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Thexder (1987)

Thexder

Sierra On-Line, Inc.

A platform shooter from Japan, Thexder offers many levels and diverse enemies that gradually increase in difficulty. You pilot a Battletech-style robot capable of switching from a ‘mech into a jet at any time. Your weapon auto-aims, but uses up a fixed amount of rechargable energy; if you run out of this energy, you’ll have to wait a few seconds before you can fire again. Your ‘mech also contains a shield that can be activated to protect you from harm, but this lasts for a few seconds and uses up some of your life energy.

Oh No! More Lemmings (1991)

Oh No! More Lemmings

Psygnosis Limited

Although a standalone game, Oh No! More Lemmings is basically an add-on to Lemmings. The game features 100 new levels, and all new graphics and music.

Stunts (1990)

Stunts

Brøderbund Software, Inc.

One of the classic 3D car racing simulations. A variety of cars and opponents to choose from. The game provided unusual stunt objects including loops, corkscrews and jumps. You can watch your race in instant replay from different camera angles. A track editor is included as well.

Tiny Skweeks (1992)

Tiny Skweeks

Loriciels

This puzzle game has 101 levels, in which you have to guide a varying number of Brainies of four different colors onto a spot that matches their color. You control a cross-hair, and press fire while over a Brainy to take or give up control of its motion. Running out of time costs you a life.

Star Legions (1992)

Star Legions

Mindcraft Software, Inc.

Star Legions is the third installment in the Star Fleet gaming universe. Star Legions is much narrower in focus than its predecessors, though; you are charged with managing the planetary invasion forces of the Krellan Empire against the “evil” (good?) United Galactic Alliance. The result is a bit like playing Empire in a sci-fi environment.

Sid Meier’s Civilization (1991)

Sid Meier’s Civilization

MicroProse Software, Inc.

Civilization has the widest scope of any strategy game of its time. You are a leader of a nation. You begin in the Stone Age, and complete the game in the XXIth century (unless your civilization gets destroyed earlier). Your eventual goal is to become the dominant civilization in the world, either by wiping out everybody else, or being the first to get a space ship to Alpha Centauri.

Sensible World of Soccer ’96/’97 (1996)

Sensible World of Soccer ’96/’97

Renegade Software

SWOS is a top down football/management game, with either quick game or 20-year career player-manager options. The games are set to last 3 minutes, but the 20-year career can suck in your entire life for a few months. The graphics are kept very small so the player can orientate themselves on the pitch without need for a radar. The controls are simple, easy to get used to and very effective. In the full career mode you can jump from club-to-club buying any of the game’s 29000+ players, as well as play around with team tactics.

Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (1991)

Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers

Sierra On-Line, Inc.

Following his humorous adventures in Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon, Roger Wilco is relaxing at his favorite pub somewhere in time and space when heavily armed soldiers enter the room. Carrying a parting message from Roger’s old nemesis, Sludge Vohaul, they plan to get rid of the janitorial hero, execution style. That is until a man with an over-sized hair dryer helps Roger escape through a time rip into the future.. Now Roger Wilco has woken up on his home planet, sometime in Space Quest XII. The series has gone to ruin without it’s hero, Vohaul rules all.. Roger must quickly hotwire a time pod and undo Vohaul’s plot. The most logical way to do this is to run amok through past, future and the end of the universe, having a few laughs along the way. If there’s a few spare moments, he might swing by the galaxy’s biggest mall, charm his ex-girlfriend whom he knows nothing about and provoke some brawly monochrome bikers living in the original graphics of Space Quest I.

The Ultimate DOOM (1995)

The Ultimate DOOM

GT Interactive Software Corp.

Demons from Hell have overrun the planet, and you are the brave space marine who is forced to defeat them and send them back to where they came from.

Ultimate DOOM is a full copy of DOOM with an additional fourth episode, titled Thy Flesh Consumed, which offers nine levels of more demon-slaying and bigger challenges.

The Incredible Machine 2 (1994)

The Incredible Machine 2

Sierra On-Line, Inc.

This game involves puzzle solving, while creating wacky machines. Each level of the game contains a machine designed to do a specific task. The only problem is, there are parts missing, and it is your job to figure out where to put what in order to get the machine to work. The game features many wacky machine parts, including cats, super balls, lava lamps, flashlights, can openers, monkeys on treadmills, and many more wacky parts to get your machine working. The game also comes with an editor to let you design your own unique machines from scratch. These can either be for fun, or you can set it so that the person playing has to fill in the missing parts, just like in the campaign.