The thrilling return of the old DOS PC Games

by Writer 23. March 2017 14:24

Old DOS PC Games are very much a part of the childhood of those in their 20s today. These retro games are an intrinsic part of their early memories. The games were original in content, each one a whole lot different from the other. They were relatively simple to operate with a limited number of buttons. They were pure fun. As with most things in life, the newer versions attract the crowd. It is purely herd mentality that prompts the gamers to follow the new fads leaving behind the simple and pure joy of the games of the past century. When space proved to be a constraint, the old discs of the retro games were unwittingly condemned to the trash heap.

The originality of the old DOS PC games was immense - no two games shared the same idea or plot. It mostly tried to mimick the reality of life – one learned at an early age that nothing in life comes easy. When you “died” you had to start from the beginning of the level or in certain games, even at the very beginning of the game. A lesson in reality subtly meted out to a youngster, which probably had more effect than a lecture on the harsh realities of life. There was an undying fascination playing the games zillion times. Loading a game helped improve your knowledge of command life interfaces- thus you learned while you had fun.

The initial ideas were simply awesome and the gaming industry garnered USD 5 billion by way of revenue. Although the graphics were not very advanced, nor were there any 3D effects, the games abounded in originality. The game were undiluted fun and fantastic. As with all gaming activity, the games could be very addictive. There was that something special about them that you did not mind playing and replaying the game a zillion number of times. Most gamers frequented arcades to play the retro games, the arcades became a meeting point for social interaction and creating fraternal bonds. Life was all about socializing although you played your game on your own, you still had occasion to meet and chat up your pals at the local arcade.

Fortunately, the industry has realized that folks still like to play the old games and there are websites offering these class old retro games. This brings back childhood memories and the thrill of playing them once again. The software has been so developed that the games can be played without any complex user settings, but just with a click of a mouse. The chance to re-live the childhood experience means a lot to those extreme gamers who talk, walk, sleep and breathe gaming.

 

Bubble Ghost is a lot of Fun

by Writer 20. December 2016 04:18

http://www.freegameempire.com/Img/Cache/Games/Bubble-Ghost/Screenshot-1.pngBubble Ghost is a maze game in which you the player put your ghost character through puzzle after puzzle, moving through the rooms of the Bubble Ghost’s mansion while avoiding various traps, tricks and trouble. The Bubble Ghost can be directed in a compass pattern of movement, and blows on a bubble to keep it moving through the mansion (and ideally not popping on the complicated machinery) that is the contest.

Each room has a way in, and a way out, and as Bubble Ghost is already a ghost, he isn’t in much danger himself.... But he does have to keep blowing his bubble, which is in constant motion and likely to pop on the various surfaces that are in the way. Each room of the mansion is a fun arrangement of devices that can set the bubble popping and Bubble Ghost blue, but if you are a crafty player, you will navigate your bubble through each room and keep your Bubble Ghost happy.

Good Interfaces

The graphics are quite nice for a simple game of this kind, pretty for their purposes and not the super creepy style that might go with a game titled Bubble Ghost. Bubble Ghost is essentially a kind ghost, I would presume, because while his mansion is quite strange, his pastime in the game (and therefore your series of obstacles) is to keep his bubble moving through it. That is the entire scope of gameplay, which is suitably enjoyable and pleasant.

Bubble Ghost occasionally has a couple of options how to get his bubble through any given room, but usually it is one way in and one way out. As there are a variety of levels and flat surfaces in the rooms of his mansion, he needs to quite delicately blow his bubble up, down, left, right and at diagonals in order to keep the bubble moving freely and safe from the traps that could pop it. Oddly enough, I don’t recall there being any bathroom in Bubble Ghost’s mansion, so I take it Bubble Ghost is merely a recreational bubble-blowing ghost, as though perhaps he had in his pocket a flask of soap and the little round bubble maker that occasionally is found in the real world making bubbles yet again.

 

Bubble Ghost will keep blowing

There aren’t so many rooms in the game of Bubble Ghost that victory is impossible, and certainly if you enjoy the game you will find yourself playing with enough dedication that winning the game, which entails moving your bubble through Bubble Ghost’s entire mansion, is within the scope of your abilities that can keep you playing. http://www.freegameempire.com/Img/Cache/Games/Bubble-Ghost/Screenshot-3.pngThe gameplay is consistently good throughout the game, and while there aren’t a large variety of gameplay scenarios to carry out, you will find that if you like the basic style of the game, you may find yourself playing quite a bit of Bubble Ghost. That, and making an effort to preserve your bubble.

Each room is similar to others, but there truly is quite a bit of variety as crazy mansions go which have Bubble Ghost moving through them blowing his bubble. It wouldn’t come as a surprise in the least if Bubble Ghost’s bubble occasionally pops, but if you are a skillful player at puzzle games, you will see Bubble Ghost succeed and keep his bubble flying through each and every room of his mansion.

 

Blood: Revenge against the Dark God

by George 4. April 2016 07:55

The First Person shooter game has a fascinating plot and a dark but compelling story line. You are Caleb, a merciless gun fighter who has to pave his way in a cruel world, at the age of 17. One among the top old DOS PC games this is divided into several ‘episodes’ based on the story and your purpose as Caleb is to navigate through multiple levels in order to take revenge against the dark lord. Large rewards await you if you come across those hidden secret areas in the game. The game features a large collection of weapons ranging from ordinary guns to bizarre objects like voodoo dolls. 
In course of the game, Caleb meets Ophelia, a victim of assault by the dreadful Cult of Tchernobog. Her husband and child were killed and house burned. He was not moved so much by her rugged beauty as her story that she conveyed during her incoherent mumbling. Eventually, he falls in love with the girl and takes her in.


The game begins with Caleb rising from a tomb, and declaring ‘I..live..again’. He boards a train, Phantom Express, from the “Miskatonic Station”, and later ends up blowing the train as he fights his way forward. The game is filled with horror and cruelty filled themes. While on the path back to the Hall of the Epiphany, which is fraught with peril, Caleb faces numerous puzzles, foes and challenges. Caleb can’t accomplish his mission alone, of defeating Tchernobog. The combined power of the Chosen, a cult, will drive their fate to victory. The protagonist awakens and finds himself cold and damp. He is a complete stranger to himself; his master didn’t let him die. Filled with rage his scream resonates with that of his master; WHYYY!!?


Gameplay
The game permits both single player and multiplayer gaming with the help of LAN, modem or serial cable connection. Blood is one of the most addictive old DOS PC games. The player passes through a range of explosive barrels, puzzles, combination lock doors, dodging lava pits and crushing blocks to venture ahead towards the next level.
It is one of the earliest games to facilitate secondary attack modes. The ‘super secret’ areas in the game are difficult to find but possess great reward for the player.
The game incorporates 4 episodes each one made of 9 levels, 7 normal levels while the other two as a secret and a boss level. Most part of the game scenario resembles the 20th century cities, like pubs, museums, civil buildings, mall, mills and hospitals. Some levels consist of Victorian or Edwardian architecture. You may find yourself on board a train on a certain level while in a haunted house in another. The last episode of the game occurs in a setting surrounded by evil temples also featuring ceiling and floor made of blood and flesh. During many scenes in the game, enemies are blown into pieces and rains down on you. Heads are chopped off and kicked around showering blood. The game ensured a violent atmosphere in every theme. The fantasy element found in most old DOS PC games is not missing at all in the ‘Blood’.


The last episode
The player finds himself in a strange land with a laboratory which supposedly is owned by a mad-scientist. Diving into an aquatic lab he ends up in a charnel house. Reaching the final showdown, Tchernobog’s voice could be heard saying “I have awaited you” and asking to kneel before him. Caleb throbbing with rage battles the dark god and finishes him.
If you are a lover of old DOS PC games, you definitely cannot miss this one.