Developed by Clockwork Games and published by Psygnosis in 1995, 3D Lemmings is an alternative take on the Lemmings gameplay formula – this time, as the title suggests, in a 3D environment. And it doesn’t work too badly…
DMA Design‘s puzzle game, Lemmings, was a big hit with gamers when it was first released in 1991. The simple-but-compulsive gameplay and cute graphics won over everyone who played it.
Published by Psygnosis in 1994, Flink is one of those games that looks really nice but is frustrating to play, although it does eventually evolve into something worth playing.
Rollcage is a fast, physics-based racing game developed by Attention To Detail and published by Psygnosis in 1999.
Although there were small Christmas demos made for Lemmings in 1991 and ’92, Holiday Lemmings 1993 was the first full retail release of a Lemmings game based on Christmas.
The sequel to the brilliant Lemmings is even better than the first one, with clearer graphics and more interesting levels and gameplay.
Here’s a second, completely different set of grabs of Andrew Spencer‘s classic Ecstatica. The game is so good that it deserves more attention…
Andrew Spencer Studios‘ 1994 release, Ecstatica, is a masterpiece of survival horror.
Ecstatica is as unforgiving as it is surprising. Turning the wrong corner will often result in death – at least until you can gain a foothold in the game.
Psygnosis‘ Hired Guns is an innovative, squad-based tactical action game where the player takes control of a team of four mercenaries (from a pool of twelve), each of which has their own viewpoint in the play area.
In some ways Hired Guns is like a split screen, sci-fi version of Dungeon Master. Your team have a first-person viewpoint of the action and can each be individually controlled, either in single-player, or alongside other human players.
The action is involving and absorbing and can get very tense at times.
Graphically, Hired Guns is quite good. Interesting and detailed, but a little dated in places. Maybe it’s the colour palettes? But – then again – the game is over 25 years old now, so it can be forgiven for being visually clunky.
Hired Guns on the Amiga is still worth a play today, if you can find a copy!