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Toy Story

Toy Story
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Given Toy Story had its original roots on the computer, you’d expect a game based the things would be an instant hit. Unfortunately, the film’s license and cast of colorful characters seem to be the only elements that survived this attempt to bring Toy Story’s big-screen delights to your PC monitor. Originally rushed to market […]

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Astreix & Obelix

Astreix & Obelix
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Astreix & Obelix is a platform game where one player can choose to control either Asterix or Obelix. The mission of the two Gauls is to acquire artifacts from all across Europe. It’s obviously based on the popular French cartoon that depicts Roman Gaul, copying the same style and humor. The cool thing is you […]

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Earthworm Jim 2

Earthworm Jim 2
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For those who aren’t familiar with Jim, he’s a worm. He runs. He jumps. He carries cows. Even though these games are really unessential (especially if you’re at all familiar with their console versions), there’s something about the gameplay Shiny Entertainment manages to coax out of the tired platform genre which makes these such engaging […]

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Crime Life: Gang Wars

Crime Life: Gang Wars
1.5

In short, Crime Life: Gang Wars is a mission-based fighting game. You’ll spend plenty of time being randomly violent in order to gain respect in your gang, the Outlawz, unfortunately you’ll do it with just two attacks and a block. There are modifiers and special moves that come out once you’ve ramped up your adrenaline […]

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Ecco the Dolphin

Ecco the Dolphin
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Sega of America, the company behind the once-mighty Genesis 16-bit game machine, is getting into PC publishing. Now that the Genesis has been surpassed by new, more powerful game machines — and since Sega’s own next-generation Saturn machine probably won’t be the success the Genesis was — Sega is looking to hedge its bets by […]

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Starfighter 3000

Starfighter 3000
3.5

A remake of the original game of the same title released a few years before for the Acorn Archimedes platform, Starfighter 3000 features more detailed graphics (now all surfaces are texture-mapped and a fogging filter reduces clipping). Featuring 15 levels in 4 worlds, the player controls the Predator Mark-IV, a fighter ship capable of space […]

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Bio Freaks

Bio Freaks
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Like most fighters, Bio Freaks has an extreme science fiction send-up, where the society of the future has found itself obsessed with mutated beasts, biological implants, and copious amounts of raw mayhem. Enter the Bio-F.R.E.A.K.S. (a clever acronym for something or other), the American Gladiators of the 21st Century. While the characters are outrageous and […]

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Hot Wheels: Jetz

Hot Wheels: Jetz
2.5

Hot Wheels: Jetz puts the player in the cockpit of one of seven available jet fighters. The mission: Save your house from the evil Bossbot who’s taken control of all of your toys! Shoot down enemy toys with a miniature jet fighter where rooms in the house are the battlegrounds and pieces of furniture are […]

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X-Men: Children of the Atom

X-Men: Children of the Atom
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X-Men: Children of the Atom is one of a seemingly endless line of Capcom Street Fighter 2-based 2D fighters. It’s also one of the best of Capcom mid 90s coin-op offerings. If you played the Street Fighter 2 games (any of them), you know what to expect here. Instead of the usual assortment of Kung […]

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Battleship: Surface Thunder

Battleship: Surface Thunder
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Battleship: Surface Thunder is actually two games in one. The first game is the classic Battleship (the board game) and the other a new “arcade” version that is very similar to Overboard. The classic game pits you against one to three computer or human opponents. You can play against humans by the “hot-seat” method or […]

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