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. 🙂
Last night I played some Super Video Poker for Windows. It’s an old shareware game based on the popular video poker machines found in many casinos. Here’s what the gameplay of Super Video Poker looks like:
In this game, you start off with the default number of credits which is 200 and the objective is to win more credits by getting the best hands possible. I’d say this game is fun to play, and what I like about this game are the features in it such as animations and sound effects, game save/restore, video poker game variations, etc.
10 stars out of 10! 🙂
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 was recently in a mood to play an old DOS game called Clock Solitaire. It’s a card game where you’ve got cards forming a circle as if they’re numbers on the clock with an extra pull pile in the middle of the circle, and the objective is to complete all other four-of-a-kind sets before the fourth king is revealed in order to win the game:
I finally managed to beat the game of Clock Solitaire and I celebrated my victory by snagging all the playing cards from that game, making a sprite sheet out of them so that it can be uploaded to The Spriters Resource:
Anyways, it was a fun game but extremely difficult to win.
I’ve been experimenting on Famicom Mini games on my Visual Boy Advance emulator, and here are a few screenshots of Famicom Mini games that have been tested successfully:
My future plans are to play more Famicom games; such as Ice Climbers, Clu Clu Land and Super Mario Bros.
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). 😛
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. 🙂
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.
I’ve been testing out Need For Speed Underground under Windows 10 the other day, and so far the program and gameplay both seem to be behaving properly. The graphics and textures in this racing game are really nice, and what I like about this are the background sound effects, billboards and street signs. Here are a couple pictures of street signs in NFSU that are my most favorite:
The reason why I like the street signs is because they are much taller than the ones in Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2. 🙂 I’d say this is still a good old-school racing game to me, but I think Hot Pursuit 2 is way better than this. Oh, and what I also like about NFSU is you can move the cursor around during a race, which I find that very interesting.