Dan Gorlin‘s Typhoon Thompson in Search For the Sea Child is a smart little title to play in an emulator now, although you do have to get the controls right to enjoy it properly. It’s a mouse and keyboard game but can be gotten to work with a joypad, if you’re persistent.
System Shock 2, PC
The above is a screenshot I took when I wrote the world first review for PC Zone magazine, way back in 1999. I like it because it’s simple, atmospheric, and quintessentially System Shock 2.
Operation Wolf, PC Engine
This grab is as good as any to start off with… I love the colour and composition of this Operation Wolf PC Engine screenshot.
World Class Leaderboard, Commodore 64
World Class Leaderboard on the Commodore 64 is one of my favourite games of all time, but I’m not really much of a golf fan. This goes some way to demonstrating just how GOOD this game is.
Chase HQ, Arcade
Taito‘s Chase HQ is an intense arcade driving game where you chase down criminals and have to bash them into submission with your vehicle.
Swords and Sorcery, ZX Spectrum
Swords and Sorcery by PSS is an early RPG that was way ahead of its time (it having been first released in 1985), and also surprisingly tense and feature-packed, considering that it fit in to only 48K of memory.
We Love Katamari, PlayStation 2
Namco‘s We Love Katamari on the PlayStation 2 is one of the most imaginative games ever made! It is the sequel to 2004’s Katamari Damacy and takes the idea of rolling things up further than its predecessor did, resulting in another fantastic and bizarre adventure in item-collecting.