I have selected DOS platform and have found that there are some games released for it in 2005. I've checked them and found out that 3 of 4 games were released in mid '90. So why they are displayed as 2005 games?
P.S. There aren't any re-releases of this games for newer or next-gen consoles. At least they are not shown at the site.
They were re-released as Freeware or as part of a compilation.
It's because DOS games are so awesome, and hit you so hard that you still feel em.
D Michael Wrote:
I agree, DOS kicks Windows' sorry ass when it comes to games.
(Edited by WildKard (12186), Feb 21, 2007)Re: DOS games displayed as releases from 2005
WildKard (12186), Feb 21, 2007
I have seen some other complaints over this very same issue. People go to see "what was fun to play in 1992" and end up with other games that were re-released (often in budget CD-ROM form, the kind you might see at the drug store) or where a particular port was delayed from all other versions or etc. You can see WHY a game is listed by a certain year by going to that game's gamesheet page and then clicking the Release Info link on the left-hand side... It should show the release of all versions by-platform.
I'm not sure if it's possible to easily fix this... but off the top of my head, it might make sense to generate "first release" values (basically the minimum date) for each platform as well as the gamesheet as a whole... and then use that data for the lists associated in the hyperlinks.
In any case I'll put this issue up on the Mobygames feature/bug tracking system. (ID: #1475) Thanks for your feedback!
it would be nice if that can be toggled on and off
Yes, I'd love to be able to browse games by the original release dates.