Archive for the ‘Score: 5’ Category

Adventure

12/12/2009

Hello people! Sorry for dropping out on you. University has started again and it’s eating a lot of my time. I’m not promising to get up to schedule just yet, but perhaps clearing a few games will get me in the mood again. Let’s go.

Adventure (AKA Colossal Cave Adventure) is the famous first interactive fiction game ever written. Due to the game being open sourced from the start (although it predates the current understanding of the term “open source”), there are many versions of it to be found. The version I have is the rather uncommon 551 points version, classified by Rick Adams as Adventure 6. Different versions come with somewhat different puzzles and because I really, really suck at solving puzzles (and because there seems to be no walkthrough available for this version anywhere) I will review Graham Nelson’s Z-code port of the well-known Woods’ 350 points version. I choose this version because it comes with Twisty on the Android platform – nothing more fun than playing IF on your cell phone when on the train.

At End Of Road
You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building. Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out of the building and down a gully.


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Air Force Commander

10/09/2009

Air Force Commander is a 1992 real-time strategy game by Impressions set in the Middle-East. It’s not a full-out war simulation though. As the title kind of gives away, you only control the Air Force.

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3D World Boxing

31/07/2009

3D World Boxing is a boxing game by Simulmondo, apparently an Italian game creator. The game was released in 1995 1992 (I believe now).

Yes, the default option is 0 players.

Yes, the default option is 0 players.

It looks rather pretty with shiny EGA VGA (thanks Nameless One) graphics and beautiful sprites. Inbetween matches there are cutscenes of a reporter discussing the fight or your trainer talking to you. It looks pretty but there’s no real point to it. There is also some MIDI music in the background which actually is rather annoying. No further sounds than that though. There’s also no 3D going on, except there’s a bit of depth to the boxing ring perhaps. I suppose it was the time when 3D had that nice ring to it. (more…)