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Antarctic Adventure

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Friends GAME DEVELOPER:Konami GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1984, Konami Antarctic Adventure is a very cute and funny game from Konami starring Pentarou the Penguin (who later appears in Konami’s Parodius) who must journey across the Antarctic to deliver his fianc?. The game is played from pseudo 3D, [...]



King’s Valley

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Friends GAME DEVELOPER:Konami GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1985, Konami Kings Valley is a fun platform/maze game from Konami, released for the MSX computer and many other 8-bit console systems except the PC in 1985. The game plays like a more updated version of Montezumas Revenge, except it [...]



Goonies, The

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Friends GAME DEVELOPER:Konami GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1986, Konami The Goonies is a great multi-level platformer game based on movie of the same name. Rob Strongman says it all in his review of the NES version for Classicgaming.com about what makes this game a classic: “The Goonies [...]



Road Fighter

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Friends GAME DEVELOPER:Konami GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1985, Konami Road Fighter is a fun, early top-down racer from Konami based on the hit arcade game of the same name. The game’s simplicity belies its addictiveness: drive your car as fast as you can along devious tracks, passing [...]



Yie Ar Kung-Fu II

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Friends GAME DEVELOPER:Konami GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1985, Konami Yie Ar Kung-Fu II is a superior sequel to Yie Ar Kung-Fu, one of the first really addictive beat ‘em up games. In this second game, Konami adds plenty of new enemies, levels, and attack moves. Although the [...]



Freddy Fish

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Mirror Images GAME PUBLISHER:Mirror Images Copyright 1983, Mirror Images Freddy Fish, Fleet Sweep, and Spyder are three arcade oldies by Mirror Images Software, no doubt one of the most obscure game developers ever. Similar to Windmill Software, Mirror Images produced games that were “inspired” [...]



Fleet Sweep

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Jake Richter GAME DEVELOPER:Mirror Images GAME PUBLISHER:Mirror Images Copyright 1983, Mirror Images Freddy Fish, Fleet Sweep, and Spyder are three arcade oldies by Mirror Images Software, no doubt one of the most obscure game developers ever. Similar to Windmill Software, Mirror Images produced games that were [...]



Spyder

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Ed Weed GAME DEVELOPER:Mirror Images GAME PUBLISHER:Mirror Images Copyright 1983, Mirror Images Freddy Fish, Fleet Sweep, and Spyder are three arcade oldies by Mirror Images Software, no doubt one of the most obscure game developers ever. Similar to Windmill Software, Mirror Images produced games that were [...]



Tombs and Treasure

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Nihon Falcom GAME PUBLISHER:Infocom Copyright 1989, Infocom The only game Infocom published on the console system, Tombs and Treasure is a lackluster adventure/RPG game set in the ancient ruins of Central America. Although the game looks like a typical console-style RPG when you are [...]



Princess Tomato in The Salad Kingdom

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Hudson Soft GAME PUBLISHER:Hudson Soft Copyright 1988, Hudson Soft One of the most overlooked games ever on the NES console, Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom is a fun, quirky, and wholly original adventure/RPG game that should appeal to anyone who likes unique, logical, [...]



River City Ransom

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Technos Japan GAME PUBLISHER:Technos Japan Copyright 1989, Technos Japan River City Ransom (a.k.a. Street Gangs in Europe) is one of the best beat ‘em ups ever made for any system, although it is sadly neglected by many gamers due to the unfortunate circumstance of [...]



Shodai Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Technos Japan GAME PUBLISHER:Technos Japan Copyright 1992, Technos Japan Shodai Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun, released only on the Super Nintendo, is a great sequel of Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun, the first game in Technos outstanding beat em-up series that star Kunio and Riki (Alex and Ryan [...]



Stocks & Bonds

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Avalon Hill GAME PUBLISHER:Avalon Hill Copyright 1982, Avalon Hill Stocks & Bonds is an excellent PC port of 3M/Avalon Hills board game of the same name that remains to this day one of the best tabletop stock market simulations ever made. Starting with $5,000 [...]



American Civil War: From Sumter To Appomattox

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Frank Hunter GAME DEVELOPER:Adanac GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1996, Adanac Arguably the best simulation of the American Civil War ever made, The American Civil War: From Sumter to Appomattox is the third incarnation in Frank Hunter?s Road from Sumter to Appomattox series that his company Adanac first [...]



Live A Live

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:SquareSoft GAME PUBLISHER:SquareSoft Copyright 1994, SquareSoft Released for the Super Nintendo, Live A Live is one of the most underrated RPGs ever made from SquareSoft, the acclaimed developer of Final Fantasy series. Although the cutesy anime characters and standard isometric perspective may make you [...]



Shadowrun

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Data East GAME PUBLISHER:Data East Copyright 1993, FASA Corp. Shadowrun is an excellent and highly underrated Super Nintendo RPG based on FASAs acclaimed cyberpunk pen & paper and board game. Although its graphically inferior to the SEGA Genesis game that uses the same license, [...]



Wonder Project J

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Enix GAME PUBLISHER:Enix Copyright 1994, Enix One of the best examples of Japanese developers (or more precisely Enix) wonderfully original take on games, Wonder Project J (released only for the Super Nintendo) is a highly underrated game that defies categorization. It is a rare [...]



Pocket Tanks

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Michael Welch GAME DEVELOPER:Blitwise Productions GAME PUBLISHER:Blitwise Productions Copyright 2001, Blitwise Productions Pocket Tanks is a delightful and highly imaginative scratchware game. A brainchild of Micheal P Welch, author of Scorched Tanks and DX-Ball, this artillery based shoot ‘em up is his latest creation, which can [...]



Strategic Baseball Simulator

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:D.B. Schmidt GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2001, D.B. Schmidt The beauty of computer baseball is that it is easy to get the numbers right. Baseball more than any other sport is game of easily seen percentages, averages and potentials. The large number of excellent baseball [...]



British Open Championship Golf

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Looking Glass Technologies GAME PUBLISHER:EIDOS Interactive Copyright 1997, Looking Glass Technologies Probably the most obscure game ever designed by Looking Glass Technologies, British Open: Championship Golf is also a hugely underrated golf game that deserves recognition for the many innovations in the genre best [...]



EVO: Search for Eden

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Enix GAME PUBLISHER:Enix Copyright 1993, Enix One of the most original action/RPG hybrids Ive come across, EVO: Search for Eden is a fun game that throws you millions of years back in time. Starting out as a fish, your task is to climb the [...]



Harvest Moon

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Natsume GAME PUBLISHER:Natsume Copyright 1997, Natsume Harvest Moon is one of the best examples of Japanese developers creative powers. First released for the Super Nintendo in 1997, the game went on to attract a loyal following and spawn many sequels on the Playstation, Gameboy, [...]



Cult

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Lee Blum GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2000, Lee Blum Cult is a simple, yet enjoyable top-down -viewed adventure game. Zack Bon, a special operations officer, must solve a situation involving a strange cult who have barricaded themselves in a villa, and the police suspect they [...]



MissionForce: Cyberstorm

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Dynamix GAME PUBLISHER:Sierra On-Line Copyright 1996, Dynamix One of the best giant robot strategy games ever made, bar none. MissionForce: Cyberstorm from Dynamix is a hex-based, top-down, turn-based wargame set in the same universe as Earthsiege, an earlier Dynamix classic. You control a fleet [...]



Warpath 97

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Dan Samuel GAME DEVELOPER:Synthetic Reality GAME PUBLISHER:Synthetic Reality Copyright 1997, Synthetic Reality Not to be confused with the Playstation game of the same name, Warpath 97 is a great game of galactic conquest that boasts one of the most intriguing diplomacy modules I have seen. The [...]



Space Bucks

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:David Lester GAME DEVELOPER:Impressions GAME PUBLISHER:Sierra On-Line Copyright 1996, Impressions Space Bucks is one of the most overlooked strategy games from Impressions, maker of the successful Caesar series. Although the game is not as bad as Impressions? notorious Rise and Rule of Ancient Empire, it?s not [...]



Aerobiz Supersonic

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:KOEI GAME PUBLISHER:KOEI Copyright 1994, KOEI One of the very few business simulations released for the Super Nintendo (the version for SEGA Genesis was also made), Aerobiz Supersonic from KOEI is a fun airline management game that is not as complex (in terms of [...]



Can’t Stop

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Sid Sackson & George Crawshay GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2000, George Crawshay Cant Stop is an excellent freeware PC version of the Parker Brothers board game of the same name designed by Sid Sackson, legendary board game designer (Acquire, Domination, and dozens others). The game [...]



Monad

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Sid Sackson & George Crawshay GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2000, George Crawshay Monad is an excellent freeware PC version of Sid Sacksons classic card/board game of the same name, released as Die 1 Million in Germany. The wonderful description at this Sid Sackson fan site [...]



Cities

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Max Tillberg & Klaus-Juergen Wrede GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2001, Max Tillberg Cities is a fun freeware brainteaser for Windows designed by Max Tillberg based on tiles from Carcassonne, an inventive board game from Hans im Gluck, a German publisher, published outside Germany by Rio [...]



Choice

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Sid Sackson & George Crawshay GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 2000, George Crawshay Choice is a great freeware PC version of an excellent dice game designed by Sid Sackson, of Acquire fame, first included in his A Gamut of Games book and later released as a [...]



Bermuda Square

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:XOR Corporation GAME PUBLISHER:XOR Corporation Copyright 1987, XOR Corporation Bermuda Square is a fun little game based on a neat little mathematical equation: 1^2 + 2^2 + 3^2 + … + 24^2 = 70^2. Your objective is to place as many squares as possible [...]



Shogi Variants

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Steve Evans GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1998, Steve Evans Shogi Variants is a great freeware game for Windows 3.x and up that boasts a wide range of variants of Shogi, a popular Japanese chess game. The official description says it all: Shogi Variants is a [...]



Star Saga: One: Beyond The Boundary

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Andrew Greenberg & Rick Dutton GAME DEVELOPER:Masterplay Publishing GAME PUBLISHER:Electronic Arts Copyright 1987, Masterplay Publishing One of the most underrated, unknown classics ever made for the PC, Star Saga: One – Beyond The Boundary is the first in a short-lived series of science fiction adventure/RPG games [...]



Wizardry I-II-III: Story of Llylgamyn

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Andrew Greenberg & Robert Woodhead GAME DEVELOPER:Sir-Tech GAME PUBLISHER:Sir-Tech Copyright 1992, Sir-Tech Wizardry I-II-III is an excellent remake of the first three Wizardry games for the Super Nintendo, combined in one “game” that lets you play each of the three titles in any order (with the [...]



Baron: The Real Estate Simulation

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Jim Zuber GAME DEVELOPER:Blue Chip GAME PUBLISHER:Blue Chip Copyright 1986, Blue Chip Baron: The Real Estate Simulation is, as the name suggests, a simulation of the real estate industry. The game is undoubtedly the best simulation of this industry I have ever seen, and given its [...]



Tycoon: The Commodity Market Simulation

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Jim Zuber GAME DEVELOPER:Blue Chip GAME PUBLISHER:Blue Chip Copyright 1986, Blue Chip Tycoon: The Commodity Market Simulation is, as the name suggests, a simulation of the commodities market. The game puts you in the shoes of a commodities trader who buys and sells various futures (a [...]



PRO Challenge

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:XOR Corporation GAME PUBLISHER:XOR Corporation Copyright 1987, XOR Corporation PRO Challenge is a fun, “light” version of XOR’s celebrated NFL Challenge, one of the best American football simulations ever made. Instead of coaching a team through the entire season, PRO Challenge lets one or [...]



Millionaire Release 2

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Jim Zuber GAME DEVELOPER:Blue Chip GAME PUBLISHER:Blue Chip Copyright 1987, Blue Chip Last game in Jim Zuber/Blue Chip’s superb line of business simulations, Millionaire Release 2 is the second and far superior release of Millionaire, a great stock market simulation. Although at first glance the game [...]



Paranoid

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Ben North & Tom North GAME DEVELOPER:The Bit Bucket Brothers GAME PUBLISHER:The Bit Bucket Brothers Copyright 1992, The Bit Bucket Brothers Although at first glance an ordinary Breakout clone, Paranoid stands out for its extremely well defined, solid gameplay, evident by the fact that once you [...]



Obliterator (freeware)

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Justin Smith GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1997, Justin Smith Obliterator is a fine, small and free 360 degree space shooter, with aim no more glorious than achieving a score as high as possible. Luckily, Obliterator plays well and fun indeed. By shooting multiple and distinctive [...]



Monospace

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:Milo Sedlacek GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1998, Milo Sedlacek Monospace Shooter is one of the best freeware shoot ‘em ups you’ll ever come across. It features very smooth-scrolling action and an excellent graphical detail even in a limited white-on-black palette (hence the name Monospace). There [...]



Combatribes

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Technos Japan GAME PUBLISHER:Technos Japan Copyright 1992, Technos Japan Combatribes is one of the most underrated SNES games from Technos, most famous for their Kunio-kun series and Double Dragon games. Similar to other 2D side-scrolling beat em ups, the plot is quite negligible: you [...]



Threat

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Webfoot Technologies GAME PUBLISHER:Webfoot Technologies Copyright 1997, Webfoot Technologies Threat is one of the best shareware action games ever made, bar none. Dan Nguyen said it all in his review for Games Domain: ?There are only a handful of shareware games from the Internet [...]



Molez

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:FRACTiLE Games GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1997, FRACTiLE Games Molez is an excellent deathmatch game for up to 4 players, in a style similar to Liero and Worms. You control the tiny moles, armed to their teeth with 5 weapons you can select from the [...]



Super Dodgeball

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Technos Japan GAME PUBLISHER:Technos Japan Copyright 1989, Technos Japan Without a doubt my most favorite game in Technos Kunio-kun series, Super Dodgeball is an excellent rendition of dodgeball, a fictional sports game that is a very popular subject for Japanese games. If youve never [...]



Solstice

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Software Creations GAME PUBLISHER:Sony Imagesoft Copyright 1990, Software Creations Solstice (released only for the NES) and its sequel Equinox (only on SNES) are two of the most underrated console titles ever made. Best described as puzzle RPGs, both games are isometric, third-person games that [...]



Equinox

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Software Creations GAME PUBLISHER:Sony Imagesoft Copyright 1993, Software Creations Solstice (released only for the NES) and its sequel Equinox (only on SNES) are two of the most underrated console titles ever made. Best described as puzzle RPGs, both games are isometric, third-person games that [...]



Wizard of Wor

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER:SYS64738 GAME DEVELOPER:Midway GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware Copyright 1998, SYS64738 Wizard of Wor is an excellent remake of Midway?s hit arcade game of the same name. The idea: one or two players move around a variety of line-drawn mazes shooting the creatures that wander within. Eliminating all of [...]



Legend of the Mystical Ninja

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From the Database of Home of the Underdogs GAME DESIGNER: GAME DEVELOPER:Konami GAME PUBLISHER:Konami Copyright 1991, Konami Ahh… the memories. This was one of the few SNES games I played and really liked while growing up. As a die-hard PC gamer, I tended to scoff at what I call nauseatingly cute console games. Well, Legend [...]