I was playing an old Windows game a couple years ago called Acey Deucy (a.k.a. Red Dog or In Between). It’s a casino game in which the player bets that the third card flipped will be between the first two in value. Here’s a screenshot of the gameplay:
To play this game, the player first places a bet and the dealer flips two cards. The player is then given the option to raise their bet and the third card is flipped. The player wins if the third card is in between the first two, but if the third card is not in between then the player loses.
I’d say this is an OK casino game, but I think I’ll stick with Caesars Palace.
I’ve been checking out an old Windows puzzle game called TOYBOX, where the objective is to drop the falling toys (two at a time) onto the matching toyboxes in order to advance to the next level. Here’s what the gameplay looks like:
This is actually the shareware version of this game which only contains 6 levels, in which I finally mastered all of those levels in the game. Hooray! 😀
And now I’m off to heading off to find something new (old). Goodnight!
I decided to check out some old Windows games made my Dynotech Software. Starting with Dino Spell, a game where you play as Derik the dinosaur and the objective is to answer questions correctly and get all the apples in order to advance to the next level. Here’s a picture of the gameplay:
Unfortunately this is only a demo version because it only has the first two levels just like Dino Match and Dino Numbers, but they’re all fun to play. 🙂
I’ve been playing an old Windows 3.1 game under DOSBox called Smoke ’em Poker. It’s a card game where you play against up to 5 opponents simulated by the computer. This is what the actual gameplay looks like:
The main objective in this card game is to defeat all of your opponents in order to win the game:
I’d say this is a really fun card game to play, and what I like about this are the quotes from old-school movies and TV shows as sound files corresponding to current situations. What I also like about this game is there’s a feature that you can save your game during your progress. Awesome!
Anyways, I’ll play this some more and then off to something new (old). 😛
I found an old Windows 3.1 card game last month called 500. It’s kinda like Bridge but with different features like the Joker card, different bidding rules, and there’s Misère which is a bid in which I have to lose every single trick in order to make the bid (250 for Closing Misère, and 500 for Open Misère). Here’s a picture of the game looks like:
I somehow managed to make the bid of Open Misère and win the game against the opposing computer team in a single round. Hooray! (Of course, who knows how difficult it was programmed to be!)
This game is alright but definitely not my cup of tea. What sucks about this game is that there’s a notice that makes you wait for 10 seconds, and after playing this game for a two-week trial period I have to pay for it. I’ll have to take a look at Windows files to see if I can figure out how they limit the game.
After the game is over it gives you the results:
Play this some more and then off to something new (old). 😛
I found another old Windows 3.1 program called Hollywood High. It’s like the original Hollywood but with real people for actors instead of animals.
You can create your own movies by doing certain things just like in regular Hollywood, but what I like about Hollywood High is that there’s certain features added to the program like the red star button that lets you change the selected character’s name, voice and favorite hobby when editing a scene, a button for adding a title name to the movie, and a button for the Pronunciation Dictionary so that you can edit the pronunciation of the word you’ve selected in the scene.
What’s funny is that I was a baby when this came out, and now I’m messing around with it. 😛
I decided to take a break from SFM for right now and found an old Windows 3.1 program called Hollywood. It’s a program where you can make your own movies by doing certain things like changing the location of the scene, setting up a movie script, etc.
This looks like it would be a fun program for making random cartoonish movies. One thing I like about Hollywood is that there’s an option that lets me change the selected character’s name, voice and favorite hobby:
Now I can become an famous old-school movie star of the ancient times. Thank you and goodnight!
Been playing around some Castle of the Winds for Windows 3.1 under DOSBox, and guess what I’ve been doing lately?
I decided to throw my own 8-bit monster party that includes animated statues, scorpions, bears, spiders, ants and other kinds of bad guys and monster. I’m now getting close to getting ready for part 2 of the game, but that’ll have to wait until either tomorrow or whenever I feel like playing Castle of the Winds again.
Last night I decided to take a break from working on my SFM project for right now and play some Castle of the Winds in Windows 3.11 under DOSBox, and so far I have fought my way through 187 monsters scattered around in different areas and finally got to the notoriously Evil Hill Giant Leader known as Hrungnir:
I have successfully defeated Hrungnir, the Hill Giant leader, and his ogre henchmen just by shooting some Fireballs at them. After defeating Hrungnir I grabbed the Amulet of Kings from his dead body. It’s a special kind of amulet that lets me use the item in order to beat the game:
That was only the first part of the game. So now I’m at the point where I must get everything ready for the second part of the game right now, and I’ll be able to move on to Part 2 as soon I got all the stuff that I need.
Last night I’ve been doing some Castle of the Winds in Windows 3.11 under DOSBox since it’s been a long time since I played it during the Windows XP years. Here’s a screenshot of what the gameplay looks like in the game:
So far I have made some good progress. I have journeyed my way along the highway that leads to the village of Bjarnarhaven since the village at the very beginning of the game got mysteriously burned down. I am now currently in Fortress level 4 of this game, but I’ll plan going to the fifth Fortress Level whenever I feel like playing Castle of the Winds again. 🙂