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Wing Commander

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Wing Commander is a first person flight simulation shooting game. With a science fiction story line and scenes, Galaga fanatics willbe jumping right into its cockpit and fly.   The intro movie of this game is quite good for its genre. It makes youfeel like watching old movies like Star Wars. Journeys into spacewith all [...]



Budokan: The Martial Spirit

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Before Street fighter or Mortal Combat, there was Budokan! Jean Claude Van Damme wannabes will love this game for it’s sporty martial arts combat. The player can utilize four martial art types in the game: Bo – Classic Japanese long staff. Karate – Unarmed martial arts fighting with hand and foot. Kendo – Japanese fencing [...]



4D Prince of Persia

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A Fan Developed sequel to the original Prince of Persia. This freeware offers greater challenges than the original platform game. Prince of Persia is considered one of the greatest all time classic games of all time due to it’s fantastic gameplay and animation. Just watch in fascination as your Hero runs, jumps and catches the [...]



Curse of Kaumana, The

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Game Fortress GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Game Fortress The Curse of Kaumana is a superb exploration-focused platformer coded with Game Maker application. The review at Game Maker Games says it all: “The Curse of Kaumaha is a spacey, held-back style of platformer, with a [...]



Exolon DX

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Graham Goring GAME DEVELOPER:Hewson GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Graham Goring Exolon DX is a great remake of an old Hewson game with updated graphics and much smoother animations. Your quest is simple: as a blaster-wielding spaceman, kill as many aliens as possible with blaster or rocket-propelled [...]



ZugyA DX

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Sprite GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Chinchilla Softhouse ZugyA DX is a superb fanmade remake of ZugyA, a great freeware shooter from Sprite reviewed earlier on this site. From my earlier review of ZugyA: “Your goal in the game is to destroy space stations in [...]



Super Stun-N-Run

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Chris Och GAME DEVELOPER:Natomic Studios GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Natomic Studios Super Stun-N-Run is yet another superb “retro” 2D single-screen platformer from Natomic Studios, one of the world’s best game-coding groups. The plot: “The animals have gone wild!! You are Parker, a safari explorer armed with [...]



Duel Toys

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Diefox GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Diefox Duel Toys is a fun fanmade fighting game from Brazil that features dozens of characters from CAPCOM, SNK, Rare, and Midway classic fighters, redrawn in attractive cartoony style. Although the game’s AI is suspect and many game types [...]



Double Dragon Fists of Rage

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Miguel Perez GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Miguel Perez Double Dragon Fists of Rage is a superb fangame starring the duo from CAPCOM’s famous Double Dragon series. The creator, Miguel “Mig2″ Perez, created all the graphics himself that look very much like the original games, [...]



Einstein Puzzle

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Unknown Einstein Puzzle is a great, free cross-platform, open-sourced remake of DOS classic shareware gem Sherlock, which was in turn inspired by a puzzle devised by Albert Einstein, who supposedly claim that only 2% of people in the world [...]



Overgod

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Captain Pork GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Captain Pork Overgod is a fun freeform shooter from Captain Pork, maker of Lacewing and Captain Pork’s Revenge, two solid action games reviewed earlier on this site. The (somewhat superfluous) plot: “For too long has humanity been ruled [...]



Cholo

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Firebird GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Ovine by Design Cholo is an excellent remake of Commodore 64 game of the same name, originally released by Firebird. The plot: “[you] are Jared, a maintenance engineer who helps to look after the bunker where everyone has lived [...]



GR3

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Naramura GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Naramura GR3 is a superb 2D horizontal shooter from Japan, coded with Java in the same 8-bit style as MSX games of yore. Like R-Type and other SHMUP classics, GR3 is insanely difficult but weirdly addictive. As a clone [...]



La-Mulana

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Naramura GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Naramura La-Mulana is an excellent 2D side-scrolling platformer/RPG that is reminiscent of 8-bit classics like Zelda, but with a much stronger focus on inventory items in adventure-genre style. The game casts you as Indiana Jones-type adventurer who explores vast [...]



Professor Fizzwizzle

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Ryan Clark GAME DEVELOPER:Grubby Games GAME PUBLISHER:Grubby Games Copyright 2005, Grubby Games One of the best and most original brainteasers I have ever come across, Professor Fizzwizzle is an ingenious game from Grubby Games that plays like the “best-of” combination between zany contraptions from Incredible Machines [...]



Crazy Bumpa

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Kochon GAME DEVELOPER:Loriciel GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Kochon Crazy Bumpa is a great modern PC update of Loriciel’s decent puzzle game Bumpy’s Arcade Fantasy. The plot: “You are in the world of Bumpa, where the only reason to leave is bumping and bumping again. This require [...]



Yum Yum

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Derby GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Derby Yum Yum is a fun and original shooter that fans of abstract shooters should take a look, even when it is too short and too easy. The review at Game Maker Games has the lowdown: “Ambiance. Has a [...]



Zoomines

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Fuseball GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Fuseball Zoomines is an excellent knockoff of PSP classic Lumines and Zookeeper puzzle games, designed by a freeware coder who calls himself Fuseball. You use the cursor keys to move and A and S to rotate the block. Like [...]



Zombiepox

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Johan Peitz GAME DEVELOPER:Free Lunch Design GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2004, Free Lunch Design Zombiepox is a fun coffee-break action game coded in 48 hours by Johan Peitz of Icy Tower fame. The review at Acid-Play says it well about this small-but-fun underdog: “Your hometown has been [...]



Stackopolis

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Unknown Stackopolis is one of the most creative Tetris variants I have seen. Your goal is to match the falling blocks with a blueprint to create a building on each level before time runs out. Basically you just have [...]



Dr. Doc

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Gustav & ZeroTau GAME DEVELOPER:Fallen Angel Industries GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Fallen Angel Industries Dr. Doc is a cool top-down action/brainteaser from Fallen Angel Industries. Although the game was coded in a hurry for a Klik competition, and as a result is missing music and proper [...]



Castle of Elite

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Daniel Remar GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Daniel Remar Castle of Elite is a great 2D puzzle game similar to Chip’s Challenge. The plot: “You are stuck within the midst of an ancient castle, and you must get out. However, it’s not going to be [...]



Watomic

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Unknown WAtomic is a nice Windows remake of Katomic, which itself is a clone of Atomix by Thalion (except boasting many more difficult levels than the Thalion original). My own review of Atomic, another Atomix clone on this site, [...]



Adagio

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Gaping Wolf Software GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Gaping Wolf Software Adagio is a great horizontal shooter from Gaping Wolf Software, maker of the excellent HalfLight game. The plot: “you are Karth Solemu, test pilot. Your world is in danger, and the only functional warship [...]



Interstate ’76 Arsenal, The

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Zachary Norman & Sean Vesce GAME DEVELOPER:Activision GAME PUBLISHER:Activision Copyright 1998, Activision One of the best and most atmospheric action-driving games ever made, Interstate ’76 is a great game that evokes the 70′s atmosphere like no game before or since. There are many great reviews of [...]



Mutton Mayhem

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:John Edwards GAME DEVELOPER:Pistachio Productions GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2004, Pistachio Productions A great game that has been selected as one of ten student showcase winners at the Independent Games Festival, Mutton Mayhem, in the author’s words, is “…a multiplayer economics simulation disguised as a fast-paced action [...]



Food Force

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Deepend GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, UN World Food Programme One of the best freeware edutainment titles I have seen in a long time, Food Force is a great game for kids developed by Italy-based Deepend and UK-based PlayerTree for the United Nations’ World Food [...]



Light Warrior

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Jetro Lauha GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Jetro Lauha Light Warrior is a fun “shooting gallery” game developed by Jetro Lauha, of “Dismount” series fame. The game is simply: shoot all the light fixtures you see on the screen by moving and pressing mouse button. [...]



Kumoon

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Mikko Oksalahti GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Mikko Oksalahti Kumoon is a well-deserved winner of the Assembly ’05 party. A unique “shooting gallery,” your goal is to finish all the rooms by having “…0 or positive points when you have tilted over all the red/green [...]



Hangman

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Eric Miller GAME DEVELOPER:Norland Software GAME PUBLISHER:Norland Software Copyright 1983, Norland Software Norland’s Hangman series is a fun PC adaptation of the classic Hangman game in which you attempt to guess a word by picking individual letters, with a predetermined amount of incorrect guesses allowed. Although [...]



Snake Ultimate Version

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Tom Kristensen GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1984, Tom Kristensen A decent Nibbles/Snake clone done in CGA, the game has few actual features but is nevertheless a nice clone. With customizable game speeds, three static walls to turn on or off and squares (food) of various [...]



Prisoner

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Jim Bates GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1988, Jim Bates Prisoner is a fun and (at first) rather difficult puzzle game. It was written by Jim Bates in 1988, and was done as an experiment with EGA graphics, then released as a Christmas present for The [...]



Pitfall

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1983, Unknown Pitfall is a loveable old ASCII game. It’s a horizontal faller (aka “Wrist Killer”) in which you use your arrow keys to maneuver your ever-falling ship through a corridor of walls and enemies (Burning Faces). While you cannot [...]



Guardian of Paradise

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:E. Hashimoto GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, E. Hashimoto Guardian of Paradise is a great Japanese action/RPG hybrid in the same vein as Zelda games. Created by E. “Buster” Hashimoto, the same designer behind superb Akuji the Demon, this game offers the same excellent blend [...]



Jabberwock

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Aeju Murasame GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Aeju Murasame Jabberwock from Japanese programmer Aeju Murasame is a great action/RPG hybrid that fans of Smash TV and Zelda games will enjoy. Your goal in the game is to escape from a labyrinth full of weird fantasy [...]



Ocular Ink

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Justin Kim GAME DEVELOPER:Pistachio Productions GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Pistachio Productions Ocular Ink is hands down one of the most fun and unique freeware games I’ve played in the past few years. Just reading the official storyline will already give you a clue as to how [...]



Nomltest FS

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Kei Mesuda GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Kei Mesuda Nomltest FS is one of the best Space Invaders clone you’ll ever play, although you won’t think it likely from looking at the screenshot. Although the graphics are nothing special (with “ripped” sprites from Space Invaders, [...]



Holotz’s Castle

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Juan Prez GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2004, Juan Prez Holotz’s Castle is a neat Lode Runner-style game that combines the key-collecting, hole-hopping fun of Lode Runner with an interesting plot that features some funny dialogues and interesting NPCs. Your goal in this 2D side-scroller is [...]



Cave of Monsters

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Guzu Ligo GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2004, Guzu Ligo Cave of Monsters is a fun platformer coded with Game Maker program. Darthlupi (of Mage Craft and Legend of Shadow fame – see reviews of his games on this very site) gave it a very favorable [...]



Rumble Box

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Patrick Hackett & Joe Bourrie GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, DigiPen Institute of Technology One of the more unique beat’em up games you’ll find, Rumble Box is a fun little game from Patrick Hackett and Joe Bourrie, two graduates of DigiPen Institute of Technology. In [...]



Colorful Notes

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Maruchu GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Maruchu Colorful Notes is a clever swap-the-tile puzzle game from Japan. Your goal: join same-colored tiles together by swapping them. There is a catch, though: some tiles cannot be moved, and some others can only be moved a certain [...]



HaneHane Paradise

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Koji Wada GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Koji Wada HaneHane Paradise is yet another insanely-difficult-but-fun freeware action game from Japan. Derek Yu (of Blackeye Software fame) says it all in his mini-review at TIGSource: “My God, I have never known frustration like this. HaneHane Paradise [...]



B.A.L.L.O

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Osku Tervonen GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2004, Osku Tervonen B.A.L.L.O from Finnish developer group Marelwish Production is the well-deserved winner in the “game” category of the Assembly 2004 competition. The idea is quite innovative: you must swing a ball across a narrow cave without letting [...]



Star Fighter 3000

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Andrew Hutchings & Tim Parry GAME DEVELOPER:Krisalis GAME PUBLISHER:Telstar Copyright 1995, Krisalis One of the most obscure 3D shoot ‘em ups ever made for the PC, Star Fighter 3000 is a solid PC port of a hit RISC OS game of the same name originally designed [...]



Skooter

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Ronald Weeserik & Leandro Correia GAME DEVELOPER: GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Leandro Correia Skooter is a fun freeware remake of an oldie puzzle game for the MSX computer. In the author’s words, “[this] remake was made in the most possible faithful way, with slighly modified graphics. [...]



Giant: Citizen Kabuto

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Nick Bruty GAME DEVELOPER:Planet Moon Studios GAME PUBLISHER:Interplay Copyright 2000, Planet Moon Studios Giants: Citizen Kabuto from Planet Moon Studios is a great FPS/RTS blend that makes up for its dumb AI with an excellent mix of humor, interesting (if wacky) storyline, and fun gameplay that [...]



Privateer Remake

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Chris Roberts & Jason Winzenried GAME DEVELOPER:Origin Systems GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Unknown Privateer Remake is a noble and largely successful attempt at updating Origin’s classic Wing Commander: Privateer to modern Windows-based computers without the need to fiddle with DOSBox to get the original game working [...]



BreakQuest

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Nurium Games GAME PUBLISHER:Nurium Games Copyright 2004, Nurium Games BreakQuest from Nurium Games is arguably the best Arkanoid/Breakout game I have ever played, bar none. If you think Arkanoid games get boring after the first few levels, this underdog will change your mind: each [...]



No Gravity

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Realtech VR GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1996, Realtech VR No Gravity is a cool 3D space shooter from Realtech VR. Formerly a commercial game, the source code and later the data files were released into the public domain in 2005. Similar to Wing Commander, you [...]



Simple Sudoku

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Angus Johnson GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2005, Angus Johnson Simple Sudoku is a great Windows program that generates high-quality Sudoku puzzles that are symmetrical, with a single solution, and do not require trial-and-error to solve. If you have never played Sudoku before, here is the [...]