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Download Stunts Free

Farting around on the inter-webs the other day I came across something that kept me entertained for hours (would have been days if I didn’t pass out on my keyboard and wake up to find “gfdhhhhhhhhhh” recurring on my monitor). So because it’s Christmas and I’m in a festive mood I thought I’d share this one with you. Christmas is all about the presents after all 🙂

STUNTS
If you have a Need for Speed yet perhaps lack the hardware requirements to run the latest racing games, then Stunts is for you.

Also known as 4D Sports Driving, Stunts features everything one could possibly want in a racing game: sharp turns, ramps, loops, extreme jumps, corkscrews, and lots of speed.

Players can choose from 29 tracks and 11 different cars and either race these against the clock or challenge up to six differently-skilled opponents.

One can also choose between manual and automatic transmission, switch between four different camera views, and save your insane wipeouts, stunts, and write-off crashes as instant replays.

Courses like these make for great instant replays
Awe ye!

In addition to all this is a built-in track editor that allows you to design your own tracks. With this you can choose to ice your track with snow, rough it up with gravel, or smooth the surface with a selection of paved roads.

Stunts was originally written for MS-DOS and therefore runs in 320×200 with 256 colours. However, it has a relatively advanced pseudo-physics engine for its time (1990), which is able to simulate oversteer and understeer.

Although Stunts is now more than 18 years old, it remains a popular and addictive title that maintains a large fan-base worldwide. It has seen a few World Stunts Meetings and there are even still online competitions held whereby players can send in their saved replays via e-mail.

• Stunts is available for free download via the link below and is a mere 1mg zipped file. Also note that you’ll probably need to run the game in DOSbox with Mo’slo, otherwise you may have almost no control over your car! May make for better replays though…

Links:
Download Mo’Slo
Download DOSbox
Download stunts now!

Related posts:
Games Grandpa used to play I: Duke Nukem 3D
Games Grandpa used to play II: The Lost Vikings
Games Grandpa used to play III: The Curse of Monkey Island
Games Grandpa used to play IV: California Games

Games Grandpa used to play

GAMING: A nostalgic look back at games of the 90’s

I first started playing computer games when I was about 10 – on our very first 486. However, when the Pentium was released and entered our household, I was distraught that I could no longer play my old games due to compatibility issues.

Then I discovered a website called Abandon Games dot com which hosts an arsenal of games that are no longer on the shelves. These golden oldies are available for free download, and there are also downloadable emulators, such as Dosbox, that allow one to play these games on today’s potent PCs.

Over the last few years I have gathered quite a collection of these out-dated treasures. I still play them regularly, and would like to start sharing some of my favourite ones with any die-hard gamers. (Links to more game reviews appear at the end of this post).

Let us begin with…

DUKE NUKEM 3D
Time to kick ass and chew bubblegum

Aliens have invaded LA and it’s your job to take them out

One of the first respectable “3D” first-person shooters, Duke Nukem 3D is a blast from the past that’s a great deal of fun. You are Duke – a blonde haired Nazi look-a-like with sunglasses glued to his head, whose favourite phrase is, “it’s time to kick ass and chew bubble gum!”

You have an arsenal of unique weapons at your disposal to do just that, including double rocket launchers attached to your bulking biceps. There is also no shortage of ammunition to fuel your array of lead-eaters.

The baddies are your usual breed of alien such as floating eyeballs and scaly monsters that clearly failed beauty school. There are also the usual ‘bosses’ to test your metal against at the end of each thrilling chapter.

Duke 3D is a fast-paced, action-packed shoot-em-up with respectable graphics considering that it was released in 1996. The story-line is simple yet a more complicated plot would only detract from the purpose and fun of the game.

I find golden oldies such as these great stress-relievers, whether you play them for five minutes or five hours. The controls are simple making the game easy to get used to. There is also a dedicated team of gamers that play Duke 3D online which is where you can test your skills and prove yourself as the Aryan top-dog.

All of the games reviewed here are available for free download at www.abandongames.com

Link: Download Duke Nukem 3D

Related Reviews:
Games Grandpa used to play II: The Lost Vikings
Games Grandpa used to play III: The Curse of Monkey Island
Games Grandpa used to play IV: Stunts
Games Grandpa used to play V: California Games
Games Grandpa used to play VI: Civilization