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(Topless Robot)   Seven 1990s computer games that were not only quite terrible, but they featured some odd musicians. Yes, someone somewhere thought Prince could hold up a platformer   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 31
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2012-10-02 09:14:13 AM  
On the other end, I heard that David Bowie's Omikron: The Nomad Soul was fairly decent.

pixhost.me
 
2012-10-02 09:25:16 AM  
userserve-ak.last.fm
The man is 5'2" at most. He KNOWS about platforms
 
2012-10-02 09:51:06 AM  
img153.imageshack.us

Best game released in the 90s hands down
 
2012-10-02 10:19:29 AM  
REM released an interactive promo disc along with MONSTER that was interesting, with all sorts of
videogame-like things, but it was only for the press & industry people.
 
2012-10-02 11:41:38 AM  
mr-mercury.co.uk

How is it possible for this list not to include Queen: The eYe?
 
2012-10-02 11:45:26 AM  
What? No Revolution X?
 
2012-10-02 11:58:12 AM  

tinderfitles: What? No Revolution X?


They were focusing on PC games, so that's understandable. But man was that ever a staple of my visits to the arcade as a kid. That and Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom.
 
2012-10-02 12:02:35 PM  

cman: Best game released in the 90s hands down


Shining force?
 
2012-10-02 12:06:44 PM  

RexTalionis: Omikron


Done in one.

Other than a few the puzzles being incredibly hard, Omikron was great. The setting was great, parts of the game were more RPG-ish, others were like fighting games, some parts were a first person shooter, it had David Bowie performing at in-game bars, it had it all! I fondly remember feining the flu for several days in the seventh grade so that I could finish playing through that game.
 
2012-10-02 12:09:37 PM  

Phil Ken Sebben: cman: Best game released in the 90s hands down

Shining force?


Shining Force II

More free roaming. The storyline was a bit corny, but hey, it was fun
 
2012-10-02 12:12:22 PM  
remember the Queensryche CD-Rom game based in Promised Land?

http://mikeladano.com/2012/06/24/game-review-queensryches-promised-la n d-cd-rom/
 
2012-10-02 12:22:21 PM  

Hunter4242: tinderfitles: What? No Revolution X?

They were focusing on PC games, so that's understandable. But man was that ever a staple of my visits to the arcade as a kid. That and Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom.


I remember the Terminator 2 shooter game being pretty popular too.
 
2012-10-02 12:22:58 PM  
I own every single one on the list aside from the Rolling Stones CD-ROM. Originals. And the Queensryche one as well around here somewhere.

I like multimedia and interactive movies. Nevertheless the only ones I would actually recommend to anyone are the Devo game and the two Residents games.
 
2012-10-02 12:26:07 PM  

evilmrsock: [mr-mercury.co.uk image 476x226]

How is it possible for this list not to include Queen: The eYe?


Came for this. Never completed this one. In fact, not sure we got off of the first disc. But it was trippy indeed....

May have to get together and emulator and look a few on this list up.
 
2012-10-02 12:45:24 PM  
pics.mobygames.com
 
2012-10-02 01:44:13 PM  
Did anybody else ever play Chaos? It was in the same vein as Mist but impossibly difficult.
 
2012-10-02 01:51:11 PM  

cman: Phil Ken Sebben: cman: Best game released in the 90s hands down

Shining force?

Shining Force II

More free roaming. The storyline was a bit corny, but hey, it was fun


I'll never forgive those bastards for not releasing SF3 in english (yeah yeah, I know they did 1/3 of the game).

/goddamn Kraken took me awhile to beat
 
2012-10-02 02:20:02 PM  

tinderfitles: Hunter4242: tinderfitles: What? No Revolution X?

They were focusing on PC games, so that's understandable. But man was that ever a staple of my visits to the arcade as a kid. That and Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom.

I remember the Terminator 2 shooter game being pretty popular too.


T2: The Arcade Game. I'd routinely drop $10 or more of my hard earned paper route money on that thing every time I went to Wal-Mart back in the mid-90s.
 
2012-10-02 02:35:48 PM  

Droog8912: cman: Phil Ken Sebben: cman: Best game released in the 90s hands down

Shining force?

Shining Force II

More free roaming. The storyline was a bit corny, but hey, it was fun

I'll never forgive those bastards for not releasing SF3 in english (yeah yeah, I know they did 1/3 of the game).

/goddamn Kraken took me awhile to beat


Kraken was a biatch. Most of the time I ended up sending Luke and Peter to focus on the head. I would give a power ring to Peter and pray like hell that the kraken head targeted Luke. I finally learned the trick of beating the kraken properly, and that is patience. Let the legs and the head come to you. Dont put your guys out in a position to draw the legs/head out.

The first battle can be pretty damn hard. The ghosts outnumber you 2-to-1. But I think the hardest battle is in Mutilas shrine with that lesser devil. I always HATED that one. That and the battle with the harpys at the pool saving Elrich or whatever his name is.
 
2012-10-02 03:41:13 PM  
Roseanne Barr's Massage Adventure was surprisingly disappointing.
 
2012-10-02 03:41:44 PM  

RexTalionis: On the other end, I heard that David Bowie's Omikron: The Nomad Soul was fairly decent.

[pixhost.me image 300x300]


So many hours spent in that world. Great fun, for sure!
 
2012-10-02 03:50:18 PM  
I think I have a copy of that Devo game kicking around somewhere. Now I really want to try it.
 
2012-10-02 04:01:48 PM  
OJ's Slow White Bronco was more my speed.
 
2012-10-02 04:02:11 PM  
I had Bad Day At The Midway.
 
2012-10-02 04:37:23 PM  
I actually own Prince Interactive (sadly the CD is scratched now) and Peter Gabriel's Xplora1.

Prince Interactive was full of WTF moments. It wasn't fun, but it was interesting.
 
2012-10-02 07:01:55 PM  
The Prince Interactive disc has a "hidden" video of a girl on a bed in white lingerie moaning and writhing around. Its not part of the game, but its on the disc.
 
2012-10-02 07:35:24 PM  
Yes put out some kind of interactive CD back in the '90s, too. I don't think it was meant to be a game exactly. My college roommate at the time had it. The only thing I really rememberw as Jon Anderson's meandering logic that supposedly proved you were God and the computer was God... or something.
 
2012-10-02 08:01:17 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Did anybody else ever play Chaos? It was in the same vein as Mist but impossibly difficult.


The one based on chaos theory? I did play that one. I really enjoyed it. There were some very clever ideas in there. I did finish that one on my own, despite never getting far in Myst. Different mode of thinking, I suppose, as I found it to be much easier.
 
2012-10-02 11:13:47 PM  

SmackLT: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 252x378]
The man is 5'2" at most. He KNOWS about platforms


But he can still rock hard in a funky place. Can't believe I actually had one of the the Black Album pressings for a few days back in '90 or '91. Used one of the marble slab turntables in the studio to make some "original" copies. At the time, I knew it was rare but I didn't know it was "double digits" rare.
 
2012-10-02 11:55:36 PM  
Does anyone actually like Laurie Anderson? Seems like tons of people rave about her being great but I never hear of anyone going to one of her shows or listening to a performance. I sometimes wonder if she actually exists or is just a huge hoax no one is willing to admit to.
 
2012-10-03 01:48:35 AM  
Whatever game developers were on back in the 90s, I sometimes wish they got back on it. I remember being a kid and just by seeing screenshots of these games in magazines being both freaked out and intrigued by them. There was a lot of psychedelic weirdness in the 90s that's missing today.
 
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