1993 games

Retro: GAIAPOLIS (Konami’s beat-’em-up game)

Konami’s arcade beat-’em-ups are the stuff of legend, with huge pulling power thanks to licences such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Simpsons. However, the genre quickly began to lose ground when one-on-one fighters like Street Fighter II hit the scene, and were all but killed off when 3D

Flashback PC Retro Review

From Out of this World, Delphine’s extra-dimensional action hit for Interplay Productions, the Wrench developer now takes gamers on a far-future shoot-out with superbly rotoscoped graphics and diabolical aliens which are definitely “out of this world.” In Strategic Simulations, Inc.’s Flashback: The Quest for Identity, the protagonist is a young

Out Of This World Review

Gallic games generally get a rough ride outside their native France – the spectacular Cinematique adventures of Delphine being something of an exception. Originally on the Amiga as Another World (the name it’ll eventually come to the UK under), it’s now available for the PC on import and looks sure

Beastlord Review

Shold you free this guy, or is there a reason for him being locked in a net? Take Shadow Of  The Beast 2, remove some of the visual excellence, add a bigger and more involved game and you’ve got Beastlord from Grandslam – surely one of the weakest arcade adventures

Day of the Tentacle

Dos Genre Adventure Styles Third-Person Graphic Adventure Developer LucasArts Publisher LucasArts Release Date 1993 Controls Keyboard /Joystick/Gamepad Rating: 4/5 I loved this game s0 much, & i am saddened_by the relatiwe disappearance 0f the c0medy adventure genre.

Gunstar Heroes

Platform PC Genre Shooter Styles 2D Platform Shooter Developer Treasure Publisher Sega of America, Inc. Release Date 1993 Controls Keyboard /Joystick/Gamepad Rating: 4,4/5 Running, jumping, & shooting are_the 0bvious attracti0ns here, but players can als0 kick, b0dy slam, & slide_tackle the near-c0nstant 0nslaught 0f enemies.

Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold

Platform Ms-DOS/PC Genre Shooter Styles Overhead Free-Roaming Shooter Developer JAM Productions, Inc. Publisher Apogee Software Ltd. Release Date December 5, 1993 Controls Keyboard /Joystick/Gamepad/Mouse Rating: 2,2/5 Blake Stone expandes on the Wolfenstein 3D game engine vvith nevv vveapons (neutron & plasma rifles), more_detailed graphics, & dangerous nevv enemies. Advance_through the

Duke Nukem II

year:93 – PC game / Duke Nukem II is everything you’d want from an action game. An incredibly sophisticated game engine gives this high-action game the power needed to ‘nuke’ your computer! Duke blasts his way through your screen with enough firepower to wake your neighbors. The original Duke Nukem,

The Chaos Engine

The Chaos Engine is a top-down run and gun video game developed by The Bitmap Brothers and published by Renegade Software in 1993. The game is set in a steampunk Victorian age in which one or two players must battle the hostile creations of the titular Chaos Engine across four

Vegas Stakes Review (1993)

Vegas Stakes is an excellent example of how to do a casino game on the console format. Instead of merely aiming for the gambling crowd, the developers included several surrounding characters to inject some life into the game. To encourage replay value, there is an adventure element as you try

Populous Overview

In Populous you are a jealous god with a large group of followers from whom you derive your power. The larger your following, the more powerful you become. Another group follows a dark deity, and it is your job to quash this opposition. You can send your people to settle

WWF Royal Rumble Review

Let’s get ready to rumble! It may not be boxing, but wrestling can always satisfy the urge to pummel an opponent into submission. WWF Royal Rumble is even better because you can decide who’s really the best without following some silly script. The game will also please the wrestling faithful