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Game #4556
Golden Oldies Volume 1   (a.k.a. Eliza, Life, Adventure, Pong) Collection: WISE Games
Simulation   Life

Rating: 6.33 (3 votes)

Golden Oldies Volume 1 box cover

Golden Oldies Volume 1 screenshot
Description at MobyGames says it all about this quirky piece of software gaming history - made back when Software Toolworks was still called "Software Library" :)

"Probably the first retro-collection ever foisted upon the buying public, [Golden Oldies is a] collection of 4 classic computer games (well, 3 computer games and an adaptation of an electronic video game.) Play Eliza, Conway's Life, Crowther's Adventure, or Al Alcorn's Pong. All 4 games are liberal adaptations- there is no standard Eliza, and this versions seems to lack compared to others. Pong is an ASCII rendition of the game (and includes a remake with color!) Life, however, includes various pre-formed populations, including the infamous glider-gun that figures prominently in the book "Hackers" by Steven Levy."

The games are not as fun as their originals (except Adventure, which is exactly the same game I remember playing), but they are good enough to give you a good sense of nostalgia... and a peek of how gaming looked in 1984 :) Recommended if you collect oldies, but probably won't be of interest to a casual gamer.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Robert Dietz & Peter Beemt
Developer: Software Toolworks
Publisher: Software Toolworks
Year: 1985
Software Copyright: Software Toolworks
Theme:  
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Racter, Adventure Fun-Pak, Classic Basic Games

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