Old PC Gaming


  • Rayman

    Saturday, April 27, 2019

    Rayman 4

    If you’re the least bit familiar with the console videogame market, you may know about UbiSoft’s Rayman. This side-scrolling action game originated from the same nest that brought us Nintendo’s Mario, Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog, and Shiny Entertainment’s Earthworm Jim; it puts a cute action hero in the middle of intensive shooting, bashing, and jumping […]

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  • Arcade America

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    Arcade America 2.5

    Arcade America is an platformer where our hero, Joey, has to find all manner of monsters spread across the US, from Woodstock to Alcatraz. Joey picks up ammo and extra life time by running over objects on the road as he goes from destination to destination. There are also numerous secret rooms in which can […]

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  • Toy Story

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    Toy Story 2

    Given Toy Story had its original roots on the computer, you’d expect a game based the things would be an instant hit. Unfortunately, the film’s license and cast of colorful characters seem to be the only elements that survived this attempt to bring Toy Story’s big-screen delights to your PC monitor. Originally rushed to market […]

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  • Earthworm Jim 2

    Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Earthworm Jim 2 4

    For those who aren’t familiar with Jim, he’s a worm. He runs. He jumps. He carries cows. Even though these games are really unessential (especially if you’re at all familiar with their console versions), there’s something about the gameplay Shiny Entertainment manages to coax out of the tired platform genre which makes these such engaging […]

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  • Animaniacs: A Gigantic Adventure

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    Animaniacs: A Gigantic Adventure 3

    Animaniacs: A Gigantic Adventure is a pretty straightforward platformer. Play as all three characters of the 1990s TV series (Yakko, Wakko, or Dot), pick up power-ups placed around each level, avoid enemies, get to the end of the level. All standard arcade fare. One aspect of the game that fails are the controls, which aren’t […]

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  • Taz: Wanted

    Sunday, November 25, 2018

    Taz: Wanted 4

    After about a decade of duding through horrible 3D ‘cartoon’ graphics, here we finally have a game based on an animated show with proper cell-shaded visuals to do justice to its source material. That’s pretty much the first thing you can notice in Taz: Wanted, a platformer which fully uses the Looney Tunes license, and […]

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  • Zorro

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    Zorro 2

    In Capstone’s Zorro, the fabled hero of Old Mexico gets to show off his trademark moves in a side-scrolling platform puzzler that bears a striking resemblance to the classic Prince of Persia. Unfortunately, the resemblance is only artificial. The main problem with Zorro is its control — or the lack of it — which drags […]

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  • Rampage World Tour

    Thursday, November 22, 2018

    Rampage World Tour 3

    Rampage World Tour is a updated version of the classic Rampage. For starters, the playfield scrolls to the left and right, so you’re no longer limited to a single screen. Since there are more buildings to destroy, the gameplay has been sped up, and the monsters have some new moves — an added kick button […]

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  • Frogger’s Adventures: The Rescue

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Frogger’s Adventures: The Rescue 3.5

    Frogger actually has a long history on the PC. First appearing as an arcade game in the 80s, it was remade by Konami in 2002 (Frogger Beyond) and then again with Frogger Adventures one year later. The game is still a top-view platformer tailored for a very young audience. The game world is beautifully bright […]

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  • The Adventures of Lomax

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    The Adventures of Lomax 3.5

    The Adventures of Lomax is a platformer from start to finish, similar to Crash, Gex or Earthworm Jim. It’s defining feature is that it’s based on the Lemmings universe. You control Lomax, who is a smarter-than-your-average Lemming, and have to run, jump, dig, build and throw enemies through twenty odd levels. Visually, the game is […]

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