DIY: Bartop Arcade Cabinet - Part 1

DIY: Bartop Arcade Cabinet - Part 1
I finally did it. After months of hesitation, of wondering if I had the space for it, or the time for it, or the skill for it, I decided to build my own arcade cabinet. The first choice is probably the easiest: what kind of cabinet do I want? The  […]

Maniac Mansion (Lucasfilm Games, 1987)

Maniac Mansion (Lucasfilm Games, 1987)
Finally! I've been looking for Maniac Mansion for ages, and the ebay god smiled upon me at last. I found a boxed copy for Atari ST at an almost reasonable price. An Atari ST version was not my first choice, as I usually prefer to track down the actual versions  […]

Day of the Tentacle (LucasArts, 1993)

Day of the Tentacle (LucasArts, 1993)
I loved Maniac Mansion. I played it on my trusty C64 back in the day, and it was probably my first graphic adventure ever. Well, it simply blew my mind. It was, first of all, a new way to tell a story. A way were you didn't simply lay there,  […]

Loom (Lucasfilm, 1990)

Loom (Lucasfilm, 1990)
It was about time we talked about a Lucasfilm adventure, don't you think? Since I like being an anticonformist, no Monkey Island or Indiana Jones. We're talking about Loom. Loom is kind of a strange duck. It's quite different from the aforementioned Lucasfilm adventures. First of all, the setting is  […]

Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon (Westwood, 1991)

Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon (Westwood, 1991)
I really enjoyed the first Eye of the Beholder, as you probably already know. It was my first attempt at dungeon crawling and probably at (C)RPG in general. I spent entire afternoons hand drawing maps. Or trying to figure out how to solve a certain puzzle. Not spiders again!  […]