[geeks] Dos and similar games
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Thu Aug 3 16:14:22 CDT 2006
On Thu, 3 Aug 2006, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> Let's say you went into a store that was selling a handheld gaming
> unit that played "retro" games, and played some games on it.
> The first version would play DOS games, Arcade games, native Linux
> games. Later versions would include (many) Windows games.
> Which games would make you want to walk out with it?
Ultima, especially Ultima III and later.
The NES port of Ultima III by Pony Canyon / FCI and the dialogue system
changes in Ultima VII illustrate the necessary UI changes needed to make
it work on a handheld or other keyboardless device.
The NES game "Shadowgate" (wasn't it released for a more capable
platform, too?) is another excellent CRPG that would translate well to a
A tile-based Nethack wouldn't be horrible, either.
Commander Keen would make for a neat platformer, too.
Jonathan Patschke ) "A man who never dreams goes slowly mad."
Elgin, TX ( --Thomas Dolby, "Valley of the Mind's Eye"
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