Now, I had a fairly hard time picking just three games to feature here, and there’s entire categories that didn’t get represented. I’ll give a brief list of honorable mentions at the end of my post. But I’ve picked three games that have particular meaning to me, and that you might not be familiar with. Counting up to the top spot:
3) Heroes Unlimited.
I had to include a dice and paper RPG, and Heroes Unlimited may not be the best in any practical terms, but it’s the one that I have the fondest memories of playing, usually with my brother and his friends in one of their apartments. There’s something to be said for a game that allows you to become any of:
- An alien
- A bionic cyborg
- A robot
- A mutant
- Somebody who got super-human powers from a scientific experiment
- A wizard
- The lucky owner of a magic weapon or artifact
- Somebody who owns or operates a robotic exoskeleton
- A weapons collector
- An elite vehicles gearhead
- A mutated animal.
- A martial arts specialist
- A super-detective
And probably a handful of other character classes that I’ve forgotten off the top of my head! The details may be a bit fuzzy now, but I can’t forget those crazy interdimensional adventures we dreamed up, with brave but somewhat morally challenged heroes battling to stop the Master Programmer!
2) Inspector Parker
A fairly simple computer game in scope, but one that I’ve loved for years and keep going back to when I want to while away a few minutes training up my brain. I discovered it while looking through the online yahoo games site, and ended up buying a licence for the desktop version. Read the rest of this entry »