What is this, the one year anniversary necromancy?
But since I missed it the first time around, I might as well join in and comment on the previous entries...
Mravac Kid wrote:
Trespasser for one didn't really get much acclaim, and I find it to be a superb game (if you can get beyond the awkward movements of the hand).
"Didn't really get much acclaim" is an understatement. "Universally hated by all the world's reviewers" is more like it.
But aside from the bugs, graphical glitches, immense (for its time) hardware requirements and the fact that, from the amount of guns laying around, Site B seemed to have been the site of several NRA conventions, it was actually pretty entertaining... and the physics (when they worked) were way ahead of their time. And I would like to see someone replicate the interface (without the Ninja Death Grip<sup>TM</sup> and Stretchy Strongman<sup>TM</sup> antics and the like) in another game sometime...
No Master of Magic??
Aside from the poor AI, yup, it was great. "Old man! You seek the Spell of Mastery!"
No It Came From the Desert I+II??
No Defender of the Crown??
ItCFtD II doesn't really belong on that list IMO, but "Rocket Ranger" definitely
does. Cinemaware made some of the best games for the platforms of yore, and Wings, Defender of the Crown and Rocket Ranger were Cinemaware's best games. When you bought a Cinemaware title, you always knew what you were going to get - great gameplay in a very stylish package.
While I'm on the subject of Lucasarts Archives Vol. II, TIE Fighter is the greatest dogfighting game in the history of the world. EVER.
Make that "space dogfighting game", and I'll agree with you (although Freespace 2 comes close). "Welcome, Admiral Harkov. We have a matter to discuss..."
Anyway, most of the oldies I play nowadays are either Amiga games or "golden age" DOS games, like X-Com, Betrayal at Krondor or MOO2 (I get MOO2 withdrawal at least once every year, forcing me to dig out the CD and play through a full game or two before I can go back to today's games
Besides that, well... Mravac Kid and IS_Wolf have excellent taste.
Oh, and DOSBox is actually becoming usable these days...