Archive for July 2010
As you can see in this photo there is PS1 with LCD screen which I use when I am bored out of my mind and want to play a quick game of either Street Fighter Alpha or King of Fighters. There are many other games I have for this little console which is also moded so it opens the doors for tons of new never before seen imports. You can see the monitor next to it is from my main PC while the one on the side with Commander Keen 4 on it is the classic desktop's monitor. I also have two keyboards there, one wireless and the other one with wires. I also have two mice, one wireless and one with wires.
Here is a close up of the keyboard area which also has a USB hub so I can add four extra USB connections. They work well because I have two printers connected to my main PC for work purposes. You can also see my external hard drive which is already full(500 gb of stuff!) so I will need to get a new one sometime in the future. I have a lot of discs I need to back up!
So here are my three desktops. From left to right(new, middle, old). On top of the new one is the control of the speakers as well as the subwoofer while on top of the middle desktop there is a balance that works via USB that I use to weight the items I sale on ebay so that I can print a shipping label via-paypal. It works great!
Here are my two printers, one laser(the big one) and one crappy inkjet. I only keep the inkjet because the laser printer only prints in black and white. Inkjet on the other hand can print in color. Besides, I just bought the cartridges for the inkjet like a month ago.
And here is a closer photo of the monster laser printer. It can do everything!! HOORRRAAAYYYY!
So that's it, I should be alright for now with my computers, hope you people liked this entry. It took me a while to put together mainly because the photos are of high resolution and I was using "borrowed" internet to upload them.
Another popular game that deserves to get a word out is Jazz Jack Rabbit. This game had a lot of geeks in the early 90s crazy about some nice good spanking side scrolling action. I remember trying out the game and just coming back for more. This game is everything you can ask for which is great because that's mainly why it's so popular or was so popular so to speak. The game is really challenging later on but still remains fun. Sadly, I never finished the game as I only had the shareware like many of us and wasn't easy on sending money in an envelope to some building that may not even exist anymore. Either way, there should be a full version out there somewhere.
Another great game that has long been forgotten, Zeilard was an amazing game with little recognition. The game plays like a side scrolling adventure game with RPG elements. To make things simpler I will refer it as a game that plays like Zelda 2. The game is very challenging at times and keeps you interested in the storyline. Your mission is to turn the princess back to normal as she is a statue for the time being. The game plays amazingly well and very responsive for a hack and slash adventure title. The music either PC speaker or sound blaster is incredible. This game is one of the hidden gems for the old PC systems and it's highly recommended at least by me.
One of the games I could never get to work in my Pentium 77mhz computer was Bio Menace. As kewl as the game looked I couldn't get it to work, the computer would always crash and I was left with nothing! Finally, one day I went to my friends house to play some PC games and guess what game he had? Bio Menace and guess what more? It worked. I was in heaven and I wouldn't let my friend play it with the excuse of "you have this game to play all the time" It always worked. Years went by and I found out that the computer problems with Bio Menace were very common which made me feel good and bad. Good because I wasn't the only one in pain but bad because I was never able to play it. Now with DOSBOX and my sexy classic PC I am able to enjoy it everywhere and it was worth the years of wait(didn't got to play it at my friends house that much especially after I got into a fight with him oh well). The game is outrageous and a lot of fun. Apogee sure got things right with all these amazing titles we enjoyed, well at least some of us.
Another hit game for the older games with side scrolling style gameplay was Hocus Pocus. The game had yourself shooting bad guys down with your magic powers..It's not bad at all and quite interesting as well. Then again, all these games were really unique even though the same engine was used on them. Hocus Pocus FTW!
Since I have been talking about FPS of the past, why not do one more? Blake Stone is one of the FPS that very few talked about. It's not that it's bad but the game is just not well known. You can relate to games like Wolfestein 3D because it was one of the very first FPS to show yourself shooting Nazis yay! And Doom because well it's Doom! Blake Stone on the other hand has very interesting aspects. You can collect money to buy yourself health and I think weapons later on. There are also these scientists that will either help you or shoot you down or you can even shoot the good scientists down after they helped you har har har! Overall, this is another title you can check out and have a blast with.
Since it was only fair to mention Doom, why not mention the one that has always been in the shadows of Doom. Wolfestein 3D made us hate the Nazis even more. As a prisoner of these demented monsters, your only goal is to escape, get the hell out of there, abandon ship, whatever you might call it, just find a way out! The game itself is incredible and very tough as well. Getting shot right in front can really damage your health so in a way the game is very realistic. Don't forget to look at your poor guy's face in the bottom of the screen since you will see him bleed more and more as you take more damage. Heal him! Find soup, eat a turkey leg, or just find the health kit, you must survive! As much as you love Doom you have to give this one a try. I say it's just as good but not as long. The final boss is........
The covers for these games. I think the language is Chinese? Maybe?
Pokemon Games FTW!
Donald Duck Game, man he looks like he is freaking out! Can he ever get a break?
So that's all for now, I might have more stuff coming in the weekend but I'm not so sure. Until next time!
Another game I have been gaming in the past week is Diablo 2 for the PC as well. This game looks dated but it's as good as the day it was released. I highly recommend anyone who hasn't played it to pick it up. I want to get online experience which I will do very soon.
Other titles I have been going through are Gimmick!(famicom), Super C(NES), Winning Eleven(PS2), and Parasite Ever(PS1). That's all for now
A must play game!! CLASSIC ALL AROUND! Only problem is that it doesn't have sound...oh well...
Power up and destroy your enemies!
Overall, this game kicks ass, and it's highly recommended. The PC speaker sound makes it a delight and even though the majority of you will use DOS BOX to run this masterpiece, you will be missing out on the original PC speaker experience if you don't get one old PC but it's a small price to pay as long as you can get to enjoy the gameplay which is what matters most.
Here is some gameplay video.
The gameplay is similar to the Mario games so there will be a lot to like about this awesome title. Your main goal is to rescue these old wise men so you will have to keep your eyes opened for them as they are in different levels all over the map. Overall, it's a title I have talked about a lot in the past and will continue mentioning in the future. Cya!