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Hi-Octane (1995)


Electronic Arts, Inc.

A futuristic racing game with hover cars, in the same line as Wipeout, using a modified version of the Magic Carpet 2 engine.

Gameplay takes a straightforward approach, with the directional keys controlling the steering and throttle, and three keys to fire the minigun, missiles or charge the booster. While the minigun has unlimited ammo, both fuel, armour and missiles must be replenished by passing through some marked areas or picking up powerups in the track or by left destroyed opponents. While the vehicles float on the track they are still influenced by the ground material: they slow down on dirt and even more on water. Each track has a number of shortcuts or alternate routes that offer powerups, and some tracks feature gates and ramps that open or close randomly.

Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest (1995)

Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest

New World Computing, Inc.

Heroes of Might and Magic is a turn-based strategy game in which you play as on of four different heroes: the warlock, sorceress, barbarian, or knight. You must build up your castle by adding different locations to earn different units to strengthen your army with. Units include dragons, cyclopes, phoenixes, paladins, and many more. Your goal is, of course, to destroy you opponents, but this isn’t the whole game by a long shot.

Heart Of China (1991)

Heart Of China

Sierra On-Line, Inc.

This romantic adventure is somewhat reminiscent of films such as “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. Guide former WWI ace Jake Masters through 1930s Asia as he attempts to rescue the beautiful Kate Lomax, the kidnapped daughter of a ruthless American land baron. The game uses a point and click system for interaction and object manipulation. The storyline twists and turns throughout the game’s 72-hour timespan, and many puzzles have multiple solutions. There are also optional short arcade sequences.

Hare Raising Havoc (1991)

Hare Raising Havoc

Walt Disney Computer Software, Inc.

You need to help Roger Rabbit get out of each room he is stuck in so he can capture Baby Herman before Mommy returns home. You will want to try using everything around Roger. Make him pull, push, kick, slide, and jump on objects to see if they’ll help him escape. A timer appears on the screen to show how much time Roger has left.

HardBall III (1992)

HardBall III

Accolade, Inc.

The third game in the Hardball baseball series. This revision features 256 colour VGA graphics, and announcer Al Michaels provides running commentary while you play.

HardBall II (1989)

HardBall II

Accolade, Inc.

The sequel to the pioneering Accolade baseball game with many new features, including better graphics and animation and authentic major league ballparks.

Gunship 2000 (1991)

Gunship 2000

MicroProse Software, Inc.

Take the Apache, the new Longbow Apache, The Blackhawk, Commanche Scout, Commanche Gunship, or the MD-500 Defender on campaigns or missions. Updated graphics engine has much more detailed terrain variation with true valleys/hills and even train tunnels that you can fly through. When you are promoted to a sufficient rank you can take along multiple helicopters to accomplish your objectives. The dynamic campaign generates new missions based on multiple maps. Attack, defend, sweep, scout, rescue, drop… Lots of missions to keep you busy. Crew learn and grow in experience as they survive and succeed. A full mission recorder allows you to view EVERY member of your team as they fight or die. Plenty of weapons are available for your side from the latest Hellfire missiles and Sidearm anti-radar missiles to the old fashioned chain gun and gun pods are available for your use. The enemy can be well armed as well, from deadly 2S6 gun/missile combo to old-fashion ZSU-23, even the occasional MiGs.

Gunship (1986)


MicroProse Software, Inc.

Gunship depicts the Western world’s finest attack helicopter: The AH-64A Apache. This simulation recreates the weapons, flight systems, and performance of the real machine. You control an arsenal that includes laser-guided Hellfire missles, a 30mm cannon controlled by helmet gunsights, clusters of bombardment rockets—even air-to-air missles for duels with enemy helicopters.

Grand Theft Auto (1997)

Grand Theft Auto

ASC Games

In Grand Theft Auto, the player takes the role of a small-time criminal trying to make it big with the mob. Stealing cars, doing jobs for the gangsters and behaving generally anti-social are the way to success.

Golden Axe (1990)

Golden Axe

SEGA of America, Inc.

Sega’s classic arcade beat-‘em-up game, Golden Axe puts in the shoes of one of three heroes, each with his own reason for trying to overthrow the evil rule of Death-Adder, who – along with his forces of darkness – kidnapped and imprisoned the King and his daughter and stole the legendary Golden Axe.