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The first game in the series, Myst, was released in 1993 by brothers Rand and Robyn Miller and their video game company Cyan, Inc. The first sequel to Myst, Riven, was released in 1997 and was followed by three more direct sequels: Myst III: Exile in 2001, Myst IV: Revelation in 2004, and Myst V: End of Ages in 2005. A spinoff featuring a multiplayer component, Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, was released in 2003 and followed by two expansion packs. 

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  • PLAY RETRO 116: Wolverine!

    From Wolverine on the NES in 1991 to X2:Wolverine's Revenge on the PS2 in 2003, all of these titles share one thing in common. Their titular character and the inability of the developers to fully capture the essense of what makes a good Wolverine game. Most suffer from obscure plots where you scarcly encounter other mutants to poor game controls of a character that is poetry in meat slicing motion. The closest we get to having fun can be found on the GBC as city based platformer typical of the handheld and the "Almost" gets it X2: Wolverine's Revenge stealth game on the PS2, starring voice actors Mark Hammil and Patrick Stewart chewing up the scenery.
  • PLAY RETRO 115: Beneath a Steel Sky

    "Beneath A Steel Sky" is a point-and-click adventure game set in a dystopian future, developed by Revolution Software and released in 1994. The game unfolds in a post-apocalyptic world, specifically within the confines of a towering city known as Union City, ruled by a dictatorial regime and an all-seeing AI.
  • PLAY RETRO 114: Asteroids

    Atari's bestselling game of all time!! Step into the void of deep space with "Asteroids," the pulse-pounding arcade sensation of 1979, brought to you by Atari! Prepare to navigate a lone spaceship through an endless asteroid field, where danger lurks in every fragment and survival is the ultimate challenge. With state-of-the-art vector graphics that plunge you into the vastness of outer space, and thrilling gameplay that tests your reflexes and strategy, "Asteroids" delivers non-stop action and excitement. Dodge, weave, and fire your way to victory, blasting asteroids and elusive UFOs into oblivion. Can you secure your place among the stars and etch your name on the high score table? Join the adventure and become a legend in "Asteroids" – the adventure that's out of this world!
  • PLAY RETRO 113: System Shock

    Developed by Looking Glass Studios and published by Origin Systems for the MS-DOS, Mac OS, and PC-98. In it, the player controls a hacker who is caught attempting to steal files from the TriOptimum Corporation and is taken to Citadel Station, and cooperates with Edward Diego, an executive from the aforementioned company, to remove the station's AI, SHODAN's ethical constraints in exchange for a military-grade neural implant. For which the hacker is placed into a six month coma. The game starts as the hacker awakens from his slumber to discover that SHODAN has commandeered the ship.
  • PLAY RETRO 112: Chrono Trigger

    Chrono Trigger is a 1995 role-playing video game developed and published by Square. It was originally released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System as the first entry in the Chrono series. The game's development team included three designers that Square dubbed the "Dream Team": Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of Square's Final Fantasy series; Yuji Horii, creator of Enix's Dragon Quest series; and Akira Toriyama, character designer of Dragon Quest and author of the Dragon Ball manga series. It's a classic.
  • PLAY RETRO 111: Spy vs. Spy

    Inspired by the comic strip of the same name from Mad Magazine, known for its unique blend of strategy, platform, and competitive elements. Developed by First Star Software, the game pits two players, each controlling a spy (one dressed in white, the other in black), against each other in a race to collect secret items from an embassy and escape before the opponent or time runs out. The gameplay is marked by its innovative use of traps, which players set to thwart the other spy while avoiding traps themselves. The game can be played against the computer or in a two-player mode, offering a split-screen view to keep each player's actions and strategies hidden from the other.
  • PLAY RETRO 110: Advance Wars

    "Advance Wars," released in 2001 for the Game Boy Advance, is a critically acclaimed turn-based strategy game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. Set in the fictional continent of Cosmo Land, the game revolves around tactical battles between four nations: Orange Star, Blue Moon, Green Earth, and Yellow Comet, against the invading forces of Black Hole. Players assume the role of tactical commanders, directing units across grid-based maps to achieve various objectives, such as defeating all enemy forces or capturing their headquarters.
  • PLAY RETRO 109: The Lion King

    Players control Simba through various stages that mirror the movie's key locations and plot points, starting from Simba's youth as he explores the Pride Lands to his final confrontation with his uncle Scar as an adult. The gameplay involves running, jumping, and battling various enemies, including hyenas and other wildlife, with the mechanics evolving as Simba grows from cub to adult, reflecting his increasing strength and abilities.
  • PLAY RETRO 108: Black & White

    "Black & White," released in 2001, is a weird ass/minimal hud god game developed by Lionhead Studios and designed by Peter Molyneux. It blends elements of strategy, simulation, and adventure, allowing players to assume the role of a deity governing over a living, reactive world with your god hand and god creature that has his own motivational ai that can be trained to act in a manner that the player encourages. Witness me as your battle other gods for sway over the minions of 5 lands.