Archive for the ‘Score: 3’ Category

Alternate Reality: The City


Alternate Reality: The City is a 1985 RPG game by Philip Price and published by Datasoft. The game is the first in a planned series of games under the Alternate Reality name, however, only two were released: The City and The Dungeon.



Alien Syndrome


Another one of those games with “Alien” at the start of the title. Yay. Let’s see… Alien Syndrome is the oldest of the bunch, being originally released in 1987 as an arcade game and ported to various platforms and eventually also to DOS. It was developed by Sega (we all know those, don’t we), and the best part of the game is probably its catchphrase: “lurking about are the hideous creatures from outer space”.

Okay, perhaps the catchphrase comes second to the splash screen image


ALF World of Words


Oh Lord. Get me out of here. Oh God oh God oh God.

An educational game.

And sadly not an adult/educational game. (I’m so subtle with showing off what I like, am I not?)

Oh well. Have to do this I guess, there will be worse things along the way. Take a deep breath for…

ALF World of Words! Released in 1988 in an attempt to make an alien teach kids some English. Sure, makes perfect sense.

Ha. Ha. Ha.

Ha. Ha. Ha.


Airlift Rescue


Airlift Rescue is a 1995 freeware remake of Choplifter, coded by David Fleming.


That’s almost all there is to say about it, really. If you don’t know Choplifter, it’s very easy. 64 people are being held hostage by someone non-USA. You have to rescue them with your helicopter. You shoot tanks, planes and, err, alienthings trying to kill you, you pick up the hostages and you drop them at the embassy. No score is being awarded for shooting enemies, only for rescuing the hostages. (more…)

Adventure Writer


For those following the list, I’ve skipped War of the Lance and Adventure for now because I need considerably more time to work through them. Because I don’t want to keep postponing them there might be a few days without posts in the following weeks, depending on how my days work out. We’ll see.

Adventure Writer is an interactive fiction authoring tool written by Graeme Yeandle and released in 1983. It is better known as The Quill. The version I have absolutely refuses to work. However, read on…

That's as far as it goes

That's as far as it goes


10th Frame Bowling


In case you’re wondering why I went from games starting with “3D” to 007 to 10th Frame Bowling, which doesn’t seem all that alphabetical… Well, Windows sorts numbered files by full number. 3 < 7 < 10, etc. It’s a slight deviation from the list, but I’m sure you can handle it.

Now, bowling. 10th Frame Bowling was created by Access Software and released in 1987. I’m not really a bowling fan and I’m definitely not a computer bowling fan. Computer bowling is even more boring than badly executed computer boxing. It’s all reduced to: pick an angle, hit space bar at correct time to select speed, hit space bar at correct time to select spin. The very definition of lame. Mind you, this might be about the best you can do with a computer to simulate bowling. It’s not quite my cup of tea though.