Gaming PC Retro Reviews

Rookery’s Retro Review: Everquest (PC)

Overall Score: 2 (of 5) from 2005 to present, a nostalgic first major MMORPG that slowly lost its way.  Down from a 3 out of 5 from 2001-2004, which was a decling from a 4 out of 5 from 1999-2001. Story:  Create a fantasy character to roam a gigantic world, fight monsters, find weapons & […]

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Rookery’s Retro Review: Laser Blast (Atari 2600)

Overall Score: 2 (of 5), great concept without delivery.  Cheat or be cheated, because lasers are faster than your ability to think or react. Story:  You’re both the pilot and gunner of a flying saucer.  Below are three equally fast mobile laser bases that can blast you out of the night’s sky.  The idea is […]

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Rookery’s Retro Review: Laser Gates (Atari 2600)

Overall Score: 4 (of 5).  Move fast & think faster as you shuttle your ship through a dangerous space cavern full of obstacles and foes. Story:  A quick nod to Imagic’s cartridge design.  Although they used the same for all their games, it sure is exciting to get them in nice condition. Fly in all […]

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Rookery’s Retro Review: Beamrider (Atari 2600)

Overall Score: 4 (of 5).  Futuristic blasting with lasers, torpedoes, alien ships, and dodging action. Story:  Zoom across a grid of an unknown world while flying saucers try to shoot you before you can shoot them.  If  you destroy fifteen, a mother ship called a Sector Sentinel will be summoned for you to torpedo before […]

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Rookery’s Retro Review: Time Pilot (Atari 2600)

Overall Score: 4 (of 5), shoot planes to travel through time! Story: Caught in a timewarp, you find yourself in 1910.  To earn your wings, you must destroy a number of fighters to advance to the next age. Next jump 1940, then 1970, followed by 1983 (the modern age?), and the future which is 2001! […]

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Rookery’s Retro Review: Fast Food (Atari 2600)

Overall Score: 5 (of 5), eat everything thrown at you! (except eggplant) Story:  As a disembodied mouth floating through the darkness, you have but one mission: eat delicious food flying fast for points.  Pizza, burgers, soda, icecream, take a tip from Wierd Al and just eat it.  Finish the level to be given the honorary […]

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Rookery’s Retro Review: Trojan (Nintendo Entertainment System)

Overall Score: 4 (of 5), medieval swordsmanship in the urban future! Story: With fiery red hair, blue armor, a sword & shield, you’re tasked with taking down mobs of mace-wielding thugs, pesky ranged fighters, bizarre lieutenants, and a powerful king  named Achilles in this NES classic: Trojan. Given the Greek names, perhaps the setting is […]