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LEGO Chess

LEGO Chess
3

LEGO Chess is a beginner-level chess program using familiar Lego characters. Any parent who has shelled out several hundred dollars for a growing Lego collection will recognize the cowboys, Indians, sailors and pirates that comprise two 3D sets. There’s another 3D set of Staunton pieces made of Lego blocks and a 2D set is also […]

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Extractors

Extractors
3

Extractors is a Lemmings-style action/puzzle game. While the tongue-twisting names and convoluted plot do a good job of distinguishing Extractors from other puzzle games, the problems with the interface keep it from achieving its full potential. You control each of your miners separately and select items from their inventories with a complex combination of keyboard […]

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Down in Flames

Down in Flames
4

Down in Flames is a very niche-oriented game that plays like a tabletop. It’s actually based on a famous board game design, and is specifically tailored for die-hard wargamers. It plays almost like a card game, but with added animations and a colorful interface. The genius of the design lies in how a few simple […]

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Shanghai: Great Moments

Shanghai: Great Moments
4

Shanghai: Great Moments is basic matching tiles mahjongg that comes on CD-ROM. There’s a good amount of digitized video in this package and other multimedia. It includes nine different sets of tiles to offer the player some visual variety. The standard mahjongg tile set is included, along with sets with the themes of space exploration, […]

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Blood Bowl

Blood Bowl
3

From the Warhammer universe comes Blood Bowl, a board game of fantasy football. Blood Bowl features teams of humans, orcs, elves and other Warhammer creatures. Blood Bowl is divided up into two halves with each team getting eight turns per half. In a turn, each team moves their players around, blocking, passing, picking up the […]

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Monty Python’s Complete Waste of Time

Monty Python’s Complete Waste of Time
3

A steady stream of irrelevance. As promised. 7th Level went to great lengths to create a product as closely resembling the Monty Python show’s style as possible with Monty Python’s Complete Waste of Time. Running in Windows, the game takes advantage of extended multimedia capabilities of the operating system, inundating the player from the opening […]

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Galapagos: Mendel’s Escape

Galapagos: Mendel’s Escape
3

Galapagos is an unusual game with an odd approach to AI. Rather than creating rules-based AI, the AI in Galapagos is one that learns along the way. Through trial and error in Galapagos, virtual creatures learn from mistakes. The main character in Galapagos is called Mendel, a four-legged spider-like creature created by an alien race […]

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Baku Baku Animal

Baku Baku Animal
2.5

Baku Baku Animal is a variation on the very often copied Tetris type of game. The game has three different play modes: practice, normal and hard. It also can be played by two players against each other (except for the Master System version). The objective is to pair animal heads with their respective food. If […]

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Chessmaster 6000

Chessmaster 6000
3.5

The Chessmaster series is aimed at the novice to intermediate chess player, casual players who value an intuitive interface and a friendly approach to the game. As such, Chessmaster 6000 is filled with the types of features that are focused on teaching the game and making it fun. As usual for this series, a wide […]

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Isle of Four Winds: Rune War

Isle of Four Winds: Rune War
3.5

The most common form of Mahjong on the home computer is the Solitiare version. A simplified game where you have to match tiles, usually as part of a large set that forms a shape of something like a pyramid, bridge or other such structures. The more complex version of Mahjong, which was popularized and had […]

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