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Thursday 29 February 2024


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So, it seems life got in the way of January's monthly five, so I've made sure I wouldn't miss out on the short month of February. It's a Leap Year so there's an extra day after all!

Coming at ya with some underrated games including Z.P.C. Zero Population Count (1996 Zombie LLC) which marks my pick of the month. It's an uber-violent first-person shooter with a cool comic-book style and a dystopian sci-fi storyline. Continuing on from this theme is ARA NGC 6397 (1998 I. Hoffmann + associates Inc & Artech Digital Entertainment), a good-looking pre-rendered actioner with some adventure elements that remind me a lot of the on-ground segments of Star Wars: Rebel Assault II. If you want a straight-up adventure try Gord@k (1997 I. Hoffmann + associates Inc) which has you hack into a virtual reality security system that just so happens to look a lot like Myst. Us Brits will surely get a kick out of Only Fools and Horses: Comedy Pack (1999 BBC Worldwide Ltd), a multimedia CD-ROM that contains a GTA clone as a mini-game; Grand Theft Peckham if you will. Lastly, the guy behind Tetris provides the handsomely produced puzzle game that is Pandora's Box (1999 Microsoft Corporation). It's probably the best digital jigsaw game out there.

That's it for this additional day. Join me at the end of March for a quintet of movie-themed games. Adios!

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

1998 I. Hoffmann + associates Inc & Artech Digital Entertainment
Action-Adventure-Sci Fi

1997 I. Hoffmann + associates Inc
Windows 3.1
Adventure-Cyberpunk-Sci Fi

1999 BBC Worldwide Ltd
Windows '98

1999 Microsoft Corporation
Windows '98

1996 Zombie LLC
Action-FPS-Dystopian-Sci Fi

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  1. ...movie-themed games in March, hmmm. I sense some spice in the hot, dusty air... :-). Thanks for Feb collection, and happy to see you back!

  2. You absolute beauty Sir Biffman. Pumped to see Pandoras Box as its one of my all time favourite PC Puzzle games. ZPC is a class FPS and the others are actually new to me, so very much looking forward to those curio's as well. Many thanks as always top man.

  3. Z.P.C. - yes, yes, yes! Had played the demo back then and was impressed by the art style and wanted to play it ever since. Thank you!

  4. I thought you were dead or funny, thank you for the release.

  5. Glad you're back and many thanks for your hard work.
    Just a question:
    What about Space Bunnies Must Die?

  6. Welcome back Biffman!

    Thanks for the new games, very appreciated as usual. I tried to comment multiples times during the holidays but was having issues with the comments being unable to be published.

    That being said, *gasp*, is it finally time for a certain Dune game with Emperor in its title to be released next month?...
    Really looking forward to it, still have the original discs but it is a pain to run on modern systems, as Polygon mentioned in a recent rundown they did on Dune games.

    Also can't wait to see the new movie, debating on seeing it in a local theatre or doing a long drive downtown to see it in full IMAX glory.

    Take care all!

  7. I sure hope you plan on releasing Emperor: Battle For Dune for the next release entry. The recent movie release is basically demanding it.

  8. appreciate your hard work as always, cant wait to try these out

  9. I´m already looking forward to next month ... ;) ( heh littlebit meh this month but ... Thanx ;) )

    1. BTW >.Thank´s for Pandora´s Box. I spend coule of minutes with it :)

  10. Do you take requests? Mission: Sunlight or Monet and The Mystery of The Orangery are impossible to run on modern PCs, would greatly appreciate them being repackaged

    1. I've been trying to get them running for a while now. They are very finnicky. The best I've got is one with a really slow frame rate. Playable, but so noticeable I've put it to one side for the time being.

  11. I thank you, too, for Pandora's Box, Biff! :-) Except for Adventure games, I didn't play too many of their "regular" puzzle counterparts (due to a lack of personal interest), but this one here comes with a couple of great attributes which simply can't be ignored. For me, Pandora's essential plus is probably how its thoughtful puzzles are interwoven with a fairly extraordinary storyline, which then again ensures a high level of motivation to stay with the game in such way which often only masterpieces are capable of.

    So maybe Pandora's Box should be inducted into the Hall Of Fame of Timeless Computer- and Videogames, if something like this officially exists. Together with Wave Race 64. But that's a different story. :-)

    Bye for now
    Thomas from Germany