Category Archives: Strategy
Jones in the Fast Lane is a round based life-simulation game by Sierra where the player can play against 4 Competitors or against the Computer.
each round represents a week where your character (you can choose one of 4 at the beginnig) is displayed as a tiny dot on a map, which you move from building to building to educate yourself, work at your job, pay your rent, buy food, clothing and much more.
after a week is ended its the turn of the next player to get his/her things done and the player wins who reached the goal which can be defined before the game starts.
i must say, i first was sceptical as i started to play the game..wondering if i will quit it after a few minutes but after playing it for hours, i realized i play here one of Sierra´s Gems.
the graphics are very nice drawn and the digitized and animated images gave the game a realistic touch, not to forget Sierra added in this Version digitized speech as well.
i would like to thank Yar Telling, a friend and resident of the virtual world Second Life to pointing me out to that very beautiful retro game.
Alexei Paschitnow a russian Coder created 1984 on an Elektronika-60-Computer one of the most simplest and addictivest games of all times..TETRIS.
as mentioned the Idea was and still is simple..7 different types of falling blocks have to be rotated before they fall down, to match a horizontal line. when a horizontal line is filled the blocks fall down one level.
the game ends when one of the blocks reach the top of the screen and none can be placed on top of the last line anymore.
Tetris was released for almost every Console Type,PC´s, on Handhelds and Mobile Phones.
one of the best strategy games you can call from the good old days is for sure Defender of the Crown..based on the book Ivanhoe the Black Knight written by Sir Walter Scott.
it was one of the rare games with very awesome animations in a cinemtopgraphic style ingame and in the cut sequences.
the game was first released for Amiga in 1986 and then later other releases followed.
Update:Broken Link, since Cinemaware update their page and released Defender of the Crown on Itunes.
Thx to the Admin of the Blog Gold Coaster for pointing out
They dig, look desperately for exists, use parachutes..and if they cant make their way out they nuke themself..YES..The Lemmings are back..The most addicting Game so ever..maybe you played the Amiga or PC Version or any other before..now its time to meet them again..be prepared..or as a Lemming once said “Lets go”.