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Rin's Room #31: Top 4 Underrated Games. Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Animation. Media. Entertainment. Woman Owned.

With the addition of new games every year, it’s easy to get lost and leave behind some of the great classics. Honestly, we really shouldn’t! Remembering and celebrating older video games helps give us perspective, and it also helps us appreciate how far we’ve come in the world of video games. Here’s a list of some underrated games that you should definitely try if you have the free time!


#1 Escape Velocity

 

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Macbooks? For gaming? Ha ha ha, what a joke. It’s a widely known fact that Macbooks just aren’t that great for gaming! Haha! Haha!

But wait! Enter this game: Escape Velocity, shortened to EV, is a single-player RPG focused on space trading and combat. It’s a series of three games which were released for Apple Macintosh. They run natively on Mac OS and Mac OS X, but the series been ported to Windows so that we can all play it. It takes place in space, and you fly a ship from an overhead perspective. You can fight or trade, and travel through hundreds of star systems. The plot of the original game involves a dispute between the government and a rebelling party. You can choose who you want to fight for, or refrain from choosing at all.


#2 Bushido Blade

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Welcome to another oldie but goodie: this game was released on PlayStation by Sony and Square. It’s a 3D fighting game where you use Japanese swords to attack your enemy. It’s kind of like Street Fighter, but with swords. But here’s the difference: there are no time limits or health gauges. Instead, if you get hit, you’ll almost instantly die. You can choose from eight weapons: katana, nodachi, long sword, saber, broadsword, naginata, rapier, and sledgehammer. I don’t know what all of those are but hey, the more weapons, the better. You can explore in the game and aren’t limited to a single small area, so that’s cool too! The game is based on “Bushido,” which is a traditional Japanese code of honor. Essentially, if you fight dirty, you’ll get penalized.


#3 Gunbound

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When I was a kid, I didn’t really have access to consoles (except for, of course, the Wii). Instead, I played a lot of computer games and emulators. One of my favorite games was GunBound, which is an artillery type game first released in 2003 by Korean developer Softnyx.

In the game, you can collect characters who have different weapons, and you take turns adjusting the trajectory and trying to shoot each other with these weapons (which are called Mobiles). Different Mobiles have different attacks–three in all. The last attack is similar to the ult in League–it’s superpowered, and you can only use it after a certain amount of time. To attack you have to factor in terrain condition, wind currents, and the elements (for example, tornadoes), so it’s not as simple as just randomly aiming and hoping you’ll hit the other team. It really does take skill!


#4 Star Control 2

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If you’ve ever played Mass Effect, you’ll probably enjoy Star Control 2. It is a science fiction game developed by Toys for Bob and was published for MS-DOS in 1992. So, super old. It was remade later on and re-named “The Ur-Quan Masters.” It’s considered to be one of the greatest video games of all time and one of the greatest PC games ever made, and features tons of galaxies you can explore, hyperspace travel, extraterrestrial life (there are 25 different alien species you can interact with), and interstellar diplomacy. I wonder why we seem to have lost our love for aliens in the past few years!


I’ve got just 4 for you today rather than the usual 5 because I think these games are just too amazing. You should definitely try at least one of them out! They’re all pretty old, so I bet a lot of you (at least, you younger fans) haven’t played or even heard of any of them! Sorry for the history lesson but I just love love love old games!

So… what do you think?

Were there other games that you feel deserved a place on this list? Are there some awesome games that I totally overlooked? If so, let me know in the comments! After all, I could be totally wrong about these games, and maybe there are some that are actually way better. I love to hear from you!


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21 thoughts on “Rin’s Room #31: Top 4 Underrated Games

  1. Chatingale says:

    I think these are fantastic oldies but goodies games. Bushido Blades game looks interesting.

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  2. unvrso says:

    Some good old games. I definately go with the space ones. scape velocity is one of my favorities.Good that we can play it on windows

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  3. gen says:

    these games are classic. great way to pass the time by as well as honing gaming skills

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  4. gen says:

    great way to pass the time is through playing some classic old games. i blew hours on gunbound alone and didn’t got bored with it

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  5. AnthonyM says:

    Loving this. Hope they will port Escape Velocity to linux also. Can’t wait to play it

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  6. mchesk16 says:

    This is a great list of games under the radar. I still think Worms Armageddon is a classic that isn’t played too often these days. Duck Hunt for Sega Genesis is a good one too.

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  7. wokerful says:

    I sometimes come across some of these games, which are still fun to play. That is correct, some good old games for those who grew up playing them

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  8. franklindiary says:

    I’ve played Bushido in the olden days. GunBound is interesting to play. These games cause nostalgia. Thanks for sharing these oldies but goodies games.

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  9. bushidos blades was awesome. always liked swords. normally used the katana and love the code of bushido

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  10. micalopez32 says:

    I only have Grand Theft Auto III in mind since I am into racing games these past few weeks. I think all of those in the list deserve the top 4 spot.

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  11. kulengs says:

    These are interesting games. I may try Gunbound. It appeals to my inner childhood.

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  12. Yessss! Bushido blade! I remember this and playing it. I played it more than Street Fighter!!!! The nostalgia.

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  13. Mau says:

    We had Bushido Blade years ago! If I am not mistaken, we had the Japanese version so we didn’t understand completely what was happening but I always found the game interesting.

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  14. charleenmae says:

    These games are classic. Sometimes people find old games more interesting than new ones.

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  15. miakayuuki2012 says:

    I have never heard of these games ever. I imagine most of us are. My pick would be gunbound. Where can I download it though?

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  16. micorobin says:

    These games are old school but I do not remember playing it. I am open to try though due to nostalgia!!! Bushido Blade looks good.

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  17. These so-called underrated games seem interesting. Based on the descriptions, I most prefer Bushido Blade. I’m totally into Japanese culture and I find a collection of swords appealing. Also, I think I might like Star Control 2 as well since I like sci-fi.

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  18. edg4r32 says:

    While these titles bring back a ton of memories, they also remind me the sad truth that… I’m old. Ha ha

    But who cares? Had a fun and exciting childhood! Take that, adulthood! >:)

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  19. b4rnard says:

    If you’re a fan of Bushido Blade, I bet you’ll love “Slice, Dice & Rice” on Steam. You’re welcome. 😉

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  20. Bushido Blade is an amazing game but, yes I agree only few people know about it. Sad 😦

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  21. stephanie254 says:

    Katana, nodachi, saber😂😂😂😂 wharrathose? I have no idea either… But it does make Bushido Blade sound even more interesting

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