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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.

Interstate ’82 (1999)

Interstate ’82

Activision, Inc.

Much like the original Interstate ’76, Interstate ’82 has you driving beefed up cars and blasting away the enemy with all the latest high tech weapons, just with 80’s cars instead of the 70’s monsters. However, this sequel is a more action packed title like the console version of Interstate ’76, Vigilante 8.

International Rugby Challenge (1993)

International Rugby Challenge

Domark Software, Inc.

The follow-up to Rugby: The World Cup. The game features more options than before, with an icon-driven menu system including different control choices and match lengths.

Controls are similar to the original game, but tackling is now harder and requires more precise player placement, and rucks and mauls are implemented. As before, the scrums involve joystick-waggling, and are crucial to advancing the ball. Conversions are taken from a separate 3D view.

Infestation (2000)


Ubi Soft Entertainment Software

In the game you drive an upgradeable buggy, an experimental vehicle, named ACAM. It can be transformed into six different shapes; you can turn it into an aircraft, or even a hovercraft. You have to shoot aliens with flashy weapons, collect resources such as Crystals, Energy Spheres and lost scientists. So you as single human hero must put evil aliens in their place and introduce them to his plasma cannon.