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Magic Carpet (1994)

Magic Carpet

Electronic Arts, Inc.

Magic Carpet is a first-person perspective game, in which you are a mage who flies on a, well, magic carpet and casts spells. The game has 50 levels, called “worlds”; each of those is set in a sea terrain with several mountainous islands. Your goal on each level is to amass enough mana within your castle to “restore the equilibrium” within the world. Once this happens, you can head to the next level.

Mag-Racer (1997)

Mag-Racer

Infinite Dreams Software (UK) Ltd

The Mean And Green-Racers are part of an alien race called the Pod-People. When their home planet Pod was destroyed in a cataclysmic explosion of the Pod solar system, they began a voyage to find a new planet. After years they stranded on planet Earth in an abandoned toy-shop. Here they set about to do what they were born to do – To race.

Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold (1994)

Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold

American Laser Games, Inc.

The sequel to American Laser Game’s original Mad Dog McCree, with pretty much the same gameplay and motion capture graphics. This PC conversion seems to have been tweaked a bit to be more stable than the original Mad Dog. There’s also somewhat limited replay value as you can choose from 3 different guides for 3 different routes through the game.

M1 Tank Platoon (1989)

M1 Tank Platoon

MicroProse Software, Inc.

A very encompassing game that allowed players to issue orders to Tanks, AA units, Aircraft, Artillery and Infantry in a campaign against Warsaw Pact units in Europe, while specifically controlling a platoon of 4 M1 tanks. The player could jump into the position of the driver, gunner or commander of any of the tanks to view the world from a 1st person perspective, or work from a tactical map to command all his forces. Characters in the M1 platoon actually increased in skill as they survived battles.

Lost in Time (1993)

Lost in Time

Sierra On-Line, Inc.

Lost in Time is a computer adventure game developed and published by Coktel Vision in 1993. It was promoted as being “The first Interactive Adventure Film using Full Motion Video Technology” and contained four graphical elements: full motion video, hand painted and digitized backgrounds and 3D decor.

In 1992, a woman exploring a shipwreck has mysteriously been transported back in time to 1840 when the ship was still intact, she has no choice but to explore. Her sleuthing leads to revelations about her past.

Lollypop (1994)

Lollypop

Softgold Computerspiele GmbH

Sweet she is and sweets she wants. Young Lolly wakes up and has an incredibly appetite for candy. For chocolate, and for caramel and gingerbread, and for cookies and crisps and marshmallows and lemonade and bubblegum and jelly bears and ice and cream and sugar frosted chocolate bombs. All right, we’ve all had such moments. But Lolly is a doll. Animated by a stroke of lightning, she suddenly has life, a sweet tooth and a quest: Onward to the land where candy grows and the refrigerators never run out!

Links: The Challenge of Golf (1990)

Links: The Challenge of Golf

Access Software, Inc.

Links redefined what golf on the PC should look and play like; it migrated golf from a sports game to a simulation. Good use of VGA’s 256 colors made for a realistic course with trees, water, sandtraps, and the fairway. The addition of ball physics, mulligans, changing the lie of the ball, real digitized environmental sounds (even through the PC speaker), and the ability to view a replay (even from multiple angles) gave PC golf games a new echelon of quality to match.

Lemmings Paintball (1995)

Lemmings Paintball

Psygnosis Limited

This is a Lemmings game, but one that’s not in a side-scrolling perspective like the early ones. You have to splatter your enemies with paintballs from your paintgun. The number of Lemmings you control can change throughout the game, although the number is usually more than one in the higher levels.

Lemmings 2: The Tribes (1993)

Lemmings 2: The Tribes

Psygnosis Limited

The sequel to one of the most famous games ever now has a much more significant plot. The Lemmings have split into 12 distinct tribes, each of which has their own landscape and their own cultural identity – they include Egyptian, Circus and Highland. However, Lemming Island is now in danger, and you must complete 10 levels for each tribe in order for them to reunite and reassemble the Talisman from the 12 pieces.

Lemmings (1991)

Lemmings

Psygnosis Limited

Your task is to rescue the Lemmings across 120 levels of fast-paced puzzling. These creatures simply walk blindly through the world in the hope of reaching safety at the end of the level – unfortunately these levels include steep drops, gaps in the ground, barriers and rivers amongst other hazards.