Retro Gaming

Retro Gaming (formerly Nostalgia Lane) is an intermittent article series in which I recall some of my favorite video games — PC and console — of the past three decades.  It also contains my classic game playthroughs, in which I attempt to go through my growing library to see how these older games hold up.

230 thoughts on “Retro Gaming

  1. Pingback: Good ol’ gaming « Bio Break

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  3. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Fromer’s guide to Sigil | Bio Break

  4. Pingback: Planescape Torment: The nature of a man | Bio Break

  5. Pingback: Planescape Torment: | Bio Break

  6. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Ragpicker’s Square | Bio Break

  7. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Deep into the Warrens | Bio Break

  8. Pingback: Planescape Torment: The catacombs | Bio Break

  9. Pingback: Planescape Torment: The catacombs | Bio Break

  10. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Severed arm diplomacy | Bio Break

  11. Pingback: Planescape Torment: The Drowned Nations | Bio Break

  12. Pingback: Planescape Torment: In the house of madmen | Bio Break

  13. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Kidnapped! | Bio Break

  14. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Dead men tell plenty of tales | Bio Break

  15. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Party at Nameless One’s crib! | Bio Break

  16. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Coaxmetal and the Tower of Doom | Bio Break

  17. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Fear the Justifier! | Bio Break

  18. Pingback: Planescape Torment: The best little brothel in Sigil | Bio Break

  19. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Morte comes clean at last | Bio Break

  20. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Skin of stone | Bio Break

  21. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Playing from McDonald’s | Bio Break

  22. Pingback: Planescape Torment: The Grand Apology Tour | Bio Break

  23. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Welcome to Curst | Bio Break

  24. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Prison bust! | Bio Break

  25. Pingback: Planescape Torment: Screeching to a dead halt | Bio Break

  26. Pingback: Planescape Torment: The final stretch | Bio Break

  27. Pingback: Vote on the next Bio Break classic game safari! | Bio Break

  28. Pingback: Zork: The Great Underground Empire | Bio Break

  29. Pingback: Zork: A white house | Bio Break

  30. Pingback: Zork: Flood Control Dam #3 | Bio Break

  31. Pingback: Zork: Welcome to Hell | Bio Break

  32. Pingback: Zork: A walk through the forest | Bio Break

  33. Pingback: Zork: InvisiClues | Bio Break

  34. Pingback: Zork: An abrupt end | Bio Break

  35. Pingback: Master of Orion: A blast from my past | Bio Break

  36. Pingback: Master of Orion | Bio Break

  37. Pingback: Master of Orion: | Bio Break

  38. Pingback: Master of Orion: Identify yourself or be deleted | Bio Break

  39. Pingback: Master of Orion: The Battle of Ocho | Bio Break

  40. Pingback: Master of Orion: Vote for Emperor Syp! | Bio Break

  41. Pingback: Master of Orion: Bird beatdown | Bio Break

  42. Pingback: Master of Orion: A requiem for Ysharros | Bio Break

  43. Pingback: Master of Orion: Birdmageddon | Bio Break

  44. Pingback: Master of Orion: Stalemate | Bio Break

  45. Pingback: Master of Orion and Syp: A Tale of Humanity | Casual Aggro

  46. Pingback: Master of Orion: Trading places | Bio Break

  47. Pingback: Telling Tales | Harbinger Zero

  48. Pingback: Master of Orion: Out with a bang | Bio Break

  49. Pingback: Arcanum: The birth of a gunslinger | Bio Break

  50. Pingback: Arcanum: Wolf-smacking with Virgil | Bio Break

  51. Pingback: Arcanum: Ghostbusters | Bio Break

  52. Pingback: Arcanum: Bank blasters | Bio Break

  53. Pingback: Arcanum: Stuck in Shrouded Hills | Bio Break

  54. Pingback: Arcanum: Regrets | Bio Break

  55. Pingback: Arcanum: Old people in love | Bio Break

  56. Pingback: Arcanum: Slumming in Black Root | Bio Break

  57. Pingback: Arcanum: The magick trap | Bio Break

  58. Pingback: Arcanum: Final Thoughts | Bio Break

  59. Pingback: Beyond Good & Evil: A cult classic revisited | Bio Break

  60. Pingback: Beyond Good & Evil: Jamaican Rhinos | Bio Break

  61. Pingback: Beyond Good & Evil: Fart-powered rocket boots | Bio Break

  62. Pingback: Beyond Good & Evil: Joining IRIS | Bio Break

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  64. Pingback: Beyond Good & Evil: Adventures in elevator maintenance | Bio Break

  65. Pingback: Beyond Good & Evil: How the sausage is made | Bio Break

  66. Pingback: Heroes of Might and Magic III: The tutorial | Bio Break

  67. Pingback: Heroes of Might and Magic III: New Beginning | Bio Break

  68. Pingback: Heroes of Might and Magic III: The do-over | Bio Break

  69. Pingback: Heroes of Might & Magic III: Mega-army | Bio Break

  70. Pingback: Heroes of Might and Magic III: Onto Narnia! | Bio Break

  71. Pingback: Heroes of Might and Magic III: Endgame | Bio Break

  72. Pingback: Heroes of Might and Magic III: Not endgame, apparently | Bio Break

  73. Pingback: Heroes of Might and Magic III: All hail King Syp! | Bio Break

  74. Pingback: Wasteland: Introducing Syp’s Rangers | Bio Break

  75. Pingback: Wasteland: Highpool | Bio Break

  76. Pingback: Wasteland: Agricultural Center | Bio Break

  77. Pingback: What Do You Miss? | Harbinger Zero

  78. Pingback: Wasteland: Desert Nomads | Bio Break

  79. Pingback: Wasteland: Mine Shaft | Bio Break

  80. Pingback: Wasteland: Savage Village | Bio Break

  81. Pingback: Wasteland: Final thoughts | Bio Break

  82. Pingback: King’s Quest: Quest accepted! | Bio Break

  83. Pingback: King’s Quest: Two steps forward, one step back | Bio Break

  84. Pingback: King’s Quest: Of goats and dragons | Bio Break

  85. Pingback: King’s Quest: Syp in the land of clouds | Bio Break

  86. Pingback: King’s Quest: King Syp is crowned | Bio Break

  87. Pingback: King’s Quest II: From king to beach bunny | Bio Break

  88. Pingback: King’s Quest II: Death by wolf | Bio Break

  89. Pingback: King’s Quest II: Batman! | Bio Break

  90. Pingback: King’s Quest II: Nobody likes Graham | Bio Break

  91. Pingback: King’s Quest II: Because that would be too simple | Bio Break

  92. Pingback: King’s Quest II: Enter… the DRACULA | Bio Break

  93. Pingback: King’s Quest II: A white wedding | Bio Break

  94. Pingback: Fallout: A newborn Vault baby | Bio Break

  95. Pingback: Fallout: Wub-wub | Bio Break

  96. Pingback: Fallout: The horrors of Vault 15 | Bio Break

  97. Pingback: Fallout: The water thief | Bio Break

  98. Pingback: Fallout: Betty vs. Garl | Bio Break

  99. Pingback: Fallout: Greetings from Junktown, wish you were here | Bio Break

  100. Pingback: Fallout: COOOKKIIEEEE! | Bio Break

  101. Pingback: Fallout: Revenge of the Gizmo | Bio Break

  102. Pingback: Fallout: Into the sewer of the dead | Bio Break

  103. Pingback: Wing Commander: They call me Ace | Bio Break

  104. Pingback: Wing Commander: How do I land, again? | Bio Break

  105. Pingback: Wing Commander: Making ‘sport out of me | Bio Break

  106. Pingback: Wing Commander: Mud pigs and man skirts | Bio Break

  107. Pingback: Wing Commander: Never tell me the odds! | Bio Break

  108. Pingback: Wing Commander: Starkillers ‘r us | Bio Break

  109. Pingback: Wing Commander: Eject! Eject! | Bio Break

  110. Pingback: Ultima VII: | Bio Break

  111. Pingback: Ultima VII: Paint by numbers | Bio Break

  112. Pingback: Ultima VII: Barging into homes | Bio Break

  113. Pingback: Ultima VII: The hunger game | Bio Break

  114. Pingback: Ultima VII: Out into the big world | Bio Break

  115. Pingback: Ultima VII: Fear and loathing in Paws | Bio Break

  116. Pingback: Ultima VII: A sense of world | Bio Break

  117. Pingback: Ultima VII: On to Britain! | Bio Break

  118. Pingback: Ultima VII: Old friends have the time | Bio Break

  119. Pingback: Ultima VII: Presenting… The Avatars! | Bio Break

  120. Pingback: Ultima VII: Kings and dirty diapers do not mix | Bio Break

  121. Pingback: Ultima VII: Having fun storming the castle | Bio Break

  122. Pingback: Ultima VII: Magic carpet ride | Bio Break

  123. Pingback: Ultima VII: By jove, it’s Cove! | Bio Break

  124. Pingback: Ultima VII: Looking into my future | Bio Break

  125. Pingback: Ultima VII: An invisible murder | Bio Break

  126. Pingback: Ultima VII: Chasing ghosts | Bio Break

  127. Pingback: Ultima VII: Final thoughts | Bio Break

  128. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: This one’s for you, Hoppy | Bio Break

  129. Pingback: Gabriel Knight: Justice for Syp! | Bio Break

  130. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: To the zoo! | Bio Break

  131. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Gabe goes to college | Bio Break

  132. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Join the club, dude | Bio Break

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  134. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Meet Grace | Bio Break

  135. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Grace, undeterred | Bio Break

  136. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Finding Gabo | Bio Break

  137. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: The death swan | Bio Break

  138. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: More fun with Xavier | Bio Break

  139. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Men Who Sit In Chairs And Talk A Lot | Bio Break

  140. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Grace is totally into death | Bio Break

  141. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Wallowing in Wagner | Bio Break

  142. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Castle cruising | Bio Break

  143. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Lilies of the valley | Bio Break

  144. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: In which stuff starts actually happening | Bio Break

  145. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Tiger time | Bio Break

  146. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Things get gross | Bio Break

  147. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Werewolf hunt | Bio Break

  148. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Reunited at last! | Bio Break

  149. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Wagner scavenger hunt | Bio Break

  150. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Two months later | Bio Break

  151. Pingback: Gabriel Knight 2: Endgame | Bio Break

  152. Pingback: Space Quest: Getting spaced | Bio Break

  153. Pingback: Space Quest: Planetfall | Bio Break

  154. Pingback: Space Quest: Underground adventures | Bio Break

  155. Pingback: Space Quest: Ulence Flats | Bio Break

  156. Pingback: Space Quest: Boarding the Deltaur | Bio Break

  157. Pingback: Space Quest II: Life sucks again | Bio Break

  158. Pingback: Space Quest II: Crash landing on Labion | Bio Break

  159. Pingback: Space Quest II: It takes the berries from the basket and rubs it on itself | Bio Break

  160. Pingback: Space Quest II: Another day, another underground adventure | Bio Break

  161. Pingback: Space Quest II: You’ve just got to know how to pack | Bio Break

  162. Pingback: Space Quest II: Once a janitor, always a janitor | Bio Break

  163. Pingback: Space Quest III: Garbage duty | Bio Break

  164. Pingback: Space Quest III: The dos and don’ts of garbage collecting | Bio Break

  165. Pingback: Space Quest III: Warp jump to Phleebhut! | Bio Break

  166. Pingback: Space Quest III: Given a sporting chance | Bio Break

  167. Pingback: Space Quest III: Astro Chicken! | Bio Break

  168. Pingback: Space Quest III: The Planet Oregano… er, Ortega | Bio Break

  169. Pingback: Space Quest III: Pestering Pestulon | Bio Break

  170. Pingback: Space Quest IV: Ripping time a new one | Bio Break

  171. Pingback: Space Quest IV: Xenon! You monsters! | Bio Break

  172. Pingback: Space Quest IV: I’ve been slimed | Bio Break

  173. Pingback: Space Quest IV: Space Quest X | Bio Break

  174. Pingback: Space Quest IV: Shopping spree at the Galaxy Galleria | Bio Break

  175. Pingback: Space Quest IV: Roller derby | Bio Break

  176. Pingback: Space Quest IV: Back to Ulence Flats | Bio Break

  177. Pingback: Space Quest IV: Time travel is a headache | Bio Break

  178. Pingback: System Shock 2: Syp is a wuss | Bio Break

  179. Pingback: System Shock 2: All alone. So very alone. | Bio Break

  180. Pingback: System Shock 2: Xerxes, why you no like me? | Bio Break

  181. Pingback: System Shock 2: Reboot | Bio Break

  182. Pingback: System Shock 2: Medical malpractice | Bio Break

  183. Pingback: Your guide to surviving a week without Bio Break | Bio Break

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  185. Pingback: System Shock 2: What’s up, Watts? | Bio Break

  186. Pingback: System Shock 2: Human contact at last | Bio Break

  187. Pingback: System Shock 2: Engineering under duress | Bio Break

  188. Pingback: System Shock 2: Freaking out at the bottom of the ship | Bio Break

  189. Pingback: System Shock 2: Rebuilding the Von Braun, piece by piece | Bio Break

  190. Pingback: System Shock 2: Power to the person | Bio Break

  191. Pingback: System Shock 2: The horrors of hydroponics | Bio Break

  192. Pingback: System Shock 2: Betrayal in Operations | Bio Break

  193. Pingback: System Shock 2: Bronson’s last stand | Bio Break

  194. Pingback: System Shock 2: Fun and games | Bio Break

  195. Pingback: System Shock 2: Command and conquer | Bio Break

  196. Pingback: System Shock 2: All aboard the Rickenbacker! | Bio Break

  197. Pingback: System Shock 2: Upside-down! | Bio Break

  198. Pingback: System Shock 2: Inner space | Bio Break

  199. Pingback: Sanitarium: Where am I? | Bio Break

  200. Pingback: Sanitarium: Mother and the children | Bio Break

  201. Pingback: Sanitarium: The courtyard and chapel | Bio Break

  202. Pingback: Sanitarium: The circus of fools | Bio Break

  203. Pingback: Quest for Glory 1: Magical adventure | Bio Break

  204. Pingback: Quest for Glory: Packing for adventure! | Bio Break

  205. Pingback: Quest for Glory: Robbing little old ladies | Bio Break

  206. Pingback: Quest for Glory: Raking horse poop | Bio Break

  207. Pingback: Quest for Glory: Fifty shades of apples | Bio Break

  208. Pingback: Quest for Glory: Neck Romancers | Bio Break

  209. Pingback: Quest for Glory: The Baba Yaga’s task | Bio Break

  210. Pingback: Quest for Glory: Dryad scavenger hunt | Bio Break

  211. Pingback: Quest for Glory: The man in the cave | Bio Break

  212. Pingback: Quest for Glory: Climbing lessons | Bio Break

  213. Pingback: Quest for Glory: The Three Stooges | Bio Break

  214. Pingback: Starflight: Intergalactic nostalgia trip | Bio Break

  215. Pingback: Starflight: Copyright protection | Bio Break

  216. Pingback: Starflight: FTL | Bio Break

  217. Pingback: Starflight: Getting towed where no one has been towed before | Bio Break

  218. Pingback: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis: Tomb raider | Bio Break

  219. Pingback: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis: NY, NY | Bio Break

  220. Pingback: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis: Ice to meet you | Bio Break

  221. Pingback: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantas: Tiki-Tikal | Bio Break

  222. Pingback: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis: Corpsicle | Bio Break

  223. Pingback: My 10 favorite geeky things of 2014 #3: Retro gaming | Bio Break

  224. Pingback: Temple of Elemental Evil: Rolling my party | Bio Break

  225. Pingback: Temple of Elemental Evil: The Fellowship of the Elmo | Bio Break

  226. Pingback: Temple of Elemental Evil: The giant tick | Bio Break

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  228. Pingback: Temple of Elemental Evil: Showdown with the Master | Bio Break

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