Puzzle.

Supaplex

Supaplex
4

Basically Pac-Man with more brains, Supaplex involves you navigating a round, red thingamajig collecting Infotrons, solving puzzles and reaching the exit within each level. Many obstacles will interfere with your progress, such as boulders or scissors. Nothing is random here, and while good reflexes help, carefully planning every move (especially in the later levels) is […]

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Power: The Game

Power: The Game
2.5

Power is a board game for Windows based on a cardboard counterpart. The visual representation is sketchy. The pieces are visually flat and lifeless, and lack the main ingredient that makes board games fun — human interaction. Power suffers from both problems. In Power you win by moving game pieces. Four players compete at once […]

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Monopoly Star Wars

Monopoly Star Wars
3

The familiar Monopoly pieces have been replaced with Star Wars characters in Monopoly Star Wars. And instead of building hotels on Park Place, you’re setting up spaceports on Dagobah. Also there’s a lot of multimedia content. Just about every action pulls up some type of animation — TIE fighters swoop down and blast the dice, […]

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Jewels of the Oracle

Jewels of the Oracle
3

Jewels of the Oracle is set in quite a beautiful pre-Sumerian civilization that seemed to have a propensity in designing devilish puzzles. You can play any of the puzzles on two difficulties, and they can be solved in any order. The main objective of the game is to solve all of the puzzles. The game […]

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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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