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Falcon 3.0 (1991)

Falcon 3.0

Spectrum Holobyte, Inc.

Another update of the hardcore simulation Falcon from Spectrum Holobyte with everything that fans of the game expect, while taking advantage of the latest computer technology. Better missions in this version, as well as being able to fly in an 8-plane force, which you can do while linked to another computer, either by dialup modem or the ever loveable null-modem!

F-16 Combat Pilot (1989)

F-16 Combat Pilot

Electronic Arts, Inc.

True to the aircraft’s flexibility, you pilot the F-16 in assignments as diverse as dogfights, bombing raids or reconnaissance missions. It is up to you to plan your flight route by setting waypoints on the tactical map prior to take-off; you can also (but need not) select the armament of your plane. When you have accumulated enough flight experience, you may command entire squadrons in the fictional Operation Conquest campaign, a simple simulation of an entire war theater that already hinted at what would later become DI’s Virtual Battlefield.

F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0 (1991)

F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0

MicroProse Software, Inc.

The sequel to F-19 Stealth Fighter – take America’s premiere stealth fighter out for a spin in several battle areas, including the Persian Gulf, Cuba, and even Vietnam. There are various scenarios for each, with air-to-air or ground missions, in “cold war” and full-scale war situations. Players can build up their pilot ranks through completed missions and medals.

Escape from Hell (1990)

Escape from Hell

Electronic Arts, Inc.

You’ve died and been sent to hell – you don’t want to stay here! You must do your best to escape the lapping fires that plague your mind – and meet some of the most evil human beings and creatures you’ll ever see.

EGA Trek (1992)

EGA Trek

Sofsource, Inc.

This is a 16-color DOS PC shareware clone of the classic “Star Trek” game of 1970’s mainframes. However since Star Trek is a license, several names have been changed to avoid infringing the copyright, but the gameplay remains intact.

The game itself is simple. Each sector of the universe is an 8×8 grid containing planets, starbases, friendly or enemy starships and suns. Within this sector you can navigate to any point on the grid with impulse engines, or venture to a new sector using Warp engines. Your ship is equipped with lasers and torpedos to help defend yourself, and scanners to assess the nearby threats and nearby sectors. Additionally you’ll need to find starbases for quick repairs and to resupply and may also discover new and unusual planets to beam down and explore. A nice touch to EGA Trek over all other clones is a “viewscreen” window which provides a crude graphic view of nearby objects.

EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus (1991)

EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus

Sierra On-Line, Inc.

EcoQuest 1 is an ecologically-oriented adventure game targeted to young players. You play Adam, a 12 year old fully qualified SCUBA diver.

Your job is to find Cetus, the whale king of Eluria with the help of your friend Delphineus, a dolphin that Adam and his ecologist father rescued from an abandoned fish net.

Ecco the Dolphin (1995)

Ecco the Dolphin

SEGA Corporation

Travel through time along with Ecco the dolphin, in the only game that could call itself a “dolphin simulator”. Indeed, you can do pretty much everything a typical dolphin does, including eating fish, surfacing in order to breathe, using your biological sonar and of course, jumping out of the water to amaze your friends.

Earl Weaver Baseball (1987)

Earl Weaver Baseball

Electronic Arts, Inc.

A game with teams of era’s like with Babe Ruth and Willie Mays. A game very up to date game for it’s time. Camera angles and TV style presentations.

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty (1992)

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty

Virgin Games, Inc.

The planet Arrakis (also known as Dune for it’s sandy landscape) is the only place in the known universe where the Spice Melange can be found. The Spice is very important, being the basis of interstellar travel and thus the standard of the Imperial economy. To increase productivity, The Padishah Emperor has invited three powerful Houses (Harkonnen, Atreides and Ordos) to compete against one another economically and bring up spice production. Competition between these houses will begin peacefully but soon turn to conflict involving weaponry, troops and spies. At the same time, the planet itself is hostile, with dangerous sandworms that inhabit the spicefields.

Dune 2000 (1998)

Dune 2000

Westwood Studios, Inc.

Dune 2000 is a remake of the classic Dune II updated for Windows. In this Real-Time Strategy game, you can play one of the three houses, the evil Harkonnen, the greed filled Ordos or the noble Atreides. Each has different sets of units and tactics while maintaining an overall balance.