Past Featured Games

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PO'ed

Back in the '90s, the Doom craze gave way to one of the most important game genres around. Many FPS games were made; some major and sadly underrated to absolutely bizarre and absurd. PO'ed is one of those latter games. Initially released on the 3DO, it was soon ported over to the PlayStation.

The focus is that you're a chef on a ship that has been overrun by aliens. Using your butcher's knife, frying pan, jetpack and dozens of comical, but deadly weaponry, you attempt to make a grand escape. Despite playing as a Doom clone, PO'ed is based around its cartoonish absurdity, freedom of movement and jetpack features.

This is the sort of game that could've been adapted into a comic book or TV series, but it went relatively unheard of. It's a shame - despite its flaws, PO'ed is a weirdly interesting game with unique features at the time when it was released.

Mar 24, 2018, submitted by Tony Denis (464)


10 years ago, Kane's Wrath, one of the two most content-filled expansion packs for a Command & Conquer title was released. While its campaign mode that was intended to bridge a few gaps leaves even more opened questions than were there before, and had very few and very weak characters, the game's strength lies in the core gameplay.

All three factions from Tiberium Wars got subfactions that differed in play styles and good chunks of their arsenals, new game modes were introduced (Global Conquest on Windows and Kane's Challenge on the Xbox 360), and a plethora of additional maps to play on was added. Despite the imbalances and bugs that were a result of less-than-optimal development outsourcing and tight schedules EALA was plagued with, Kane's Wrath was well-accepted and was one of the last hurrahs of conventional, meaty expansion packs for RTS that we knew before the obnoxious DLC spam hit the industry.

Mar 18, 2018, submitted by Plokite_Wolf (7014)


In this Bronze Age beat 'em up you take control of an Akkadian assassin (The Rock) who is somehow always quickly discovered and has to beat up entire cities.

On your journey you visit ancient Egypt, Crete, the Underworld and Babylon. Aside from the story, this game is a very decent and entertaining beat 'em up where you can beat up enemies with swords, staffs, gloves or your bare hands and feet.

(And don’t forget to pick up the power-ups for strength and endurance)

Mar 10, 2018, submitted by Flapco (13469)


Viz: The Game

There are some things that can be too alien for the average Yankee like myself. But as a comic book nut, it would be ridiculous to not pass up something like Viz.

Viz is a British comic magazine known for its toilet humor, profanity, and a cast of bizarre, idiosyncratic characters. During its peak in the late '80s to early '90s, Viz was quite popular, selling 200,000+ copies and having hordes of merchandise. Predictably, a computer game adaptation was made.

The premise is simple: win races against your computer opponents. You can choose from three of Viz more popular characters at the time, such as Biffa Bacon (a parody of comic characters like Dennis the Menace, the British kind), Johnny Fartpants (self explanatory), and Buster Gonad (also self explanatory). You also have individual minigames for each character. Many other Viz characters, such as Roger Mellie (a parody of vain TV presenters or celebrities), give commentary or just act as obstacles during races.

The game looks and plays like a mediocre racing game; but much of its appeal comes from the fact that it was one of the few games at the time that included fart jokes and profanity. Who'd think the ZX Spectrum would have a game that dropped constant f-bombs?

Mar 03, 2018, submitted by Tony Denis (464)

There's something oddly popular about this particular iteration of Championship Manager. It was the last title to use Championship Manager 3 as its base, and had the most complete and varied league and player database.

Was it because of the balance of simple mechanics and total management control over your team? Was it that later iterations, even the immediate sequel that was still made by Sports Interactive, didn't resonate as well with the fans? Was it just a fan-favourite football season? Was it just the indubitable legends Tó Madeira and Maxim Tsigalko?

Either way, this is unanimously considered the definitive Championship Manager title, and Eidos was kind enough to make it officially freeware.

Feb 24, 2018, submitted by Plokite_Wolf (7014)


In this Wii exclusive action RPG, you have to locate and excavate fossils of creatures called Spectrobes. Each Spectrobe can evolve three times and is used in the game for locating crystals and fossils - as well as to fight beside you in real time battles against anti Spectrobes called Krawl.

Although these creatures are essentially Pokemon from outer space and the game is obviously targeted at a younger (teen) audience, the game can still be fun to play for older gamers. The game mechanics work well on the Wii - and if you still own a Wii you should definitely give this game a try.

Feb 18, 2018, submitted by Flapco (13469)


BMX XXX

BMX XXX is one of those games that barks loud, yet shows no bite. Despite the risque title and black cover art, you think it's going to be achingly and sexually explicit. Well, turns out you're wrong.

BMX XXX is a straightforward BMX game that just happens to be slapped with an M rating, with its selling point more based on its vulgar humor than the sex appeal it tried so hard to sell. It's more surprising how it got onto the GameCube; given Nintendo's family friendly track record. Hell, it's no wonder why Dave Mirra sued Acclaim over this game...

Feb 12, 2018, submitted by Tony Denis (464)


Another one of the rarest oddities on MobyGames in the educational genre is Dally Doo, a purple cartoon dinosaur in a series of games for children ages three to six.

The drag and drop interface is an important part of the Dally Doo series, something that is already or never done in some educational games from other companies. It is extraordinary to see how Dally Doo, the purple cartoon dinosaur, really does a great job teaching young children, and Arc Media really did it all with great quality!

Feb 03, 2018, submitted by Katie Cadet (9000)

Nuclear War

It was inevitable that I had to look at this game somehow. Man, I thought the cover art was more different too, but that's something for another time. In the 60s, a quirky card game appeared on store shelves that satirized the Cold War going hot titled "Nuclear War". You were the leader of a foreign country and your goal is to be the last one standing, using a mixture of absurd diplomacy, goofy propaganda and, obviously, nuclear weaponry.

The game's popularity proved to be substantial, and in 1989 New World Computing released this turn-based strategy game adaptation for Amiga and DOS PCs. It was identical of that to the card game, with cheeky parodies of world leaders at the time (i.e. Ronald Raegan was Ronald Raygun, Gorbachev was Gorbachef, etc.) utilization of the same gameplay elements found in the card game and boasting a morbidly surreal sense of humor, with tactical cow throwing and alien invasions underneath the apocalyptic nature. It was a different kind of wargame, a satirical, cartoonlike parody of such that ultimately stood the test of time.

It should be noted that the original Amiga version features digitized sounds and speech and an animated intro a la Dr. Strangelove, though most people remember the more well-known DOS version. You can still get the game through Flying Buffalo's website, though you search for a original copy of the game on eBay.

Jan 28, 2018, submitted by Tony Denis (464)


One of the extremely rare computer games out there with an interactive book, two arcade-style activities, and screen savers is Henry the Hedgehog.

Although the game was released in 1999, it was centred around mutual funds for children in Canada. DigitalFusion (the creator behind this game) made their one and only title which there was hardly any info about it, but otherwise, it's fun and great to have!

Jan 19, 2018, submitted by Katie Cadet (9000)


Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore Conspiracy

Clones of popular video games are usually hit and miss. Wolfenstein had them. Doom had them. Grand Theft Auto had them. Pokemon, Mario, you name it. Any popular game that comes to mind was cloned in some form. Ratchet and Clank? Great games. Ruff Trigger's a clone.

Ruff Trigger focuses on the titular canine bounty hunter in a attempt to return lost dog alien critters, the Piglots. But something, predictably, isn't right, hence the title "The Vanocore Conspiracy". Ruff Trigger's a platformer with shooting and combat elements, much like Ratchet and Clank and the later Jak games.

You have a variety of weapons at your disposal, ranging from shotguns to rocket launchers to machine guns, albeit in the cheeky sci fi sense. You can also turn into a werewolf and reach across platforms and areas that are inaccesable, and ride a motorcycle.

Jan 13, 2018, submitted by Tony Denis (464)


Final DOOM

I know what you're thinking: "whaaaaat?! I thought Doom was already on the PlayStation!" It is. But nope, looks like the black sheep of the original Doom family, Final Doom, was ported over to the original PlayStation. I know, I'm just as surprised as you are.

Final Doom on the PlayStation is more or less the same as its brother when it first appeared on the system. It utilizes the same gritty gun fire and demon sound effects, and features more creepy, haunting music by Aubrey Hodges. Unlike the PC version, Final Doom on the PlayStation has a significant difficulty decrease. Enemy counts were decreased and the total level count is now 30, unlike the original 80+ levels found on the PC version.

It's a hell of a discovery, I know. But if you want to get your demon killin' on the original PS1, this makes a good companion piece.

Jan 06, 2018, submitted by Tony Denis (464)