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Jordan vs. Bird: One-on-One (1988)

Jordan vs. Bird: One-on-One

Electronic Arts, Inc.

Two of the greatest icons on the Golden Age of the NBA match up in this game. In one side, the spectacular dunks of Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls, on the other, Larry Bird’s incredible accuracy from the outside.

Jones in the Fast Lane (1991)

Jones in the Fast Lane

Sierra On-Line, Inc.

Jones in the Fast Lane is a simulation of a person’s life, presented as a turn-based strategy game. You can play by yourself, or compete with other human players or the computer-controlled Jones. At the beginning of the game you determine what your goals are, in four categories – Money, Happiness, Education and Career: the higher your goals, the longer the game.

John Saul’s Blackstone Chronicles: An Adventure in Terror (1998)

John Saul’s Blackstone Chronicles: An Adventure in Terror

Mindscape, Inc.

It is just a few days before the town of Blackstone’s landmark mental hospital is opened as a Museum of Psychiatric History. The restoration efforts of the Blackstone Historical Society have reawakened the evil that dwells within the old building. As Oliver Metcalf, the son of the hospital’s last superintendent, you have been trapped inside the walls of the Blackstone Asylum. You are compelled to explore its haunted halls, discovering its secrets and solving its mysteries. Yet your only clues to the Asylum’s past are locked in the minds of its ghostly inhabitants.

John Madden Football II (1991)

John Madden Football II

Electronic Arts, Inc.

Follow-up to John Madden Football, JMF II improves upon the classic with decent VGA graphics, ADLIB music, and overall much nicer presentation. Still, a decent-sized playbook, competent AI, and fluid controls make this worth a look for all fans of American football. And true to the game’s pedigree, John Madden himself provides witty commentary throughout the games. The console version of the game was somehow much more famous than this PC version.

John Madden Football (1989)

John Madden Football

Electronic Arts, Inc.

Old american football simulation co-designed by famous sportscaster John Madden. The first game in EA’s long-running Madden series. Different versions of this game have been available on almost every platform – with the Mega Drive version being the most famous of them all. The game concentrates more on tactics than pure action.

Jim Henson’s Muppet Adventure No. 1: Chaos at the Carnival (1989)

Jim Henson’s Muppet Adventure No. 1: Chaos at the Carnival

Hi-Tech Expressions, Inc.

Miss Piggy has been “pignapped” by the sinister Dr. Grump; her Muppet friends come to the rescue. Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie and three other characters from the children’s TV show dash into Grump’s mysterious fun fair in search for their pink companion. They must brave five rides in succession in order to take on the Grumpasaurus in the final carnival confrontation.

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 (1998)

Jazz Jackrabbit 2

Gathering, Project Two Interactive BV

In this sequel to Jazz Jackrabbit, you have 4 different worlds to finish all featuring eight-layer smooth parallax scrolling in up to 640×480 high resolution VGA modes. Different from the existing worlds you can make and play your own levels by using Jazz Creation Station (3-level shareware version is also included within the game!).

Jazz Jackrabbit (1994)

Jazz Jackrabbit

Epic MegaGames, Inc.

Jazz Jackrabbit is the PC world’s answer to Sonic the Hedgehog. In this platform game, Jazz must rescue the beloved rabbit princess, Eva Earlong, and defeat the leader of the turtle terrorists, Devan Shell. Epic released what turned out to be a fairly good, high paced game for its time.

Isle of the Dead (1993)

Isle of the Dead

Merit Software

Isle of the Dead is a mixture between a 1st Person Shooter and a Classic Point&Click Adventure. While walking through a level ind 1st Person Shooter mode you can examine certain areas closer and the game switches to adventure mode. The shooter part’s 3D Engine is on Wolfenstein 3-D level. The Story (from the box): You’re a passenger on a South Pacific island-hopping adventure. Crashing on the beach of a jungle island, you are the sole survivor lost in paradise… or is it? You must hunt for survival items, weapons and a way to get off the island. Be prepared to do a lot of blasting, hacking and slashing… or die! Hideous zombies, vicious wolves and other horror await you if you dare!

Iron Cross (1994)

Iron Cross

New World Computing, Inc.

Iron Cross is a real time/turn based hybrid wargame placed in the France of WW2. You create a character and then go at it in 1 one of 12 pre-made scenarios from either side. Depending on your prowess you’ll be promoted or demoted with the consequential increase or decrease of units available to command.