In the 1st Degree
 

In the 1st Degree

We the jury...

 
Clash at Demonhead
 

Clash at Demonhead

Bang-Bang!

 
Pinball (CD-i)
 

Pinball (CD-i)

TILT!

 

Police Quest (VGA Remake)

Games aren’t usually remade, professionally, by their original companies. I assume for those that are, the reasons are similar to remakes in the movie industry – the original didn’t sell as well as the studio felt the story and material should have, the director’s vision was hampered by technology or budget constraints at the time, […]

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Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

Police Quest represents an interesting experiment in changing what adventure games were all about. Previously Sierra, and others, had focused on creating these interactive adventures out of cartoonish, comedic properties from the minds of some very creative writers and designers. Police Quest still attempted to be a fun adventure, but also wanted to nail down […]

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LIfe and Death

I’ve always been interested in the versalitity of video games. Things like computing power, interfaces, graphics, have no inherent purpose to them – they are defined entirely by what the programmers choose to create. And so, while the capabilities afforded to game programmers can make engaging fantasy worlds, they can just as easily be turned […]

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Star Trek: 25th Anniversary

To commemorate the anniversary of Star Trek’s first appearance on television (I’ll let you guess which anniversary), Interplay created a series of classic adventure stories packaged in this game. It should be noted that the DOS version shares little with the NES version, and less with the Game Boy version, so you can expect unique […]

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Jackal

Never let it be said that I do not take requests. Jackal is a Konami title playing off the 1980’s common themes of U.S. patriotism and hostage rescuing. Like 1942, I must again ask what interest a Japanese company has in these concepts. Also, why was hostage rescue such a big game premise for the […]

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Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail

By the time the mid-1990’s rolled around, the adventure game genre was beginning its decline. Back when computers were exclusively for geeks, it’s no surprise that cerebral games with irreverent humor topped the sales charts. But as the PC began to sneak into the home of “John Q. AOL”, it became much more profitable to […]

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