Category Archives: Strategy

Wizard of Wor

Wizard of Wor is originally an arcade game released 1981 by the company Bally Midway (Midway Home Entertainment).

The same year it was ported for the Commodore 64 and joined the line of one of the most addicting computer action games for two players.

Gameplay:

Each player has a Hero called Worrior who has the abililities to walk through a maze-styled dungeon and be able to shoot at monsters.

The game itself can be played alone or with a player who can be your opponent  or you decide to be on teamwork and fight against these evil looking creatures.

Doors who are placed at the right and left side of the dungeon, can be used to travel from one end to another.

The game has 13 dungeons and 5 different types of Monsters which are called Burwor, Garwor, Thorwor, Worluk and the Wizard of Wor.

Some Monsters can be only seen on the displayed Radar but not on the maze itself.

Bonuses (double points next round) apply for shooting a Worluk or the Wizard of Wor.

Should you manage to reach Level 8 your rank will be changed to “Worlord”..but beware..now its gonna be tough..

The game is remade by Tóth Krisztián, a hungarian coder who brought the commodore 64
version back to our screen with HTML5.

wizard of wor

http://wizardofwor.krissz.hu/

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Sierra´s Gem

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.

jones in the fast lane

http://home.broadpark.no/~kboye/jones/jones.html

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Blocks Meet Blog

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.

tetris

http://owdata.tetrisfriends.com/data/nblox/nblox.swf

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Cinemaware Strikes Back..

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.

defender of the crown

http://www.cinemaware.com/browser/dotc/final.asp

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

 

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Green Encounter..

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”.

lemmings game

http://www.elizium.nu/scripts/lemmings

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