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Wednesday, 31 August 2022

MONTHLY 5 - August 2022

https://collectionchamber.blogspot.com/p/escape-from-delirium.html https://collectionchamber.blogspot.com/p/iron-assault.html https://collectionchamber.blogspot.com/p/mobil-1-rally-championship.html https://collectionchamber.blogspot.com/p/spacekids.html https://collectionchamber.blogspot.com/p/titanic-mysterious-undersea-adventure.html

Summer is coming to a close, but what better way to distract from the boredom of the office job/school work/financial crisis than a nostalgic trip to the 90s with a quintet of lesser known gems of the era. My good pal Austin is back with a review of SpaceKids (1995 MicroProse) , a strange supposedly educational title that plays like a wordless multi-path adventure. One adventure game I've always been meaning to play is Escape from Delirium (1995 Virtual X-Perience), a shareware title who wears its LucasArts inspiration on its sleeves. For a more Myst-like adventure, try Titanic: A Mysterious Undersea Adventure (1998 Dosch Design GmbH) which has more to do with an Atlantis-like subken city than a sunken passenger ship. If you want a little more action, the mech shooter Iron Assault (1995 Graffiti) may be more up your alley or, if you want to drive fast through the British countryside, give Mobil 1 Rally Championship (1999 Actualize Ltd & Magnetic Scrolls Ltd) a go.

That's not all! I've updated a couple of packages too! Azrael's Tear now uses a different fork of DOSBox to help even out its speed (thought like the original game, it is still prone to the odd slowdown). I've also updated both the DOS and PlayStation version of Silverload. Among the plethora of changes, the DOS original now includes a scan of the manual while the PlayStation remake now supports mouse control. Head on over to their game pages to download and find out more.

And while your at it, check out August's games by clicking on the links after the jump...

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




1995 Virtual X-Perience
DOS
Adventure-Third Person-Comedy-Fantasy


1995 Graffiti
DOS
Action-FPS-Science Fiction-Robots!


1999 Actualize Ltd & Magnetic Scrolls Ltd
Windows
Racing-Rally-Simulation


1995 MicroProse
DOS
Edutainment-Arcade-Science Fiction


1998 Dosch Design GmbH
Windows '98
Adventure-First Person-Fantasy


Like this? Try These...

https://collectionchamber.blogspot.com/p/backpacker-lost-florence-gold-mine.html  https://collectionchamber.blogspot.com/2015/09/azraels-tear.html  https://collectionchamber.blogspot.com/2017/10/silverload.html


17 comments:

  1. Amazing selection once again! Thank you very much, Biffman!

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  2. Yet more fantastic and heavily nostalgic entries!! Thanks, Biffman 101!!

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  3. Brilliant selection of games, Biff. Thanks for working your magic, once again.
    And... YIPPEE... Escape From Delirium is here. Such a fantastic game. Clearly inspired by LucasArts. ( :
    The Titanic games looks really good, as well.
    And there's something about the Space Kids graphics style that reminds me off Stupid Invaders.

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    1. EFD is a great game. Really want to know what others think of the ending. It's really out there.

      The people behind SpaceKids used that bulbous pre-rendered sprite-scaling technique in a few games. If given its follow up to Austin for his next review.

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  4. Pretentious Hipster1 September 2022 at 12:59

    I did a video on that Titanic game a while back. It was really a depressing experience. Probably the worst Myst-clone I've played thus far.

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    1. At first I thought "surely not", but I am struggling to thing of worse ones. It looks pretty in places at least.

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  5. Great stuff as always. Thanks to you and Austin. It's not surprising that so many games want to use the Titanic as their setting, it's so opulent and huge, and there's so much contrast between different locations. There seemed to be so many adventures that it was difficult to keep track. But success has seemed elusive (although 9 hours 9 persons 9 doors was pretty good if you allow it to count).

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  6. A request -- Everlight: of Power & Magic https://www.mobygames.com/game/everlight-of-magic-power

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    1. Everlight seems to run fine on Windows 10, provided you strip the SecuROM from the EXE

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  7. Man with you, GOG, Steam, and Humble Bundle constantly giving me more games each month I will never get caught up but hey on the bright side when I can no longer do anything but play games I will have tons of games to play. Thank you for keeping me wellstocked

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  8. Biffman 101. Nice release again. Thank You for Great Games.
    Everything in one package. Adventure, Sports, Simulations, Future, Mystery ..... juhuuuu :D
    Cheers Greg :)

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