After Dark Games

After Dark Games PC CD 11 word puzzle arcade trivia game collection! Roof Rats 

Game 

Windows 

Bandai 

1998 

CD 

$56.99
Packaging
Umpteen years ago, some wacky guys over at Berkeley Systems created a series of screen savers that subsequently appeared on just about every single office computer in existence. Nowadays, monitors are advanced enough that burn-in is a thing of the past. But, thanks to those kooky flying toasters, screen savers became firmly rooted in computer culture.

After Dark Games is a collection of eleven desktop distractions. Included in the eleven are versions of solitaire and shanghai. The puzzles range from word games (Fish Shtick and Bad Dog 911) to arcade games (Hula Girl, Roger Dodger, and Mowin' Maniac) to a Tetris-type game (Roof Rats) to a trivia game (Zapper). It's obvious that the developers took time to produce sharp, clear graphics, and each game has original music.

In Hula Girl (one of the most fun games), you assume the role of a hula hoop-spinning chica who jumps from platform to platform. You try to avoid landing on platforms that have nasties (bugs, frogs, and spiders) that drain your Yuck-o-Meter. If you are unlucky, you can land on a platform containing a treat (candy, ice cream, or sodas) to fill it back up. This game resembles just about every single Game Boy, console, or PC platform game I've every seen.

Mowin' Maniac is Pac-Man, pure and simple. You drive the lawnmower man, collect objects, and try to avoid baddies, such as mean dogs, gardeners, and ghosts. To advance to the next level, you must mow the entire lawn. Roger Dodger is similar; you control a little gem and race around collecting little green blobs and swirls. If you can avoid the red blobs and swirls, you can head for the level exit and go on to the next. The two word games are equally familiar. In Fish Shtick, you unscramble letters to form words. In Bad Dog 911, you form as many words as possible from a group of letters.

For Windows (32-bit Systems) [*Please review compatibility/platform sections in 'What You Get']

WHAT YOU GET:

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COMPATIBILITY:

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