Sunday, 2 May 2021

MONTHLY 5 - APRIL 2021

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I may have bitten off more than I can chew with April's quintet of games edging into May. At least there's loads here to sink your teeth into, including three adventure games; The Beverly Hillbillies (1993 IntraCorp), Return to Ringworld (1994 Tsunami Media) and Hollywood Monsters (1997 Pendulo Studios). The last one has been translated into English from its original Spanish, with the Manual translation created by yours truly. On top of all that, there's the cinematic platformer on the Super Nintendo called Nosferatu (1994 SETA Corporation) and a collection of games based on Total Recall (1990-1991 Ocean Software & Acclaim Entertainment). Dig in!

There's only one update this month which coincided with my Top 10 Unexpected Movie Licences. Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge (1995, Motion Picture Corporation of America Interactive) got a manual and some DOSBox love, so check that out too if you haven't already.

VIDEO COMING SOON!
** EDIT: Real life has intervened so I will combining April's video with May's. Stay tuned for that!**

Read on after the jump for more info!

Click on the images below to head on over to the game page.




1993 IntraCorp
DOS
Adventure-Comedy


1997 Pendulo Studios
Windows
Adventure-Horror-Comedy


1994 SETA Corporation
SNES
Platform-Cinematic-Horror


1994 Tsunami Media
ScummVM
Adventure-Science Fiction


1990-1991 Ocean Software & Acclaim Entertainment
Various
Compilation-Platform-Movies-Science Fiction


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15 comments:

  1. I'm having a real highlight for looking forward to playing Beverly Hillbillies aren't I? :P I had a feeling it would be among the monthly five after seeing it in the honorable mentions. I like the graphics of the game so it has that much going for me anyway.

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    1. I couldn't quite bring myself to play it for the Top 10, but I got there for the monthly 5.

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    2. Is there any chance you could do Darby the Dragon please?

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    3. It's more likely than most...

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  2. Any chance you could look at Hellforces? I have tried desperately to get it working on Windows 10 x64. Used D3DWindower to get intro videos to work but game crashes.. Tried dgvoodoo, compatabilty modes etc. May need to be run under Windows 95/98? Many thanks

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  3. waiting for the video and official release of game translated in English.

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    1. Real life has been interfering of late, so I thought I would combine April and May's videos together. Working on a separate single-game review to get out before then.

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  4. I am going to be that guy this time: in case you haven't done already and in case I have not requested it before, do you have in mind to share the two Rainbow Studios rail shooters, "The Hive" and "Deadly Tide"? They are a pain to run on new Windows.

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    1. I don't know if this is gonna help you, but at least in the case of Deadly Tide, it runs smoothly (applies to the installation process as well as for the (working fullscreen) game itself) on my reasonably well aged Windows 7 32-Bit, of which I guess it's in particular the 32 Bit that does the trick here.

      Bye for now,
      Thomas

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    2. I think those 32 bit part is the trick, yes. I use a 64 bit Windows 7 :S

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    3. In any event, Deadly Tide would be a fantastic addition to Biff's already greatly stocked Collection Chamber. You know, I've played quite a lot of these prerendered on-rail shooters since they became an integral part of the FMV genre, and so far I regard said Deadly Tide as maybe the best of them in terms of immersive experience, thanks to the bombastic audiovisual presentation that must have wiped the floor with most of its 3D rendered challengers back in Autumn of 1996. It came with a price, though, which in fact appeared in the shape of high-end PC specs that were needed for a top-notch gameplay.

      So, if Biff should ever have any plans with Deadly Tide, I hope he'll find a way to deal with the game's above standard technical requirements in combination with an emulated Windows 95, which could be a tough nut to crack when linked together. Let's therefore wish for just the best and see if the magic will happen someday! :-)

      Bye for now,
      Thomas

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    4. Don't forget Microcosm & Novastorm! Someday they will come.

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    5. https://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/novastorm/promo/promoImageId,458721/

      :-))

      Bye for now,
      Thomas

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  5. Waiting for video to release
    Regards puzzles precio

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    1. Real life has taken over of late, so I'm combining the video with May's monthly 5. Stay tuned for that!

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