother's power, but the people of the Lands are understandably upset with Scotia and will attempt to take their frustration out on her son. With his mother's magic and a little help from the Draracle, an...

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

ScummVM - 1993

A Legend has been born.... Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos is a fantasy role playing adventure like no other. Scotia, the hideous hag wants it all... power..riches...land...THE WORLD! Can she be stopped? The truth stone must be found before her evil can be defeated. The sheer scale, superb art animation and incredible special effects will transport you through over thirty unique areas. As one of the seven characters that you can choose from, you will face over fifty intelligent and believable monsters in mortal combat. Fantasy and reality become one in lands where the only law is survival....

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

The Dark Army is on the move again, led by the evil sorceress Scotia. Her goal is obvious: To destroy Gladstone Keep and its inhabitant King Richard. Scotia herself has recently become more powerful after acquiring "the Mask" from the Urban Mines, gaining the ability to shape shift. She is virtually unstoppable and able to infiltrate Gladstone Keep, poisoning King Richard. If it were not for the intervention of Sorceress Dawn, this monarch would surely be dead. In order to find a cure for the King's secret, a band of heroes must set out on an adventure, and keep themselves alive from the Dark...

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1995

The Dark Army is on the move again, led by the evil sorceress Scotia. Her goal is obvious: to destroy Gladstone Keep and its ruler King Richard. Scotia herself has recently become more powerful after acquiring "the Mask" from the Urban Mines, gaining the ability to shape-shift. She is virtually unstoppable and able to infiltrate Gladstone Keep, poisoning King Richard. If it were not for the intervention of Sorceress Dawn, the monarch would surely be dead. In order to find a cure for the King's illness, a band of heroes must set out on an adventure, and keep themselves alive from the Dark Army...

The Legend of Kyrandia

The Legend of Kyrandia

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1993

The Legend of Kyrandia is the first in a trilogy of adventure games by Westwood. In this game the player controls Brandon, grandson of Kallak - a wizard of the realm of Kyrandia. Malcolm, a psychotic jester imprisoned in the past by Kallak, has broken free and wishes to take over the land as well as lay down his revenge. He turns Kallak into stone leaving him with only his eyes, so that Kallak is not denied his tears for Kyrandia's sake. This is where Brandon steps in; returning home shortly afterwards only to find that his grandfather has been turned into stone, Brandon is being told by a...

The Legend of Kyrandia

The Legend of Kyrandia

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1993

The Legend of Kyrandia is the first in a trilogy of adventure games by Westwood. In this game the player controls Brandon, grandson of Kallak - a wizard of the realm of Kyrandia. Malcolm, a psychotic jester imprisoned in the past by Kallak, has broken free and wishes to take over the land as well as lay down his revenge. He turns Kallak into stone leaving him with only his eyes, so that Kallak is not denied his tears for Kyrandia's sake. This is where Brandon steps in; returning home shortly afterwards only to find that his grandfather has been turned into stone, Brandon is being told by a...

The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3: Malcolm's Revenge

The Legend of Kyrandia: Book 3: Malcolm's Revenge

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

Everyone blamed the jester Malcolm for allegedly turning everyone to stone and killing the King and the Queen of Kyrandia. Their son Brandon eventually turned Malcolm himself into stone. However, a thunderbolt strikes the jester, liberating him from his predicament. Now it's his turn to tell the world his version of the truth, whether in his usual mischievous manner or by becoming a nicer person. Malcolm's Revenge is the third entry in the Legend of Kyrandia series and, like its predecessors, an adventure game focusing on inventory-based puzzles. The basic gameplay is similar to the...

The Legend of Kyrandia: Book One

The Legend of Kyrandia: Book One

MS-DOS - Released - May 1, 1992

The Legend of Kyrandia is the first in a trilogy of adventure games by Westwood. In this game the player controls Brandon, grandson of Kallak - a wizard of the realm of Kyrandia. Malcolm, a psychotic jester imprisoned in the past by Kallak, has broken free and wishes to take over the land as well as lay down his revenge. He turns Kallak into stone leaving him with only his eyes, so that Kallak is not denied his tears for Kyrandia's sake. This is where Brandon steps in; returning home shortly afterwards only to find that his grandfather has been turned into stone, Brandon is being told by a...

The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate

The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

In the first part of this trilogy, Brandon, soon to be a king and only heir to the throne, determined to stop the evil jester Malcolm. Now, Kyrandia is disappearing. The high council found the cure for that - the anchor from the center of the world. When the young sorceress Zanthia comes to that anchor, she realizes it is not the answer. Her friend Marco is in possession of a giant hand, and it looks like that hand is responsible for the sabotage. Now, Zanthia must save Kyrandia before everything else vanishes without a trace. Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Kyrandia series....

The Lion King

The Lion King

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

Young Simba just can't wait to be king. His father is the current King of the Savannah and the young prince is able to frolic the lands at will; jumping on and around other subjects of this animal kingdom. When Simba's father, King Mufasa, is killed and his evil brother Scar takes over the kingdom, Simba is banished from the lands of his birthright and has to grow up fast, honing his skills, for the day of his return. The Lion King, based on the famous Disney movie, is a platform game where you control Simba - initially as a young cub, and later as an adult lion. The plot of the game...

The Lion King

The Lion King

Sega Genesis - Released - December 8, 1994

The game is a side-scrolling platform game, with the controlled character having to leap, climb, run and descend from platform to platform. There is an exception during the level The Stampede, where Simba is running towards (or in the NES and Game Boy versions, running with the camera looking straight down on top of him) the camera dodging wildebeest and leaping over rocks. In most versions of the game two bars appear on the HUD. To the left is the roar meter, which must be fully charged for Simba's roar to be effective. To the right is the health bar which decreases when Simba is hurt. At...

The Lion King

The Lion King

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 8, 1994

You think you want to be King? Get real. You're starting life as Simba, the cub. To survive and grow into a powerful adult lion, you must perfect your savage pounce, reckless roar and master fighting with all four paws. If you survive the challenge, you'll grow into a strong, ferocious adult lion. So prepare to scrap with hyenas. Blast through an elephant graveyard. Battle an in-your-face stampede of trampling wildebeests. And you'd better quit hanging with slackers like Timon and Pumbaa, unless you want to be scarfing bugs the rest of your life! Are you sure you want to be King? Then it's...

Monopoly

Monopoly

Windows 3.X - Released - 1995

This is an adaptation of the Monopoly board game for computers, completely reproducing all aspects of gameplay. Player movements can be presented as 3D animations, but those can be optionally turned off for those who don't want to see animations. There can be up to 6 players at once, and it can be played over the Internet. Music is in MIDI format, with WAV sound effects. Roll dice, spin around the board, and don't forget to have fun as you pass GO!

Pac-Mania

Pac-Mania

Nintendo Entertainment System - Unlicensed - 1990

You know Pac-Man, that world famous yella-fella who's trying to gobble all the dots in the maze without getting nabbed by ghosts. Well, now you can play Pac-Man like never before - in spectacular 3-D! That's right, everything comes alive in Pac-Mania! The lovable ghosts glide through the air. Dots and energizer pellets hang in mid-air. And Pac-Man gets a new power: He can now jump up and over ghosts! You'll love the new challenging mazes. They come in so many mind-boggling shapes and colors, they'll turn you into a certified Pac-Maniac - going wild and crazy with more fun than ever!

Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat

Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat

Microsoft Xbox - 2002

Mara Rousseau, the fearless leader of the Pirates of Skull Cove, decided to settle down one day. She married Marcus de Leon, the governor of the Pirate Isles, and they had a daughter named Katarina. The governor always wanted to protect her from the dangers of a pirate's life - especially after her mother disappeared without a trace. But when the ruthless Captain Hawke begins to terrorize the islands with his gang, the Crimson Guard, Katarina realizes she must find a way to stop him at all costs. Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat is an action game consisting of two main modes: sailing and...

Sports Car GT

Sports Car GT

Windows - Released - April 1, 1999

Sports Car GT racing at it's best. Compete against world class drivers on a myriad of realistic courses from all over the world. Over 50 real cars to choose from including the Porsche 911, Callaway C7 and C12, BMW M3, Saleen Mustang, Panoz GTR1, McLaren F1 GTR, Mosler Raptor, Vector M12, Lister Storm, and the Mercedes CLK GTR. Blow past the competition and test the true limits of your driving skills.

Temple of Apshai Trilogy

Temple of Apshai Trilogy

Commodore Amiga - 1986

The Temple of Apshai followed the general idea of Dungeons and Dragons, with lots of monsters to meet in battle and treasure to be found. You can start from scratch, with your character given a random 1 to 18 for six basic attributes: Intelligence, intuition, ego, strength, constitution and dexterity, together with a number of silver pieces. You can enter a previously saved character from disc. Thankfully this interpretation has superior graphics attributes of a character from an earlier game. You can restore a previous game saved at any point within Apshai. Each realm has four levels....

Young Merlin

Young Merlin

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1993

Merlin. Long before King Arthur, before the legend spread, there was just the boy. A sorcerer in the rough whose powers would soon be tested. In the darkest recesses of the forest, where the elves and fairies gather, Merlin is lured into a world where magic lives. Entrusted with the fate of the Enchanted Lands, he must fight an evil as old as the ages. A Shadow King whose potent magic and freakish minions may be Merlin's undoing. So begins the struggle. Good against evil. Darkness against light. Spells will be cast. Demons must be conquered. Young Merlin. The legend begins.

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