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DOS games of old that were somewhat under-appreciated
(Image via DOS gaming has garnered up quite the following and a loyal one at that. In a modern world full of technological advancements and sophisticated graphics, gaming with an older, more authentic feel to it appeals to a whole host of gamers. Of course other games have their place too, with the appeal of them being more than understandable. They too have a huge following with the likes of FIFA 19 for the gamers who enjoy sports offerings, Fortnite if you relish teaming up with your friends and creating havoc, and casino games like 3 Card Brag and the like also. But there’s a certain charm and nostalgic feel to DOS games that the modern offerings simply can’t match. Nothing modern is like it. So, as we show our continued support for the DOS gaming world, we thought we’d highlight some of the DOS games which have perhaps gone unnoticed or have been forgotten about over the years. Of course there’s so many, but here’s a few that spring to mind. Dune An adventure strategy game that followed the novel fairly closely, Dune is a game we simply had to kick off with. Playing as Paul Atreides, you were tasked with overcoming the battle against the Harkonnen to drive them off Dune, all whilst managing mining the Spice production. An engaging, captivating game, Dune is well worth a go if you haven’t played it already. Epic Pinball An absolute classic, Epic Pinball is a game many have played as it came free with various magazines. The ultimate DOS pinball game, you could spend hours on it trying to rack up humongous scores. For its time too, though, the graphics, sound effects, speed in which the ball moved and the music were brilliantly executed. If you can find it, play it - especially if you enjoy pinball games. Epic Pinball really does live up to its name. Comanche Comanche is a game that almost certainly slipped under many gamers’ radars, but boy was it good. A helicopter combat simulator, Comanche was incredibly fun as you took down the enemy and caused destruction along the way. Flying through valleys, over season and above mountains, Comanche was an excellent play. Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Star Trek is absolutely huge and has a worldwide following, which is perhaps why it was so surprising to see Star Trek: 25th Anniversary slip somewhat under the radar. The game was fantastic. The floppy disk version took a while to install, which is why we’d probably recommend the CD version. It had better sound effects and music too, anyway. Full of missions whilst onboard the Enterprise - with the point and click adventure mode a particular highlight - there’s a lot to the game, but you’re guaranteed to have fun playing it. Pipe Mania A puzzle game which could keep you hooked for hours on end, Pipe Mania was all about placing down sections of a pipe that appear - much like the iconic Tetris - in the hope you’ll keep the green liquid flowing. If you manage to lay the pipe down correctly, the green liquid will flow through the sections and you’ll proceed to the next level. It’s simple but effective. Tyrian (Image via We had to end on Tyrian. Regarded by many as one of the best top-down scrolling shooters ever, Tyrian was all about seeking revenge for your character and ace pilot, Trent Hawkins. Your enemy, MicroSol, killed your best buddy Buce Quesilliac over the discovery of an ultra-rare mineral Gravitium. Full of endless enemies and battling, Tyrian is epic.
posted by admin // 30-01-2020 // permalink
A little explanation
As it seems, Abovo decided to use the News for the advertisements. They are owners of the site, and they have all rights to do that. It's not a spam, it's conscient owner decision, even if it have not much with old games in general. Seems, this the way to support the site, so we have to accept it.
posted by Smiling Spectre // 17-11-2019 // permalink
DOS Casino Games

Over the years, gamers have enjoyed new technology that has greatly enhanced the gaming experience. One industry that has seen tremendous growth in the casino industry. Years ago, when DOS was the main operating system, games were basic and not overly innovative. There were some basic DOS casino games that had been developed and these were basically three-reel slot games, poker games or simple blackjack options.

These games were easy to play and made use of simple keyboard controls, just as with other DOS based games. While they did capture the essence of the casino game being played, they did not have much to offer in terms of graphics, animations or game features as players enjoy today.

Popular DOS Casino Games

When DOS was the main operating system players had no choice but to play the titles that were offered at the time. Those that had a love for gambling found there were a few great games that had been developed. For poker fans, some of the most popular game titles included Strip Poker and Ante Up at the Friday Night Poker Club. The latter offered versions of five-card stud, seven-card stud, and Texas Hold’Em.

Slot games were also available in DOS and some of the top games from the 1990s included Caesars Palace, Arcade Fruit Machines, Hot Slots, and Vegas Bandit. These games provided access to simple three-reel slots and while the graphics were extremely basic, the games did mimic slots found at land casinos.

Casino Games Today

Gamers who enjoy a retro feel will still be able to download many DOS casino games for free. However, compared to the games being created today, the DOS versions cannot hold a candle to the impressive graphics and gameplay that players are seeing now. The casino games that are being played on desktops and mobile devices are designed using state of the art technology. They deliver many great advantages and provide players with a feeling of actually being in a land-based casino setting. Let’s take a look at how the casino games of today offer more features and more exciting ways to play.

Enhanced Graphics and Gameplay

When you play casino games today. You will find they use the best graphics and animations to create a visual appeal. Many games offer 3D graphics and when playing, they offer animations that replicate what you would find in a real casino. With every new game that is created, better graphics are used and the gameplay is smooth. Games can also be accessed on desktops or mobile devices, allowing the convenience of being able to play at any time, anywhere.

More Game Titles

The software industry has grown over the years and there are now more companies creating top-notch casino games. You will find thousands of game titles being offered and many games can be instantly loaded through a web browser for immediate connections and exciting gameplay. Instead of being limited to a few slot selections and the basic card and table games, you will find that casino focused games offer hundreds of titles, many of which are actual games that are found on the gaming floors of popular casinos.

Online Casinos

Online casinos are the best way to enjoy any type of casino game and these casinos attract players from all over the world. They use outstanding graphics and animations and offer exclusive features that enhance the game. There is simply no comparison to the games found at the sites to those that were created for DOS.

With an online casino, players have the ability to play games for free without having to risk any money, but they can also place wagers and generate payouts, something that was never possible with older DOS games. The newest and best online casinos offer thousands of titles from various software providers like Microgaming, NetEnt, Playtech, IGT, Bally, NextGen, and many others. These games provide the feeling of real play and since plates have the chance to win payouts, these types of games have become a leading choice for players all over the world.

At an online casino, you will find all the popular game types, including three and five-reel slots, blackjack, baccarat, poker, craps, roulette, video poker, and even specialty games like Keno, Bingo, arcade style games, and lottery games. All of these can be played for various bet amounts to generate payouts. You will even find high paying jackpot games that can offer thousands or millions in payouts!

Perhaps the best way to experience online gambling is to access sites with live dealer games. These are simulcast from a land location and offer real-time play with professional dealers. These games are just like those found at land casinos and they offer social interaction, multiple camera angles, various betting limits, and even side bets that can generate more payouts.

Free Online Casino Games

You do not have to sign up at an online casino or risk any money to enjoy the best casino games today. There are many free software options that are available along with a number of gaming sites online that provide free play on some of the most exciting games. With these, players can enjoy a casual experience or they can use access to free games to learn game rules and develop strategies if they are planning on accessing an online casino for real money.

Free games can also be enjoyed on mobile devices and there are many casino apps that can be installed on mobile devices. You will even find popular social media platforms like Facebook featuring casino style games that can be played.

Over the years, the style and format of casino games have drastically changed. Gone are the block style graphics and slow gameplay. Now, you can enjoy fast and instant access to some of the best designed game titles in the industry and with the chance to play these for real money, the options are endless.

posted by admin // 14-11-2019 // permalink


Dragon's Breath (aka Dragon Lord) is up!
After the long hiatus, new game is added on site! Good old Capo took the burden and made this possible. Hurrah!
posted by Smiling Spectre // 16-09-2019 // downloadable // game // Strategy // permalink
Abandoned Times issue 4!!

Eight and a half years after issue 1 and two and a half since the previous issue 3, LianneJW1912 has written up all by herself Abandonia's latest issue 4! So it's no exaggeration to say it is the biggest publishing event of the year! Go download and read it

posted by Japo // 22-02-2018 // permalink
There's no place like home
Long time without game additions! But thanks to Frodo, you can try helping these weird, perhaps even cute creatures, the Gruntz (the Lemmings' poor cousins) find their way home.
posted by Japo // 14-10-2017 // downloadable // game // Puzzle // permalink
Hintbook for Motor City aka Oldtimer
In English and German, from an email submission :)
posted by Japo // 10-07-2017 // extra // permalink


More Manualing
5 new manuals from Maneville... Sorry, I mean Neville :)
WWF European Rampage Tour
The Hunt for Red October
Back to the Future Part III
Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance

posted by marko river // 21-07-2016 // downloadable // game // Action // permalink
Reminder please change your password

It has come to our knowledge that a stolen list of all user emails and password hashes is circulating around the Internet. The data belongs to Abandonia among many other websites, and it is not clear how up-to-date it is. According to Abandonia's owner:

- In the case of Abandonia the data is probably from the breach in November 2015, about which we informed at the time.

- At that time measures were taken to make the site more secure.

We recommend everyone to change their password if they haven't yet since the time of the breach -- even though "plain text" passwords themselves don't seem to be compromised to our knowledge.

In order to change your password, please remember that you must do this via the website NOT the forum. Click on "my account" on the top website bar, then on the "edit" tab.

We are sorry this happened.
posted by Japo // 28-05-2016 // permalink

Science time
Hi children and children at heart :)
Today's addition is educational game written by no less then Isaac Asimov. I mean, he wrote the articles in the game, not the game itself :) If you haven't heard of him, well now you have. Have fun and learn a few things with Isaac Asimov's Science Adventure. The cookies go to arete and The Fifth Horseman.

posted by marko river // 10-04-2016 // downloadable // game // Puzzle // permalink
Bunch of Manuals
Hello. We've been quite for a while. And several things happened like New Year and 20k likes of our FB page. So let's add a bunch of material. Manuals, for example :)

221B Baker St.
Armored Fist
Beverly Hills Cop
California Games II
Charlie Chaplin
The First Samurai
Hexx - Heresy of the Wizard
Innocent Until Caught
Jungle Strike
Kings Quest II - Romancing the Throne
The Lion King
Mortal Kombat
Operation Europe - Path to Victory 1939-45
Personal Nightmare
Rise of the Dragon
Simon the Sorcerer
Terminator 2 - Judgment Day
WWF Wrestlemania

Also, several months ago we added two manuals that are very hard to find, but forgot to mention it here:
Aces of the Pacific
Aces Over Europe

All manuals provided by Neville. Bunch of cups of cookies for him today :)

posted by marko river // 27-03-2016 // downloadable // game // Simulation // permalink
Another Secret Hidden in the Darkness
Jeff Kintz' shareware horror adventure game, The Dark Convergence has just gotten a review, courtesy of our member, FryFro.

With some weird monsters and a decent ending, the reviewer thinks this game is worth a try, despite an abundance of flaws. Dust off your crowbar, it's time to teach these horrors who is the boss.

posted by TotalAnarchy // 18-12-2015 // downloadable // game // Adventure // permalink
Letters make words
We have new educational game on our site from mid 90es: In Search of the Lost Words. Not without flaws, but charming nevertheless. Cup of cookies to Svajoklis93 and arete for contributing.
posted by marko river // 12-11-2015 // downloadable // game // Puzzle // permalink
Abandoned Times Issue #3 is OUT!
Almost four years have passed since we published the second issue of Abandoned Times, and that seemed such an achievement! Now, against all odds, we present you a very wild, rabid THIRD issue of the magazine. The process of making it was plagued by many problems, including the lack of content and of an active editor / designer, but in the end we made it through. I hope you'll enjoy the read!

So what's new? We have two interviews, one with Matthew Stibbe, the founder of Intelligent Games, makers of Azrael's Tear among many other games, and another with Aidan Hughes, the main designer for ZPC (many thanks to Connor Eck, without whom these would be impossible). red_avatar has covered briefly the history of the PC and the Amiga, while The Fifth Horseman looks into the future, to find out if humanity needs a brain transplant. You will discover many other articles and reviews on these pages, several about old and popular classics such as Toonstruck, Cannon Fodder, and Discworld. However, there might be some surprises as well.

Issue #3 (August, 2015) has 57 pages; to enjoy the best quality right-click on the cover and select "save link as" to save a copy on your HDD and avoid using the online reader. Don't forget to leave your thoughts on the forum.
posted by TotalAnarchy // 08-08-2015 // permalink

HB AB No. 16!!!
Happy Birthday Abandonia!!! :)

It's been a while since we are around, making abandonware scene richer with our presence. Less efficient than few years ago, but we'll keep on with our work. Preserving and providing all those precious titles is a neverending quest :)

So, something rare and special for this occasion: the first version of Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego? from 1986. We hope it is a real treat for all fans and collectors. In case you haven't checked, enhanced version is also on our site. Big thanks to gumpy for providing the material.

We wish you all a nice day of gaming :)

posted by marko river // 22-06-2015 // downloadable // game // Puzzle // permalink
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