Posts Tagged ‘rpg’

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.



Al-Qadim: The Genie’s Curse


Guest review by E_net4. I suppose he also wanted a share of the fame and untold riches this blog gives to its writers and about which Crazy couldn’t keep his mouth shut. Now I’ll probably be flooded with guest reviews. But hey, enjoy. Just so you know, I also play all those guest reviewed games just for the experience. Gotta play ’em all!

A side note: I’m just another internet commoner, I assume. I have played many oldies in the past and I looked forward to hearing more from Let’s Play Oldies. I haven’t played this game in the old times, but it was rather enjoyable to give it a try. Anyways, here’s my Live Space:

Al-Qadim: The Genie’s Curse is an action RPG developed by Cyberlore Studios and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc in 1994. It seems to be based on an Advanced Dungeons and Dragons campaign setting. Anyways, the story is focused on a young corsair in the world of Al-Qadim (think of the thousand and one nights kind of place).

The main menu is quite promising.

The main menu is quite promising.


2400 A.D.


2400 A.D. is a RPG published by Origin Systems (of Ultima fame) in 1987. The game is set in the year (quick! take a guess!) 2400 in the city Metropolis on the planet Nova Athens. Some 70 years earlier, the Tzorgs seemingly betrayed the humans and assaulted Nova Athens, presumably together with many other planets. Since then, they have left the planet but left control to a series of their robots, essentially enforcing a police state. You, a well-trained computer scientist, arrive on the planet with a batch of workers, only to stumble upon the diary of a resistance member, left there for you with the specific instructions to search for “Spider”.