Retro

Blast Magazine retro features — good old days stuff like Choose Your Own Adventure books, old video games and more!

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Retro: Interplay’s Messiah

This review originally appeared on Reviewcenter.com in 2000. By John W. Fletcher Messiah is probably one of the more unique games I have seen in the last few years -- being completely original by not only...
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Retro: PacMan World 2

This review originally appeared on Reviewcenter.com in 2002. An evil force by the name of "Spooky" has been unleashed by those dastardly ghosts and it's up to everyone's favorite pepperoni-slice shaped yello...
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The Review Center’s take on Myst

From 1998 Myst is a classic adventure game created in 1994. The journey begins on a mysterious and somewhat magical island world that seems like a ghost town, but despite the lack of inhabitants the isle con...
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Retro: PC Desk

This review originally appeared on Reviewcenter.com and Sharewarejunkies.com in 1998. It was good DOS software that seems to have slipped through the cracks of time. We can't find a download link for it anymore...
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Retro: Rock Slide game

This review originally appeared on Reviewcenter.com and Sharewarejunkies.com in 1998 during the Golden Age of independent shareware computer games. Rock Slide is a Tetris clone puzzle game. The program runs ...
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Retro: Virus the Game

This review originally appeared on Reviewcenter.com and Sharewarejunkies.com in 1998 during the Golden Age of shareware gaming. The game (and manufacturer's website) remain the same today as they were back then...
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Retro: Hangsim review

This review appeared on Reviewcenter.com in 2000 during the heyday of PC flight simulation games, including a glut of combat games from Janes/Electronic Arts. Hangsim is a highly realistic flight simulation ...
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Retro: Nam game review

This review originally appeared on Reviewcenter.com in 1998. By John Guilfoil Nam is a 3D action game that sets you in the middle of the Vietnam War. Your war machine arsenal consists of the M60 machine g...
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Brain Quest DVD games

The sturdy sets of rectangular cards that graced the shelves of our middle schools have come into the 21st century in a big way. The Brain Quest DVD games from Brighter Minds each include up to 500 question...
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Old school video games

Next-generation video game consoles are teetering on the edge of photorealism, and pushing the limits of modern technology to draw more customers within a competitive industry. But are the jaw-dropping grap...