Tag: REVIEW

UFO: Enemy Unknown – A brilliant Strategy game reviewed by Cola Powered Gamer

When someone asks you what is the best turn-based strategy game, you can confidently say UFO: Enemy Unknown. UFO: Enemy Unknown (or X-COM: UFO Defense as it was known in North America), released in 1994, and developed Mythos Games and published by MicroProse. UFO: Enemy Unknown was originally planned as […]

Theme Park – One of the best theme park strategy games gets a DarkwyndPT review!

Now, we’re just upping the ante, aren’t we? Still, it’s impossible to make a Bullfrog retrospective without mentioning another critical and commercial successful title, which is perhaps their most colourful game that also begun its own influential series. I’m talking about Theme Park. Theme Park is a managerial strategy game […]

King’s Quest – The first graphic adventure ever made for the PC and Sierra’s first big hit reviewed!

We can’t make a Sierra games retrospective without beginning with the first graphic adventure ever made for the PC and Sierra’s first big hit: King’s Quest: Quest for the Crown. As I mentioned in my Sierra historical retrospective, IBM needed a game to promote their new computer, the PCjr, and […]

Target Renegade – A classic 8-bit game gets a BIG ZX Spectrum review by Florinthedwarf!

I haven’t seen slacks like that since MC Hammer. Oh lordy. Mr Rene Gade is back and this time he’s brought the option of having two players simultaneously kicking the crap out of people at the same time. Could things get better? Well, yes they can as it turns out […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Age of Heroes – A full C64 review by Hayesmaker of Psystronik’s latest release!

An evil wraith has appeared and is sending its legion of the damned across the frozen wastes, mountains and sacred temples, and only you can stop them.  As descendants of the warriors of light, you must travel to the East and end the wraith and his legions for good.  The […]

Pinball Dreams on the Amstrad CPC – An EXCLUSIVE First Look!

Released originally in 1992 on the Amiga, Pinball Dreams, the game which claimed to be a ‘real pinball simulator’ became somewhat of a fan-favourite and cult classic. Released on many different system over the years including the likes of the Super Nintendo, the Amstrad CPC never saw a port as […]

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 […]

Double Review – Retro Gaming Books The A to Z of Amstrad CPC Games Vol 1 & Retro Tech

It’s always nice to kick back sometimes with several printed pages of interesting subjects. Away from the glare of the screen and the noise of the blasters but still wanting to keep that retro gaming fix in the blood. Well there is a plethora of video gaming books out there, […]

Manhunter: New York – A classic Adventure game reviewed by DarkwyndPT

For those who had the privilege to experience videogames during the 80s and 90s (like yours truly), you probably noticed that the period between the late 80s and early 90s was probably the most prolific in terms of novelties. Basically, developers back then (but especially during that specific period) threw […]