All Time Favorite
- Alley Cat -- There are programmers that have enjoyed shorter lifespans than this feline minigame fiesta!
- Archon: The Light and the Dark -- Just because a game is based on simple concepts doesn't mean it can't enjoy endless nuance
- Beyond the Tesseract -- This game could be a final exam for first-year university
- Bishi Bashi Special -- The future looks like a big step back, but it's so damned fun no one minds.
- Bubble Bobble -- The individual triumphs can be overlooked but their overwhelming sum has never since been topped.
- Chrono Trigger -- After much practice, Square catches the ball! Then gets back to dropping it.
- Dark Castle -- A more elegant counter to "the Mac is not a game machine" you will not find.
- Donald Duck's Playground -- All that and it was educational, too?
- Dune -- I can't to this day sleep after starting this game without completing it.
- Executive Suite -- Akin to a profession-themed expansion set to Alter Ego
- F.Godmom -- Sometimes you have to mix a lot of strange elements to achieve something that almost seems natural
- Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero -- The perfect intersection of adventure game and RPG
- Hidden Agenda -- A subtle affirmation of the middle road
- Imogen -- The game murmured at the back of my head for 15 years until I found it again and finished it
- Impossible Mission -- A high point of a certain generation of technology and genre
- Jump 'n Bump -- Deathmatch without all the overhead
- Loom -- So innovative, the possibilities it blasted open still languish unexplored
- Planescape: Torment -- An example of what can be achieved if you don't settle for making "only a game"
- Pyro II -- This game nearly plays itself, but still it compels...
- Shade -- Curiously, that above description applies here as well
- Sid Meier's Civilization II Scenarios: Conflicts in Civilization -- Jules Verne really is the only way to improve on Sid Meier
- Sid Meier's Colonization -- If all edutainment could be executed as elegantly, we would all be pickety geniuses
- Star Control II -- See how far you can take Archon?
- Sword of Aragon -- A multiplayer version of this would clean up, even today... even if it was still coded in QBasic!
- Warlords II -- Because sometimes you just want to sit down and take over a world during a coffee break
- 3DO -- No cords, no games. But the logo says quality!
- Commodore Amiga -- Amiga 2000, last used to play Populous 2.
- Nintendo DS -- Picked up two garage sales after passing up the DS game motherlode, for lack of system.
- Sega Dreamcast -- Casts dreams like a beaut.
- Sega Saturn -- Just goes to show, you never know what you'll find at a garage sale.
- IBM PC / Compatible -- Not much for today's games, but can emulate like nobody's business
- Nintendo 64 -- Have never plugged in, but that hasn't kept me from accumulating games for it!
Used to Have
- Apple iPhone -- Girlfriend's iPod Touch, with broken audio out -- useless for playing music, but what else is it good for? Ahh....
- Sony PlayStation -- Came with games; didn't realise the games were pirated and would run only on that modded onsole.
- Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) -- Painstakingly assembled piece by piece at thrift stores, then donated to Video In.
- Android smartphone -- Offered much, then snatched it back. Fie on you, Sony Xperia!