Duke Nukem then! Older than you think, but still kicking alien arse, perhaps even on your Netbook. NBG user Jeffrey Piatt offers us a littel retrospective on Nukem’s genesis. There`s more of ‘em than you think….
TechNoir finds gaming goodness… I decided shortly after buying a netbook to explore its gaming potential. Figuring that there was not a lot of chance of playing anything recently released (except maybe games made by PopCap), I started to seek out older games that I’d heard of, but missed out on first time around. DethKarz was one such game. It plays like Wipeout on wheels, doesn’t need massive amounts of time (so is good if you’re playing on the train), and runs perfectly on this bottom-of-the-range netbook. I play it on my lunch break at work.
Website:No longer up, but fansite here: http://dethkarz.go2web.net/USAFrames.html
Kyle G. reports on a classic platformer. “This is a classic platform motorbike game where the objective is simple: Collect the Apples and get to the flower in the least amount of time that you can. Be aware of obstacles like “KILLERS.” They are spinning spikes that will kill you if they make contact with your tires or your head. There are 18 levels available in the shareware version, and 54 levels in the full version ($9.95). The only keys thats used are the arrow keys and the space bar. Runs pretty good on a netbook”
Hardware:Intel Atom N450 (1.66Ghz), 1GB RAM, W7 Starter (32-bit)
F4LL0UT knows his games, and this one is simply superb! “While I’m not a fan of tower defense games in general, I instantly fell in love with this one. Zombies are invading your house and your plants are your main defense. Bigger hordes of more and more dangerous zombies demand cunning tactics and a wise choice of plants. Unlike most tower defense games this one has a very clever system of special zombies that can only be harmed in a certain way and also comes along with a an interesting way of gathering ressources. And a lot of randomness along with special plants that can be used rarely but have a chance of saving your ass in really grave situations make this game a very intense and dramatic experience. A whole bunch of minigames are further expanding the game, offering many many hours of fun.” Continue Reading
NBG user Zell tips us off about Sonic. Europe-only PC port of Sonic Adventure. Taking place on planet Earth, the evil Dr. Robotnik has returned. He’s eager to begin his plans for world domination by creating a twisted Utopian vision of Robotnikland. He has a scheme to use the seven Chaos Emeralds to empower the Chaos monster, which grows each time it consumes one of these magical Emeralds. Continue Reading