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Wacky Races is a kart racer where you choose one of your favorite characters like Penelope Pitstop, The Slag Brothers, etc. and engage in good, wholesome kart racing action...assuming Dick Dastardly doesn't act like a dick. You have a weapon system that was unique for the time by mapping three powerups to use, namely a weapon, shield and boost.
What's also unique is that the game barely predated Jet Set Radio by a few weeks, making this game the very first (somewhat) to utilize a cel-shading graphics system.
Dec 17, 2017, submitted by Tony Denis (434)
What we have here is a highly ambitious Steam Early Access title that already shows a lot of promise. The core conceit of the game revolves around an in-depth physics engine that aims to realistically simulate the game's beautifully rendered and highly detailed vehicles down to their individual parts.
While you could just drive around the maps, the real fun is of course the myriad of objects and natural forces you can use to destroy BeamNG.drive's set of planes, trains, and automobiles.
It's a lot to ask of an indie studio, and the developers' ambitions don't end there; they plan on adding more modes in the future, including a full-length campaign. However, it's hard to worry that this is yet another case of a small team biting off more than they can chew. Instead, their focuses on communication, realistic expectations, and user support all contribute to a very positive feeling for the game's future. This is definitely one to keep an eye on as its development progresses.
Dec 09, 2017, submitted by Harmony♡ (19825)
It focused on the exploits of a crude, politically incorrect duck who works as a detective with a talking pig while dealing with his bizarre family. It was a cult hit, due to the alternative, self-aware and vulgar humor it had and its impressive cast with Jason Alexander as the titular character.
Around this time, a graphic adventure game was released for the PC - albeit not in the States, as it's publisher, Playmates, went bankrupt and the game was released in Europe. The premise focused on Duckman trying to regain his identity when another Duckman - a superhero - takes it for himself.
It's a very LucasArts-like game, with the cartoon graphics, self-aware humor and tone firmly in place (you can explore Paramount Studios). It's incredibly faithful to the show, with the audio and writing almost feeling like an episode of the show (sans Duckman, who is voiced by Michael Gough apparently). It's not very easy to find, but essential for hardcore adventure gamers.
Dec 03, 2017, submitted by Tony Denis (434)
My Disney Kitchen was ported over to the PlayStation in 2002, 4 years after its initial release on the PC. Seems like an odd choice, but one must remember the PS1 was being phased out or ignored at this point in favor the PS2. Anyway, a "cooking game" for kids, or more like an interactive program that allows you to dink around your own kitchen, cooking and decorating while Disney stalwarts Mickey and Minnie Mouse stick around to try out all the tasty food you, er, "made" and help you out.
The cooking options are fairly limited, and these guys are so picky they'll only eat breakfast and cake, and not that scrump-diddily-umptious sandwich you just made earlier. Oh well, at least there's meal demos for kids and parents to use from Disney's Family Fun magazine (do they still print that?). Mmmh, now I wanna bake a Goofy cake already.
Nov 26, 2017, submitted by Tony Denis (434)
S.W.I.N.E. is a real time strategy game that places pigs and rabbits in a conflict. Unlike most RTS games, you don't build bases. You just select your units and get straight into the action. S.W.I.N.E. is also bizarre and humorous in tone, which is welcome in the dead serious RTS genre.
While the cartoony tone and lack of any real seriousness may not be for everyone - and it does lack some features. But it's an interesting RTS game that knows what it is and sets out to do.
Nov 18, 2017, submitted by Tony Denis (434)
The Magic School Bus is one of the more popular educational science book series for second to fourth grade students. It had a television show that aired on PBS during its initial run in 1994 and has been syndicated on other channels a few years later.
This is one of the first in a series of computer games during the period of the TV series, and focuses on the solar system with games and experiments to add interactivity to the topic. Microsoft went on to feature more science topics for their Magic School Bus computer games, including the human body, the Earth, the Rainforest, the ocean, and in the prehistoric period.
It does have the opening theme from the TV show when the game is started up, and is a great game based on the book and TV series featuring Ms. Frizzle and her students on fun-filled science trips. As she always says in the show, "Wahoo!".
Nov 11, 2017, submitted by Katie Cadet (8067)
Created by the same designer that spearheaded the development of some key installments in the famous Wizardry series, Dungeon Lords is an "old-school" RPG in the sense that it focuses on the exploration of a vast game world, combat, and character building rather than intricate dialogues or a dramatic narrative.
Translated into modern action-oriented 3D format, it feels somewhat like a Gothic game with a more sophisticated class system and much better dungeons - which is, in my opinion, a very good thing. It's rough around the edges and sloppily presented; but under the unappealing surface lies a satisfying RPG.
Get the fully patched version of the game, entitled Collector's Edition: the original release was terribly buggy and lacked essential features. Don't get the later MMXII release: it's doesn't add anything substantial and needlessly simplifies existing features.
Nov 04, 2017, submitted by Unicorn Lynx (181363)
Imagine Minecraft, but then with dinosaurs! Ark: Surivival Evolved is a recently released game where you play a survivor on The Island. The Island is filled with dinosaurs and other extinct species, including the T-Rex.
Collect resources and build your own base. Tame dinosaurs and ride them, including flying dinos. Whether you push back the dinos in singleplayer, or are part of a huge tribe of 50+ members, this beautiful game will keep you occupied for many, many hours.
A free tip: watch out for the Giganotosaurus!
Oct 29, 2017, submitted by Kennyannydenny (52861)
|Another one of those rare oddities here on MobyGames is The Lie, an entry to the Puddle Book series from Funnybone Interactive. The best part about the Puddle Book series is the songs and games - they have more flair than the Living Books series and Disney's Animated Storybook series. |
Susie, the main character in this Puddle Book, plays around with her little friend called "The Lie", where they cause big trouble throughout the neighbourhood by telling lies. It is an interesting children's computer game where they learn about the importance of telling the truth. When it comes to the Puddle Book series, The Lie is the most common entry - and the most interesting.
Oct 21, 2017, submitted by Katie Cadet (8067)
After the success of the venerated NFS: Porsche Unleashed in 2000 there were some attempts to create a similar racing game dedicated to a single cult car brand or series. Corvette, as you may have guessed, tells a story about a single car name, although spread our over (by 2003) six generations.
The game at heart is quite arcade-y and doesn't take itself too seriously: there's no damage model or parts management, or realistic physics model. However where it does shine - is its garage and selection of the vehicles. Every Chevrolet Corvette made from '53 to '03 is here.
And while the game is not on par with Porsche Unleashed, this attention to detail is really made Corvette stand out. Too bad that at its racing heart it's not that complex at all.
Oct 14, 2017, submitted by Virgil (8186)
As the 'Battleground of the Gods' Smite is a (you guessed it!) game where players play as, as of now, one of 91 gods from 9 different pantheons: Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Hindu, Chinese, Norse, Japanese, Mayan and Celtic.
As a MOBA, the game features mostly typical MOBA gameplay, but from a third-person view. You also walk with WASD instead of clicking with the mouse. Two changes that make the genre a lot more welcoming to starters - with updates added every week, and a new god every two weeks, the game has a lot of new material.
The gods all have their unique skills and playstyles based upon their mythological lore from the above named religions. As a mythology fan myself, I can recommend this game to anyone wanting to try out the MOBA genre!
Oct 07, 2017, submitted by Kennyannydenny (52861)
A game forgotten by Red Storm, Ubisoft, Tom Clancy fans and even pirates, Tom Clancy's ruthless.com is a turn-based strategy game that puts the player in the role of a software company's CEO. By development of their own branches, acquisitions, construction of new buildings and sabotaging other companies, each company fights to stay on top, either in market share or raw profits - depending on the mission objective.
While short and with few scenarios, ruthless.com is actually entertaining in LAN mode (take that, lazy Steamworks users!), but its most definitive trait is its, to say the least, unorthodox visual style, which is unique even among cyberpunk art. The game stresses the dark side of the technology industry, perhaps even unintentionally foreshadowing a few occurrences in the gaming scene since its release.
Sep 30, 2017, submitted by Plokite_Wolf (6490)