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Re: The best 90´s PC game

by CRTGAMER Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:28 am

When I think of 90s games, two things come to mind. EGA-VGA Polygons and complicated Keyboard controls adding to the game atmosphere.

Sentinel Returns maybe not the best, but definitely a unique different game. There are 90's games that have a lost style of game play yet to be coded again on modern platforms. Galapagos is another bizarre game available on the PC and Mac.

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Galapagos: Mendel's Escape
An early take on "Virtua Pet". You don't have to feed it, but guide its AI into doing tasks, exploring the world and escaping. You control the environment to make Mendel react to it.


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Jet Fighter II and TFX
The DOS games along with Microsoft Flight Simulator really opened up flying on a PC. Jet Fighter II and TFX had great camera controls rolling around the airplane and landscape.

Jet Fighter II


TFX has a very neat target view mode yet to be coded in modern Flight Sims. View target, bank towards target rolls to front view, level out plane and the view rolls back to the target. You can even switch to missile view just like the Iraq war briefings. Oh and Stormin' Norman briefs you in the game.

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Re: The best 90´s PC game

by J T Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:15 pm

My high school computer science class was basically just a lazy teacher letting us play Marathon on a LAN for hours.
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Re: The best 90´s PC game

by TSTR Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:35 pm

J T wrote:My high school computer science class was basically just a lazy teacher letting us play Marathon on a LAN for hours.

same except UT99 instead lol
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Re: The best 90´s PC game

by ExedExes Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:09 pm

Any mentions of Terminal Velocity yet? Because there should be.
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Re: The best 90´s PC game

by Tanooki Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:07 pm

Agreed on terminal velocity and it's a nice grab on gog currently. I'm surprised Comanche hadn't popped up I that flight post. I miss the original one.
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Re: The best 90´s PC game

by Gunstar Green Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:34 pm

For me personally the MechWarrior 2 trilogy was also a huge deal for me in the 90's and wasn't mentioned yet.

The original MechWarrior 2 was one of the early games to push 3D acceleration at a time when there was no standard so there's literally dozens of versions of the game floating around, each tailor made for specific graphics card chipsets. It's pretty crazy.
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