Archive for August, 2012

Lode Runner Online: MMR – PC Game Review

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

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The 1994 sequel to Lode Runner, titled The Legend Returns, was already a worthy successor to the 8-bit classic. But Mad Monks’ Revenge from 1995 took all it offered and added more, proving to be the ultimate version of the Presage Software puzzle platformer.

Apple IIGS – Vintage System Review

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

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The Apple II was one of the first major successes in personal computing, and as a result Apple released several variants, culminating in the IIGS in 1986. Although soon phased out in favor of the Macintosh, the IIGS was a worthwhile machine for years. But is it still worth owning to a current collector of vintage computers? This is an overview of the history, hardware, and software of the IIGS from the perspective of a classic computer collector. How do the pros and cons stack up, and is it worth getting a IIGS over other, more popular 16-bit 80’s computers?

Microshaft Winblows 98 Review

Friday, August 17th, 2012

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Back in 1997, Microsoft was in some serious crap. Due to shady business practices and the government’s antitrust concerns, MS hate was all the rage. Enter Microshaft Winblows 98, a parody program meant to be a hilarious jab at the company and Bill Gates!

Jill of the Jungle DOS Game Review (tweaked!)

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

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I’ve updated this video a wee bit and re-uploaded it for posting on Retroware TV. Enjoy the slight update to an old review!

I’m in a video game! Well, my voice is.

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Well this is awesome. If you look under the changelog for the latest version of Gas Guzzlers Combat Carnage, you’ll see “Single Player/Common – Added voice-over inspired by Duke Nukem“. That would be me! Or, my voice.

A while back I did an LGR Plays video on Gas Guzzlers. I thought the game was awesome, very much like a 3D remake of Death Rally, the classic combat racing game from Remedy. As usual, I was doing my Duke Nukem impressions during the video and made a passing remark that Duke would make an awesome addition to the game, since it already had an Arnold impersonation. Well, Gamepires got in touch and said they’d pay me to do a Duke voiceover. So I did! And here it is, a few months later.

Download the 1.2 patch here (requires Gas Guzzlers game, of course). Just go into your profile and choose “Duke” from the list of characters. You’ll get to hear me shoot dudes up and/or get shot to crap and die. Hehehe, what a mess.

Life & Death – Apple IIGS Game Review

Friday, August 10th, 2012

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Put on your surgeon’s mask and gloves, it’s time to operate! Life & Death puts you in the shoes of an abdominal surgeon fresh out of med school. While the goal is to save lives, whether or not you want to play by the rules is up to you.

Lemmings – DOS PC Game Review

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

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Few games have been ported to as many systems and seen as many variants as DMA Design’s Lemmings. And it’s no wonder! There’s just something about trying to solve puzzles with suicidal rodents that’s incredibly satisfying.