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Subwar 2050 (1993)

Subwar 2050

MicroProse Ltd.

The year is 2050. Ocean is the next frontier, and war inevitably reached there. As an independent mercenary working for a corporate conglomerate, you are to pilot the latest fighter subs to protect the corporate interests, and rewarded with cold hard cash. With 5 different theater of operations (of varying difficulty) and an interesting mix of aerial and submarine tactics, this game can be described as Strike Commander under the sea, without the narrative.

Timequest (1991)

Timequest

Legend Entertainment Company

Time Quest, written by Bob Bates (Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels and Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur) who served his apprenticeship at Infocom), is a text/graphical interactive fiction game. You have to travel through time and solve various problems in that time period to correct the time stream.

Silent Service (1985)

Silent Service

MicroProse Software, Inc.

You are now a member of the Silent Service, the US Navy Submarine command. For a long while after Pearl Harbor, you are the only forces capable of striking back at the Japanese in the Pacific. Take one of the “fleet boats” and go on extended patrols of up to 2 months from Hawaii, Australia, or New Zealand. Set your difficulty/realism level and time period (early means less tech for juicier targets, later means tougher escorts, more tech, lousier targets). Contend with factors like dud torpedoes, maximum depth, and more.

Raptor: Call of the Shadows (1994)

Raptor: Call of the Shadows

Apogee Software, Ltd.

Raptor is a vertically-scrolling shoot ‘em up. It features smooth scrolling VGA graphics, a variety of enemies on ground, air and sea, and an original soundtrack.

After completing each level you have the option of upgrading your ship with a powerful arsenal of weapons and goodies. Some weapons are effective on only ground or air targets, while some are on both. There are some really advanced weapons like the auto-track mini-gun which can effectively destroy almost any kind of targets without aiming the ship.

Trog! (1990)

Trog!

Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.

Long ago, back in the days of cavemen and dinosaurs, there was a land called Og. In this land, hungry one-eyed cavemen, called Trogs, loved the taste of eggs. However, two Dino-Mites, Spike and Bloop, were determined to rescue the eggs from certain doom!

The Perfect General (1991)

The Perfect General

Quantum Quality Productions

A simplified combat game that uses basic units with defined attributes and capabilities. Includes several scenarios (from simple to complex) with varied strategic and tactical options, allowing for virtually thousands of different games within each scenario. The computer will play either or both commanders.

System Shock (1994)

System Shock

Dro Soft, ORIGIN Systems, Inc.

2072; orbiting Saturn aboard TriOptimum Corporation’s Citadel space station. You awaken from a six-month healing coma with a broken memory and a newly-installed cybernetic interface to discover that most of the other occupants of the station are dead… or worse. The station’s self-sufficient AI, SHODAN (Sentient Hyper-Optimized Data Access Network) has assumed total control and seems hell-bent on destroying all human life. TriOptimum believes you are Citadel’s last hope. Can you save yourself and smash SHODAN’s evil plans?

Quest for Glory IV – Shadows of Darkness (1993)

Quest for Glory IV – Shadows of Darkness

Sierra On-Line, Inc.

Sierra’s fourth Quest For Glory game is a journey into the land of Mordavia, a Transylvania-like setting. Our Hero had just begun to enjoy his victory in Tarna, when a spell zapped him into parts unknown, without a weapon, items, or even a source of light. Life has never been quite so dangerous for our Hero. He’ll discover his quest soon enough; that is, if he lives!

Quest for Glory III – Wages of War (1992)

Quest for Glory III – Wages of War

Sierra On-Line, Inc.

The third game in Quest for Glory series is set in the Africa-like world of Tarna, where you travel with your new liontaur friends you have met in the second game. Shortly after your arrival, you learn about the conflict between the liontaurs and the neighbor Simbani village, populated by the leopardmen. It is now time for our hero to become a skillful diplomat and to prevent an upcoming war between the two nations.

Quest for Glory I – So You Want To Be A Hero (1992)

Quest for Glory I – So You Want To Be A Hero

Sierra On-Line, Inc.

One of Sierra’s classic VGA remakes, “Quest for Glory” is a 256-color version of the RPG adventure Hero’s Quest with a brand new interface.

It looks like the quiet, fairy-tale-like town of Spielburg could use a hero! The governor’s daughter is missing, there is a gang of dangerous robbers who have their camp somewhere near the town, and the witch Baba Yaga is up to some mischief. You, a lonely adventurer, agree to take the job and to help the people of Spielburg.

This remake features VGA graphics (most of the locations and character graphics were completely re-done), and a new, icon-based interface (instead of the text input in the original). You select dialogue choices from a dialogue menu, instead of typing conversation topics by yourself. Combat engine and some dialogues were also re-made.