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Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind

Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind

Author: Adam - Published: 15 June 2024, 7:03 pm

Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind is a platformer created by Accolade for the SNES and SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis, released in 1993.

The game features the adventures of Bubsy, a bobcat with a penchant for yarn balls.

The game’s title is a playful nod to the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In Bubsy, players take control of the titular character, who must defend Earth’s supply of yarn balls from alien invaders known as “Woolies.” These mischievous extraterrestrials have their eyes set on stealing the precious yarn balls, and it’s up to Bubsy to thwart their plans.

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Syndicate Wars

Syndicate Wars

Author: Adam - Published: 12 June 2024, 7:50 pm

Syndicate Wars is the second title in the Syndicate series, created by Bullfrog Productions in 1996. Syndicate Wars includes 60 missions spread through 30 different cities.

In the neon-soaked dystopia of the future, where megacorporations vie for dominance and cybernetic agents execute their ruthless agendas, one game stood out as a beacon of dark brilliance: Syndicate Wars. Developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts, this isometric real-time tactical and strategic gem left an indelible mark on the gaming landscape.

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SimHealth

SimHealth

Author: Adam - Published: 7 June 2024, 10:51 am

SimHealth: The National Health Care Simulation is a management simulation of the U.S. Healthcare system released by Maxis in 1994 for DOS only.

SimHealth, developed by Thinking Tools, is a management simulation game that simulates the United States healthcare system. It was released during the congressional debates on the Clinton healthcare plan and is known for its complexity and difficulty. The game lacks the tongue-in-cheek humor that Maxis' other games are known for, instead opting for a more serious tone with a SimCity 2000-inspired user interface.

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Traps 'n' Treasures

Traps

Author: Adam - Published: 6 June 2024, 12:04 pm

Traps 'n' Treasures is a platform action-adventure game developed by Nightingale for the Amiga and published by Starbyte and Krisalis in 1993-94.

TNT takes players on an exciting pirate adventure with Captain Jeremy Flynn. The game is set on the dangerous Devil's Island, where Flynn must save his crew and recover his stolen treasure. Despite its apparent brevity (the game is structured in four levels), this adventure offers hours of engaging gameplay and, for the most part, is also very fun.

The initial level, Threadneedle-Lagoon, introduces players to the first simple objectives, all based on exploration. However, as you progress, you encounter increasingly complex levels to be solved non-linearly, facing maps full of puzzles, keys, and treacherous traps. The difficulty definitely increases as you go on.

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Die Kathedrale

Die Kathedrale

Author: Adam - Published: 28 May 2024, 11:45 am

Die Kathedrale (The Cathedral) is a German-only text adventure with graphics created by Weltenschmiede and published by Software 2000 in 1991. The game was released for PC and Amiga. Unfortunately, there is no English version.

Die Kathedrale is part of a trilogy of games all about time travel. It's preceded by Das Stundenglas, released in 1990, followed by Hexuma, released one year later. Die Kathedrale is considered by many one of the best German language adventures ever created. Despite being mostly a normal text adventure with still pictures, there is a sort of point-and-click interface: you can click on an object, and the name will appear in the parser: very useful!

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Shantae

Shantae

Author: Adam - Published: 13 May 2024, 4:50 pm

Shantae is a platformer for the Game Boy Color developed by WayForward and published in 2002 by Capcom. It was later re-released by WayForward itself.

The game unfolds in the enchanting realm of Sequin Land, where players embark on the daring escapades of the titular young genie. Tasked with safeguarding her village, Shantae faces her first challenge when marauding pirates threaten its peace. Initially armed with just her hair-whipping prowess, Shantae gradually unlocks transformative dances, morphing into various animals with unique abilities and arming herself with diverse weaponry.

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