Tag: DOS

Populous – A brilliant Strategy game reviewed by DarkwyndPT

Well, it isn’t too hard to figure out which Bullfrog game I’ll start reviewing for this retrospective. And it’s only fair that I start with Bullfrog’s first and possibly biggest success ever: Populous. Populous is a managerial/strategy game developed by Bullfrog and published by Electronic Arts. It was originally released […]

Antstream – A retro game streaming subscription service is a Kickstarter success

Great news if you were supporting the Antstream Kickstarter; a crowd funding campaign for a retro gaming based streaming service. As we’ve recently been informed through our twitter feed, that not only is it a Kickstarter success but the pledges are still increasing and it’s now beyond £50,000! For those […]

Who Framed Roger Rabbit DOS review by DarkwyndPT

Well, it’s Easter again and to celebrate this holiday, we’re going to take a look at an adaptation of perhaps the best live-action and cartoon crossover movie ever made (that also features a rabbit BTW). We’re talking about Who Framed Roger Rabbit! – Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an action […]

Batman: The Caped Crusader DOS review by DarkwyndPT

I’m taking advantage of this opportunity to review a DC Comics licensed game (since I’ve already reviewed Marvel games). And I’m reviewing the first game ever to be released on the PC of my favourite DC superhero: Batman. Batman: The Caped Crusader is an action-adventure game developed by Special FX […]

WWF WrestleMania – The latest DOS review by DarkwyndPT

Any wrestling fan out there (even filthy casuals like me) knows that the upcoming weekend is WrestleMania, definitely the most famous wrestling event in the world. And to celebrate such occasion, let’s look at one of the first wrestling games ever made for the PC, WWF WrestleMania (not to be […]

OpenTTD 1.9.0 RC2 – Open Source Transport Tycoon Deluxe gets a new release candidate

OpenTTD is one of the most popular open source releases on our site, and that comes as no surprise to us as it’s a constantly updated open source version of Microprose’s hit game Transport Tycoon Deluxe. A game that’s so addictive you’ll be spending hours developing your very own transport […]

SpeedBall – Classic The Bitmap Brothers Sports brawler reviewed by DarkwyndPT

One of the most famous developer studios from the late 80s and early 90s was The Bitmap Brothers. If you had a Commodore Amiga, you know what I’m talking about. The Bitmap Brothers is one of those studios that started small but valued quality over quantity which resulted in fantastic […]

Space Quest II review – A classic Sci-fi adventure reviewed by DarkwyndPT

So, the new MCU movie, Captain Marvel, is on cinemas right now and as far as I remember, Carol Danvers isn’t in any video game whatsoever, so I decided to just review a classic sci-fi game set in space. And why not Space Quest II? Space Quest II: Chapter II […]

Quarantine – Driving simulation and FPS action from 1994, a DarkwyndPT review!

Everybody knows that one of the most influential videogames ever to be released for the PC was Doom. So much so that shortly afterwards a bunch of games with very similar gameplay and graphical engines were released, which became known as “Doom clones”. I’ve already reviewed one of these clones […]

Blackthorne – DarkwyndPT takes a look at a very good classic action game!

Well, like I promised last time, today’s review is from a GOOD action PC game and it’s also one of the first games produced by a famous game developer. I’m talking about Blackthorne. Blackthorne (AKA Blackhawk in Europe) is an action/platform game developed by Blizzard and published by Interplay. It […]

Conquered Kingdoms

 Getting ready to capture a castle Finally, I present a genuine PC gaming classic… Conquered Kingdoms is a turn-based strategy game released by QQP in 1992.  The game followed QQP’s other successful turn-based games like The Perfect General and The Lost Admiral by offering innovative, extremely enjoyable gameplay, solid AI and basic, functional graphics. This game was clearly influenced […]

Test Drive III: The Passion

View of the California coast   Test Drive III: The Passion  is a driving game released by Accolade in 1990.  It’s a sequel to of 1989’s  Test Drive II: The Duel and it generally follows the standard Test Drive formula of driving exotic cars and fleeing from the police, except instead of 2D sprites the action […]

F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0

Over the USS America, Libyan Theater Bombing the Presidential palace in Baghdad F-117A Stealth Fighter 2.0 is a combat flight sim released by Microprose in 1991.  It’s an “upgrade” of sorts of 1988’s popular F-19 Stealth Fighter game, which was the first flight sim to tackle the mysterious stealth fighter.   F-19 was released before anyone outside […]