Stonekeep is a strange first-person Role-Playing Game, developed and published by Interplay Productions in 1995.
Released in 1989 for the Sega Megadrive/Genesis, Phantasy Star II is a pioneering RPG for its time. It’s a sequel, obviously; to the classic Sega Master System release of 1987, Phantasy Star.
One of my favourite Cinemaware games, It Came From The Desert is a satirical detective story based on 1950s sci-fi B-movies about giant ants.
Text adventures, with graphics and complex command parsers, were very popular back in the early days of home computing.
You would sit there, typing instructions into a fantasy world on your computer, climbing imaginary trees, and walking imaginary north. It was all “imaginary” because you had to have an imagination to play these games. Your average moron with no imagination would never play a text adventure, like they would never read a book. Because they cannot read the text and then construct a visual world inside their imagination.
I’ve played a number of different versions of Sim Ant and would have to say that the Super Nintendo version is probably my favourite.
A weird, colourful, original worm-based race game on the ZX Spectrum, released by Romantic Robot in 1985.
Actually, Wriggler is less of a “race” game and more of a “crawl” game. The pace is not very fast at all.
This innovative 1983 ZX Spectrum game was one of the very first to use isometric 3D graphics.