Tag Archives: Microprose

Dark Side, PC

The 1988 MS-DOS version of the classic Freescape game, Dark Side, is arguably the best version of the game available, since it runs fast and the controls are very responsive.

Incentive Software published the game in Europe and Microprose published it in North America.

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Colonization, Amiga

Also known as Sid Meier’s Colonization, this turn-based strategy game is based on the European colonisation of the New World, starting in 1492 and lasting until 1850. It’s essentially an updated and more-developed version of Sid Meier‘s previous game, Civilization. Which is no bad thing since Civilization is a superb, classic strategy game.

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Impossible Mission 2025: The Special Edition, Amiga CD32

A 1994 re-imagining of the Dennis Caswell C64 classic, Impossible Mission, which should have been great, but due to some poor decisions taken by the developers it falls well short of the mark.

It feels like the developers haven’t properly understood what made the original Impossible Mission good in the first place…

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Dark Side, Atari ST

Dark Side is the second Freescape game from Major Developments and was published by Incentive Software (Microprose in the US).

Freescape was one of the earliest (if not THE earliest) 3D game engine and was used to make a series of significant games in the mid Eighties.

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Flames of Freedom, Atari ST

Flames of Freedom is the 1991 sequel to Midwinter – a sprawling, open-ended action/strategy game created by Maelstrom Games.

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Simulcra, Atari ST

Simulcra is a cool third-person 3D shooter set on a complex series of colourful courses.

The game was developed by legendary coding team Graftgold and is one of their least well-known releases, but also one of their best.

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Civilization, PC

Sid Meier‘s Civilization is a classic turn-based strategy game first released by MicroProse in 1991.

Since then it has been re-made and re-released many times, such is the allure of its classic gameplay.

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Ultimate Race Pro, PC

It might seem like an innocuous title (and a bit of a Daytona clone), but Kalisto Entertainment and MicroProse‘s Ultimate Race Pro was a great, early pioneer of multiplayer online racing games.

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Elite Plus, PC

There were many versions of the classic space combat/trading game, Elite. The best, though, is arguably Elite Plus on the PC in VGA. Made by Chris Sawyer of Realtime Software in 1991.

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