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Reply 120 of 126, 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 126, 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 126, by clueless1

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

The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.
OPL3 FM vs. Roland MT-32 vs. General MIDI DOS Game Comparison
Let's benchmark our systems with cache disabled
DOS PCI Graphics Card Benchmarks

Reply 124 of 126, 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 126, 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 126, 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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