Old and new computer games

Last Updated or created 2023-02-01

Only the ones i’ve played recently or having good memories playing it.
Only noteworthy games

Pyramid Mummy pharaoh thingy ??? One of the first games i remember.
(Besides Pong on a “pong-only” system)

I’ve played a Mummy game in Black/White on a XZ81 or ZX Spectrum, one of the first Computers i had access to. (Richard)
But i can´t find/remember the name.

The Sentinel (1986)



In The Sentinel, the player takes the role of a Synthoid, a telepathic robot who has to take control of a number of surreal, checkered landscapes of hills and valleys, by climbing from the lowest spot, where the hunt begins, to the highest platform, over which the Sentinel looms.

The Synthoid itself cannot move across the level; instead it can look around, accumulate energy by absorbing the objects that are scattered across the landscape, create stacks of boulders, generate inert Synthoid shells and transfer its consciousness from one of these clones to another.

Kings Quest II? (1985)

Played this with my friend Richard on his Atari ST

Few years later, same kind of Game Engine:

Leisure suit larry in the land of the lounge lizards

The Myst series (1993-)


The player races a vehicle against several other computers controlled competitors in various settings, including city, mine, and industrial areas. The player has a certain amount of time to complete each race, but more time may be gained by collecting bonuses, damaging the competitors’ cars, or by running over pedestrians. Unusually for a racing game, checkpoints do not extend the time limit.

7th Guest

The 7th Guest is an interactive movie puzzle adventure game, produced by Trilobyte and originally released by Virgin Interactive Entertainment in April 1993. It is one of the first computer video games to be released only on CD-ROM. The 7th Guest is a horror story told from the unfolding perspective of the player, as an amnesiac. The game received a great amount of press attention for making live action video clips a core part of its gameplay, for its unprecedented amount of pre-rendered 3D graphics, and for its adult content. In addition, the game was very successful, with over two million copies sold. It, alongside Myst, is widely regarded as a killer app that accelerated the sales of CD-ROM drives.

DOOM and Quake

Many many hours i’ve spend playing doom with Mandy on my first network (1995?)
Quake was my Graphics Card Checker, i never made it to level two!


Shadow of the Beast, Super Frog ,The Sentinel, Game of Thrones and Dr Mario

And dual player Stunt Car Racer. We played this before there were networks, using a serial cable!

Simulators and more

I used to have Microsoft Flightsim (the old version) , but my main operating system is Linux so i switched to XPlane (Windows, linux and Mac) See other posts about Flightsims

VR games

We bought VR glasses.
Besides viewing movies in 3D, playing with Blender in 3D, Xplane flightsimulator there are some games i sometimes play.

I expect you to die, WWI Warplanes, Green Hell and Mass Exodus Redux. The last one is great fun together with a PC player.

Android games

Tried several games, non stuck.
I enjoyed “SpaceTeam” the most.
Current (dorment on my phone) : Mekorama, BinaryGrid2 (Yes Nerd), Dice me and 2 Player Reactor (those last two, for playing with friends while traveling)

Arcade games

I only knew Galaga, on a table version in Germany (We played there with the Concord Pipe Band)
The other one was
Hyper Olympics by Konami ( Snackbar “Lunch” when attending school LTS Deventer )

PC Games (Recent)

Uboot, Xplane Flightsimulator,Keep talking and nobody explodes

Switch Games (Recent)

Limbo, Unravel Two, Death Squared,Machinarium,Degrees of Separation, Guacamelee 2
Mostly Co-op

Sidetrack … pinball

I really like the Terminator pinball game.
There is one in Zwolle at https://computermuseum.nl/
(This one i played when i was a soldier in 1992)
I have some test setups for Virtual Pinballs, but its not the same.

“Recent” old Skool games


1942 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1942_(video_game)

Metal Slug series – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Slug_2

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