Old PC Gaming

Shoot ‘Em Up.

  • South Park

    Saturday, February 16, 2019

    South Park 2

    I’m one of the few people who watched South Park from its first season, way back when Matt and Trey awkwardly made introductions to each episode. The series really came into its own at around Season 10, and looking back to the first episodes I can’t help but wonder why I watched them. You stumble […]

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  • Shadowgrounds

    Saturday, January 26, 2019

    Shadowgrounds 4

    This top-down perspective, mission-based action game will remind you of those classic 2D arcade shooters (Crusader: No Regret, Syndicate Wars, Crimsonland etc.) but with an added layer of complexity which includes more complex gameplay, an actual story, and fantastic graphics. Shadowgrounds is set in the near future at a time when the Earth is riddled […]

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  • Starfighter 3000

    Monday, December 24, 2018

    Starfighter 3000 3.5

    A remake of the original game of the same title released a few years before for the Acorn Archimedes platform, Starfighter 3000 features more detailed graphics (now all surfaces are texture-mapped and a fogging filter reduces clipping). Featuring 15 levels in 4 worlds, the player controls the Predator Mark-IV, a fighter ship capable of space […]

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  • Hot Wheels: Jetz

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    Hot Wheels: Jetz 2

    Hot Wheels: Jetz puts the player in the cockpit of one of seven available jet fighters. The mission: Save your house from the evil Bossbot who’s taken control of all of your toys! Shoot down enemy toys with a miniature jet fighter where rooms in the house are the battlegrounds and pieces of furniture are […]

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  • Battleship: Surface Thunder

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    Battleship: Surface Thunder 3

    Battleship: Surface Thunder is actually two games in one. The first game is the classic Battleship (the board game) and the other a new “arcade” version that is very similar to Overboard. The classic game pits you against one to three computer or human opponents. You can play against humans by the “hot-seat” method or […]

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  • Captain Quazar

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    Captain Quazar 2

    Since giving up the ghost as a console manufacturer and moving into PC software, 3D0 got off to a promising start, but then Captain Quazar happened. Featuring the camp antics of a space hero, this lame outing would have barely passed as a 16-bit console game. The story is simple. Quazar is an inter-planetary space […]

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  • Storm Angel

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    Storm Angel 3.5

    R-Type, Tyrian, Project-X… all of them classic side-scrolling shoot em ups and nearly all of them forgotten to time. There were, however, some attempts at remakes, and one of the lesser ones was Storm Angel. It sports 3D graphics in place of the traditional 2D found in its progenitors, but the action is pretty much […]

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  • Future Cop: L.A.P.D.

    Sunday, October 7, 2018

    Future Cop: L.A.P.D. 4

    It’s the future, and Los Angeles has degraded into a smoggy trashheap of illegal drugs, rampaging mutants, and super-villains with cool names who enjoy clubbing baby seals and taunting the police. To keep law and order, the L.A.P.D. has created a bipedal, ass-stomping robot loaded with enough firepower to level a city, and lets it […]

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  • Gromada

    Sunday, September 2, 2018

    Gromada 3

    Developer: Gromada Inc. Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Release: June 19, 2000

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  • Super Stardust 96

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    Super Stardust 96 4

    Developer: Housemarque Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Release: 1996

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