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Reply 120 of 129, by pan069

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robertmo wrote on 2020-10-05, 17:35:

Looks interesting. Never heard of it. Reminds me a little bit of Castles:

https://www.mobygames.com/game/castles

Reply 121 of 129, by hyperrmachine

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Some nice Hi-res (16 color) DOS games:

Dokyusei (1992, ELF)
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(Pictured above is the PC-98 version; the DOS version is more or less the same)
The Incredible Machine & Sid and Al's Incredible Toons(1993, Dynamix)
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Welltris (1989, Spectrum Holobyte)
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Reply 122 of 129, by clueless1

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I just remembered Terminal Velocity was gorgeous and ran pretty well on a fast 486.

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Reply 124 of 129, by hyperrmachine

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quovadis11 wrote on 2020-10-06, 03:08:

Wow... There's a lot of beautiful DOS games.
In general, Japanese games made good use of bitmaps, but there were games that were comparable to Western ones.

I just happen to know a lot of beautiful looking DOS games. But I played very few of them (lol)

I feel like that Sam & Max: Hit the Road is one of the best looking adventure games of all time and the best looking LucasArts adventure game released on DOS.
I played Sam & Max a few days ago; it was okay but I felt it was too short and had a bland ending.

Speaking of cyberpunk-themed games, Rise of the Dragon comes to mind. The EGA version's color palette makes the cyberpunk feeling more real.
(Pic related is EGA version)

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Reply 125 of 129, by Jo22

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hyperrmachine wrote on 2020-10-06, 12:01:
I just happen to know a lot of beautiful looking DOS games. But I played very few of them (lol) […]
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quovadis11 wrote on 2020-10-06, 03:08:

Wow... There's a lot of beautiful DOS games.
In general, Japanese games made good use of bitmaps, but there were games that were comparable to Western ones.

I just happen to know a lot of beautiful looking DOS games. But I played very few of them (lol)

I feel like that Sam & Max: Hit the Road is one of the best looking adventure games of all time and the best looking LucasArts adventure game released on DOS.
I played Sam & Max a few days ago; it was okay but I felt it was too short and had a bland ending.

Speaking of cyberpunk-themed games, Rise of the Dragon comes to mind. The EGA version's color palette makes the cyberpunk feeling more real.
(Pic related is EGA version)

I second that, Sam and Max was wonderfully drawn. There even was a cartoon show on VHS in the mid-90s with the same animation style as the intro, I think.
Rise of the Dragon is also superb. It's on par with Snatchers and Beneath a Steel Sky, I think. All three are great cyber-punk adventures, also.
I think there are some really nice ones more of this kind.
From ca. '86/'87 onwards, I think. Have to check Moby Games..

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Reply 126 of 129, by hyperrmachine

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Jo22 wrote on 2020-10-16, 06:01:
hyperrmachine wrote on 2020-10-06, 12:01:
I just happen to know a lot of beautiful looking DOS games. But I played very few of them (lol) […]
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quovadis11 wrote on 2020-10-06, 03:08:

Wow... There's a lot of beautiful DOS games.
In general, Japanese games made good use of bitmaps, but there were games that were comparable to Western ones.

I just happen to know a lot of beautiful looking DOS games. But I played very few of them (lol)

I feel like that Sam & Max: Hit the Road is one of the best looking adventure games of all time and the best looking LucasArts adventure game released on DOS.
I played Sam & Max a few days ago; it was okay but I felt it was too short and had a bland ending.

Speaking of cyberpunk-themed games, Rise of the Dragon comes to mind. The EGA version's color palette makes the cyberpunk feeling more real.
(Pic related is EGA version)

I second that, Sam and Max was wonderfully drawn. There even was a cartoon show on VHS in the mid-90s with the same animation style as the intro, I think.

Don't you mean The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police? That came out in '97.

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Reply 127 of 129, by Terracresta

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hyperrmachine wrote on 2020-10-06, 01:12:

Some nice Hi-res (16 color) DOS games:

Dokyusei (1992, ELF)

Ah yes, Elf games. The Ecchi/Hentai variety. xD
The first Dokyusei screenshot really reminds me of Dragon Knight III, better know as Knights of Xentar on PC in the west. With it's "3D" mode that simply tilted the playing field slightly. When I see what they want on Ebay for the Big Box game, I could hit myself for destroying all my boxes at the end of the 90's when I was running out of space, only keeping the Jewel Cases...

Reply 128 of 129, by Jed118

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I didn't read the whole thread but my picks for 486 VGA are:

-Settlers 2 gold (or even Settlers in SVGA mode, which is 640x480)
-The cut scenes from Burntime (decent game too)
-Star Control II
-NOMAD (Papyrus) - TBH a bit too jagged gameplay graphics like Stunts which came out 3 years before it, but the alien art is nice
-Spacewrecked (for when it came out)
-Syndicate
-Dune/Dune II
-Transport Tycoon
-Alien Breed - Tower Assault
-Crystalis (NES) on NESticle (cheating a bit there but feasible)
-Spellcasting 101
-Later leisure suit larrys (4-6, Love for sail)
-Pirates! Gold
-Monkey Island
-Heroes of Might and Magic II (even the first one is not graphically bad)
-Star Trek - A Final Unity (IIRC that DID run on my DX2/66 back in the day)
-Civ 2 (might be pushing it)
-Total Annihilation (Technically needs a P75, I wonder if it would run on a 5x86-133 - really pushing that one!)

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Reply 129 of 129, by dr_st

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hyperrmachine wrote on 2020-10-06, 01:12:

The Incredible Machine & Sid and Al's Incredible Toons(1993, Dynamix)

Don't forget The Incredible Machine 2 - a great upgrade to the original.
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