Here’s issue 7 of PC Zone. Issue 8 didn’t have much I was all that interested in but this is packed full of stuff from a preview of Beneath a Steel Sky and Shadowcaster, through reviews of Day Of The Tentacle, Dune, Lands Of Lore, Legend Of Kyrandia, Loom, Lost Vikings, Ringworld, Simon The Sorcerer and Wing Commander Academy. A lot of those are in a big CD version roundup of older games that had previously come out on floppy. I’ve got 2 of the 3 cover disks but only one was readable so I’ve included an image of Disk 1 as well.
They can be all be found at http://www.pixsoriginadventures.co.uk/PCZone
I’m down into the single digits now with these PC Zone scans. Nothing particularly stands out in this issue for me but I guess the biggest review in here is Flight Simulator 5, not a game that’s up my street but I still had a copy at the time to show off the PC. Said PC wasn’t up to it of course. More to my tastes are the adventure games Gateway II and Lost In Time but while I own them I still haven’t played them. I should mention the Silver Seed review but I’m sure I scanned that one for the site long ago and there is also a lengthy Sim City 2000 preview.
Two more issues before I run out. The scan can be found at http://www.pixsoriginadventures.co.uk/PCZone
You’re getting two issues in as many days as I thought I’d get this out of the way then concentrate on getting Vecalabeth finished off. This one is PC Zone Issue 11 from February 1994. It features the second half of an article on Origin Systems. I’ve always wanted to read the first half but still don’t have issue 10.
As far as reviews go, the big games this month are Sam and Max, Rebel Assault and Alone In The Dark 2. Interesting to see Sam and Max score less than Rebel Assault. Also that score of 97% for Alone In The Dark 2 might just be the highest score they ever gave. It’s certainly up there if not. The scan is now in with the rest at http://www.pixsoriginadventures.co.uk/PCZone
Here in the nick of time is this weeks PC Zone scan of the May 1994 issue. My favourite part of this one is probably the joystick review roundup covering most of the major joysticks of the era. I must have owned or used about half of these things over the years. Among the game reviews are some classics like Cannon Fodder, D/Generation and Gabriel Knight as well as Elder Scrolls Arena which might seem important in retrospect but it gets a deserved 62% here. It should go without saying by now but this latest PDF can be downloaded along with the rest at http://www.pixsoriginadventures.co.uk/PCZone
Here’s the latest PC Zone PDF of the August 1994 issue. This one covers some some real classics in the shape of Syndicate Plus, Simon The Sorcerer and Theme Park. There is also a competition for the forthcoming Beverley Hillbillies adventure game. I thought I knew most adventure games from this era but I confess that this one has passed me by entirely before now. I gather it’s one of the worst ever so I’ve clearly not been missing out. This latest PDF can be downloaded along with the rest at http://www.pixsoriginadventures.co.uk/PCZone