With Thor: Ragnarok in theaters now around the world, I decided to review a game with Norse mythology in it. And although there several games featuring Norse mythology and vikings, we’re going to take a look at one of the very few where you can actually play as Thor himself: God of Thunder.
No, I’m not reviewing another game with 2 different versions or 2 different games, it’s actually the same game with 2 different titles, that’s all! And it’s one of the most ported and influential games of all times. Even if you don’t recognise the title, I assure you that at least you’ll find the gameplay familiar. I’m talking about Pipe Mania aka Pipe Dream.
Today I’ve decided to do something different. And if you read the title, I’m sure you’ve, at least, heard about Tetris. If not, welcome to planet Earth and I apologise about all the craziness, but I’m sure you’ll love to hear about this game. So join us at taking a look at a very popular game (that defined the puzzle genre), its history and its most famous versions and ports.
One of the biggest technological improvements made to computers in the 90s was the introduction of the CD-ROM. Their superior storage capacity enabled the introduction of CD quality music, audio and video in videogames. It also began the popularity of FMV (Full Motion Video) games, which featured for the 1st time, actual videos with actual actors in it. And although 3D graphics were introduced a few years later, voice-over acting is still a predominant part of videogames nowadays.
That’s why today’s review is dedicated to one the first FMV and CD-ROM games and perhaps the one that popularized the use of CD-ROMs as a viable media for videogames. I’m talking of course about The 7th Guest!
Happy New Year! And let’s just hope it’ll be better than 2016. And like I said last year, we’ll begin with my very first request: Inca for DOS.