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Cruising With the Dead
Who would've thought that even on a cruise you'd be forced to do your job. Yep, there's a high demand for your detective skills everywhere, especially when you stick around millionaires. This time your host, Niklos Karaboudjan, has been murdered. With your vacation now ruined, you have no other choice but to find the killer. The problem is everyone has a dark motive to kill the victim.

To start your investigations decently informed about the suspects and the circumstances in Cruise for a Corpse, we've added for this Agatha Christie-inspired mystery game the Character Background Information and the Reference Manual. Yet again, the culprit is our important contributor, Chris.
posted by TotalAnarchy // 01-02-2010 // downloadable // game // Adventure // permalink

Brace yourselves!
Because it's time to go adventuring again! An ancient evil is stirring within the Temple Of Darkmoon and it's up to you to confront the dark presence. This of course means that today we're unprotecting Eye Of The Beholder 2 - The Legend Of Darkmoon. Get ready to become part of an epic myth and legend!

Many thanks to Maikel for providing us with the game and the review!

posted by Lulu_Jane // 02-02-2010 // not downloadable // game // RPG // permalink
And then there was one...
Yes, we're unprotecting the game where it all began - Eye Of The Beholder, the first installment of the epic RPG trilogy. Evil lurks beneath your city in the fetid sewers and only you and your trusty band of fellow adventurers can save the day! Can you destroy the clanking skeletons who lurk below? Only time will tell...

A big thanks to Mika for providing us with both the game and review.

posted by Lulu_Jane // 02-02-2010 // not downloadable // game // Action // permalink
Amuse Me, Mutant
With an exceptional roster of powerful mutants like Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, Dazzler and Cyclops you don't want to miss this X-Men game. We already added X-Men 2: Fall of the Mutans a while ago, but now it's time for X-Men: Madness in Murderworld!

Besides controlling the six heroes I mentioned before, you get to enjoy 500 action and combat screens (at least that's what the advertisement uploaded by our member Geezer says) featuring Arcade's own amusement park, Murderworld. Judging by the name it's not a friendly place, and it isn't supposed to be, because that's where Magneto and Arcade are detaining Professor X.

esgmaster receives our gratitude and a nice amount of pieces of eight for writing the review and capturing the screens.
posted by TotalAnarchy // 03-02-2010 // downloadable // game // Adventure // permalink

Destination: Old West
Join Fievel Mousekewitz in his quest to find his family and build his dreams on american soil, the land of the free and the brave. This is the reimagining of Steven Spielberg's animated films "An American Tail" as a PC game. Awaiting you is the stunning city of New York, and the dusty plains of the Old West. The story about a russian mouse who emigrated in USA is both unique and memorable, charming you forever, no matter if you're a child or an adult.

Today, with exclusive help from Dragom, the boxshots and the manual were added to the gamepage. If you want something different from the usual gritty, sober atmosphere surrounding a lot of Abandonia's games, here's a good option to take into consideration.
posted by TotalAnarchy // 04-02-2010 // extra // permalink

The Land of the Winds
In Storm Master, you play as a benevolent tyrant, who rules over the land of Eolia, which basically means "land of the winds". However, this is not the first time when the term is used to designate a realm. In Ancient Greece there was a historical region wearing the same name. Situated in Asia Minor, north of Ionia, bordered to the east by the Kingdom of Lydia and with its western shores washed by the warm waters of the Aegean Sea, Aeolia's main city was Smyrna (modern Izmir).

Certainly, the guys from Silmarils inspired themselves a bit from the ancient greeks' ways of managing their homeland, but with city names like Volgaatil, Xhuultil and Ozgaatil, I'd say the orcish language had a bigger influence on this game. Storm Master is a strategy that tasks you with managing your country, fighting at the same time in a unending war with the neighbour island of Sharkaania.

This was requested a long time ago, so here it is: you can now read the manual in the extras section. Additionally a scan of the floppy disk was added as a boxshot. Both files were supplied, by one of our Grand Magisters - munuainen.
posted by TotalAnarchy // 05-02-2010 // extra // permalink

Flaming Tanks in Moscow
19 years in the past, USSR, a KGB officer (that's you) uncovered a conspiration against General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. You'll get to fight crime, corruption and your own organization this time. After those events, Perestroika's parting gift was the collapse of the "eastern behemoth", leading to the end of the Cold War.

Today's occasion was the addition of the manual for Cryo's adventure KGB (aka Conspiracy). Thanks comrade Greyfox Maquis.
posted by TotalAnarchy // 06-02-2010 // extra // permalink

Word Whiz of the Galaxy!
Time to put your English vocabulary to the test, no matter if you're born in United Kingdom or Azerbaidjan. One must master the most effective tool for the globalisation, in order to ultimately get at the top.

400 Questions are available in today's addition - Word Whiz. A barrel of grog to our friend Tomekk, who uploaded the archive for it.
posted by TotalAnarchy // 07-02-2010 // downloadable // game // Puzzle // permalink

The Lost Bloodline of Darkspyre
Everyone who previously played Event Horizon's Veil of Darkness and Dusk of the Gods, won't find a surprise here. The Summoning is the sequel to Darkspyre, featuring real-time dungeon-based role-playing gameplay viewed from a third-person perspective. |=u=|

Oh, you noblest sons of warring fathers, whose grandfathers and their wives fought side by side in ages past, follow me! Dishonor not these ancient and valued halls, whose stones lay stained by the blood of better men. They who died to build this kingdom were champions. They were of your kin and kind, and they need no introduction. But you, all of you, seem content to forget their sacrifice.

Because our manual is a version converted into .doc and it's quite impossible to squeeze anything but text out of it, Taaru made sure that nobody would have a reason to give up before actually trying it by uploading the Copy Protection Answers.
posted by TotalAnarchy // 08-02-2010 // extra // permalink

The Emerald of Persia
The Prince of Persia franchise has distanced itself a lot from the original concept of the 1990 classic. Both the trilogy, and the latest 2008 installment, while trying to preserve the fast-paced action and the character's slickness, they avoid some simple elements that made the game unique. This is definitely not a bad thing, as those titles attempt to keep everything fresh, otherwise the modern gamer will definitely get bored.

Still, us retro gamers crave for the "Forgotten Sands" we lost in the 90s, and it's quite obvious the newest PoP game (scheduled for summer 2010) isn't going to be exactly the thing we're looking for. Let's hope for a good game, though... The extras section has new stuff in it: the manual, uploaded by Lenor, and an image showing the Copy Protection Answers, by AzureDragon. Fireworks of PoEs for your efforts.
posted by TotalAnarchy // 10-02-2010 // extra // permalink

Yes, I Want To Be a Hero
New adventures await our hero in the faraway land of Mordavia. Undead armies are infesting the once peaceful and quiet country and it's your duty as the HERO to protect it. Obviously, the Dark One plans to plague this world once more, and there's only one way to stop him... Meet old enemies, make new allies, die in stupid ways, laugh at horrible innocent puns - play Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness.

Many of you should be already familiar with the newest game on Abandonia. It's a hybrid between adventure and role-playing elements, similarly to the previous titles in the series, placed in a setting inspired by Eastern European cultures and introducing a new combat system.

Our venerable reviewer Panthro has done it again, by providing a fine piece of text about this Sierra classic, and together with bobson, the one who provided the archive, will receive a real breathing Rusalka, uh, I meant real Russian borsch, spiced with PoEs.
posted by TotalAnarchy // 11-02-2010 // not downloadable // game // Adventure // permalink

We will not go gently into that good night!
Instead we will mass our armies and rage, rage against the dying of the light! And how do we do that? With Fantasy General of course! This massive hex-based strategy game allows you conquer great swathes of countryside with a wide variety of army units. Destroy your foes, collect various magical items and meet other heroes like yourself. So hop to it soldier, the world won't conquer itself!

Many thanks to TaloN for providing us with this game and the review.

posted by Lulu_Jane // 12-02-2010 // not downloadable // game // Strategy // permalink
Command & Conquer, Red Alert and Tiberan Sun are now FREE!
Yep that's right: with C&C4 just around the corner, EA decided to give us the first three Command & Conquer games (if you count Red Alert as one) for free! Just click on the news post to get taken to the download page.
posted by red_avatar // 13-02-2010 // permalink
Major Extras Update
We have decided to upload a small batch of extras today. Basically extras for games that had an extras update in 2009, won't have a separate newspost, allowing us to focus on promoting other games. But we still need to give proper credit for our contributors. So here's the list:

Might & Magic IV and V: World of Xeen, a lot of extras from Chris, Acethor and Kronos
The Lost Admiral, boxshots by Dragom
Might & Magic III: Isles of Terra, boxshots by Kronos
007 - Licence To Kill, Instructions by Geezer
Sea Rogue, manual by Romano
EcoQuest: the Search for Cetus, german manual and 1991 Sierra Catalog by Chris
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny, Player Reference Card by Kronos
Conan the Cimmerian, Solution by Romano
Jagged Alliance, demo by marko river; Quick Reference Card by Xhumed
Supremacy: Your Will Be Done, boxshots by Dragom
Civilization, boxshots by BentleyVA; Copy Protection Answers and Hack/Cheats by Saccade
Shadowcaster, manual by munuainen
Star Wars - X-Wing, german manual by Stinker
Space Quest, manual by Xhumed
Leather Goddesses of Phobos, map and scratch n sniff card, by Xhumed
posted by TotalAnarchy // 13-02-2010 // permalink

Happy Valentine's drive... I mean day...
Remember this guy? I surely do. He used to chase me and was giving me tickets back in 1995 and 1996. I was managing to escape him in most of the situations, but he kept on chasing me. He was always there. If you saw him at least once, then you know what I'm talking about. Today's addition is the legendary game The Need for Speed, the very first in the series. After a long Valentine's day, choose your favorite sport's car and take a long slow drive with your beloved one... Or just go as fast as you can if that's what you feel. Happy driving!
posted by marko river // 15-02-2010 // downloadable // game // Racing // permalink
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