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. 🙂
I decided to install the After Dark 3.2 screensaver program on my Windows 3.11 program under DOSBox, and I played every single screen saver and they all seem to be working fine but only in a 256 color screen resolution. Here are some screenshots of some After Dark screen savers that I took under DOSBOX:
Nonsense (My most favorite After Dark screensaver, just because it’s too hilarious.) 😛
I even checked out You Bet Your Head, and that screen saver seems to work too. Oh, and not only did I install After Dark, I also installed old Windows programs that are suitable to run in Windows 3.1 under DOSBox such as the Spiderman Cartoon Maker, the Symantec Game Pack, Castle of the Winds, etc.
So far everything seems to work fine under that old operating system, and I was happy about that. 🙂 So now that I got that done, I must now head off to Sleepsville and wonder what I should dream about tonight. Something that includes friendly cartoon characters and going out on cartoonish adventures.
Been playing a bit of an old DOS game that I’ve never tried out under DOSBox earlier this evening. It’s called Arcade Pool, a game where you can compete a Pool competition against other computer players and/or human players. Here’s a screenshot of what this game would look like:
All you got to do is use the left mouse button to line up the cue ball and then right click to fire away to see if any balls would go down the sinker holes until there is a winner at the end. I like how there’s different Pool games such as Custom Pool, US Open Pool, UK Open Pool, etc.
This here is a screenshot of the results made in the game of Pool that has numbers of shots made, fouls made and balls sunk down. This game is fun to play but hard to score some shots when it comes to making fouls and misses. It will now be added to my private collection of old DOS games.