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The Temple of Elemental Evil, PC

The Temple of Elemental Evil [ToEE] is a licensed Dungeons & Dragons RPG that was first released in 2003 by Atari. It is based on the Greyhawk campaign setting and uses the D&D 3.5 edition ruleset.

One look at The Temple of Elemental Evil and you’re going to think: “Baldur’s Gate“… Because it very much looks and plays like that particular game. That said: the game does have some heritage in the Fallout series, because Tim Cain (the lead designer on the original Fallout games) was also director of this.

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Toobin’, Arcade

Some old arcade games are instantly recognisable. Toobin’ – by Atari Games – is one of them.

It’s the only video game I can think of that utilises ‘kids floating down a river on a rubber tube’ style gameplay mechanics.

To control the kid (Biff or Jeff) on the tube you can paddle (using your hands), left and right, and backwards. Two players can splash it out simultaneously, although Toobin’ also has an AI-controlled opponent in single-player.

You end up battling it out to get through gates to pick up bonuses and cash. As the levels progress the obstacles get more intense, and weirder. From fishermen launching lines at you, to dinosaurs in the water. The water also gets rougher in certain places.

Toobin’ is still great fun to play now, and those distinct Atari graphics are still quite lovely. Well worth checking out!

More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toobin’