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Editorial Staff

Herr M.

Longtime contributor and verbose commentator. Loves Roleplaying Games, Adventures and Puzzle Games. Gets strangely nostalgic when he enters a DOS prompt, hears a Gameboy *ding* or sees horrible colour palettes. Always good for a second opinion on everything.

Mr Creosote

Website founder. Likes adventure and strategy games. Enjoys perfection, but cannot help finding the fly in the ointment. Has a weak spot for the obscure and loves the beauty of imperfection.


Played together with his little brother cute Nintendo games and gambled undercover Wolfenstein and Larry on the PC. But real nostalgic feelings only come up with the C64 and 8-bit consorts. Passion for everything that is cyberspaced, fun and fast.

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Dizzy was a regular at the Spam Club who shared a little of his ZX Spectrum expertise with us and the world.

Review Highlight: Jet Set Willy

Jet Set Willy was the follow-up to the very successful platform game Manic Miner and, like its predecessor, it was written by Matthew Smith, a very young programmer with a wild imagination, of whom great things were expected. That's not exactly the way it turned out, but more on that later.

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I don't think I need to say much more, do I? Diablo is a game everybody has played. For many, it was one of the first and most intense gaming experiences in their lives. But then, when this website was started, it was still quite new, and even back then we were celebrating the game's of yesteryear. What was current then can now be considered "good old".

Mr Creosote



That looks promising, to say the least, doesn't it? A pirate, treasure, a trap, an evil skeleton getting ready for a swordfight… what's not to like? The game, appropriately titled Traps 'n' Treasures, does deliver on what it promises. Apart from the in-game audiovisuals maybe. Also, it's actually rather brainy for a platformer.

Mr Creosote



A cesspool of iniquity full of hopeless characters, a metropolitan moloch covered with constant rain, a dystopian world choking on crime and corruption. Scenes like that are often quoted by the cyberpunk genre. But recently a series of extremely brutal and inexplicable murders went down. Can DreamWeb provide good food for the future-pessimistic player?




At the beginning of the year, I reflected about quiet introspection. Turns out that in spite of all, it turned into a busy year 46 new game entries, i.e. almost one per week. Plus numerous re-visits/rewrites of games previously covered, in order to improve our existing contents. Making overall 67 new reviews – well over one a week. We covered games from 1978 as well as 2021, for 10 different systems, across all genres. Sometimes, I think we should focus more. But then, there are so many fascinating games waiting everywhere!

Today, we close the year with a returning user. beranmuden, local specialist of everything Sierra, concludes the Police Quest trilogy with part 3: The Kindred. What could be more appropriate for new year's celebrations than some crime? Remember: Don't drink and drive! Sonny Bonds surely agrees.

Mr Creosote



Handhelds does not only let you live it up by playing fast-paced action games, but also give you the opportunity for some serious mental training in every kind of puzzle and board games. Away from the worldwide community of Chess, Go and Othello, there is a little brain teaser hidden in the depths of the Gameboy library: Curtain up for the Cool Spot in his first game: 7UP Proudly Presents Spot: The Video Game!




Perspective all wrong, absolutely no sense of distance and a mega distorted body. Yet, Lionheart somehow made the reputation of being a graphical masterpiece. What is, unfortunately, much less discussed is the wide variety of levels, also as far as gameplay is concerned, the game offers. Personally, I never really got into it. It's just too ugly. Graphics matter!

Mr Creosote



Believe me, Cold War nostalgia will come. Wasn't the world a lot simpler then? No matter on which side of the iron curtain you lived, at least you knew who your enemy was. Whom not to trust. Who would protect you. Even if this act of protection would actually mean blowing up the whole world.

East vs. West: Berlin 1948 takes us back to the beginnings of that era. Don't expect a James Bond style action spectacle, though. This one deals with actual spy themes and gets quite a bit out of it.

P.S. Enjoy the world-exclusive solution I wrote upon realizing there is none out there!

Mr Creosote



What does a hearing aid have to do with a seesaw? Well, the German company Interton was founded as a manufacturer for hearing aids and produced in the 70s a little-known gaming-console. One of the around 40 released modules is Circus, which involves two clowns bouncing on a seesaw.




Believe it or not, it's Civilization V! Its free reimplementation, known as Unciv to be exact. Complex strategy, freely available for various platforms – this gets our stamp of approval, even if nowhere really old.

Mr Creosote


Did you know...

...that we're trying to collect every floppy disk image of every game ever released for IBM PC? For that, we need your help - or the games might be lost forever!
So what is this site? To put it in the most simple way imaginable: It's a site about digital games. Not about the latest gaming news, but about the games themselves, and - as you've already surmised from the site's name - specializing in what's usually considered 'classic' these days. Of course, definitions of 'classic' differ widely. However, if you browse around a little, you'll find us covering pretty much everything (with varying intensity) from the earliest home systems (late 1970s) to the end of the last millenium.