Every now and then we run across a recent rendition of a classic video game, and the reproductions are often so faithful that we don't have much to say besides, "If you liked the original, you'll like this, too." This is the case with Highway Encounter, a game originally released in 1986 and lovingly recreated here. By modern standards it's not terribly exciting, but it remains fun and worth playing for the nostalgia factor, if nothing else.
The object of Highway Encounter is to push a Lasertron along a highway riddled with dangerous obstacles. A … Read more
We have to say up front that any game that rewards players for dressing their characters in ways that most please the characters' boyfriends makes us throw up a little. But if that's the kind of thing you're into, Clueless, which is based on the 1995 movie of the same name, is a fun way to test your fashion sense.
The premise of the game is that Cher and her friends must be dressed in outfits that typify specific styles; the more elements of a particular style are included in an outfit, the better the outfit's grade. … Read more
We've reviewed a lot of games for Download.com, but we can't say that we've ever seen anything quite like Mevo and the Grooveriders. We really, really wanted to like it, and for the most part we did, but the game seems to have some functional problems that hinder its fun.
We're not totally sure we can even describe the premise of Mevo and the Grooveriders. Apparently the evil Silence has come along and robbed the world of music, and it's up to you, a weird little dude named Mevo, to rescue your bandmates and … Read more
There's only so much you can expect from a screensaver. After all, its only real purpose is to be decorative; we're long past the days when screensavers were necessary to prevent phosphor burn-in on monitors. Moving Clouds Screensaver is one of the many thousands of screensavers available online, and we can't say it particularly impressed us with its graphics or other features. But the program is functional, and we suppose you could do worse.
We figured from the screensaver's name that it would feature a blue sky with some clouds placidly floating by. Maybe they could … Read more
When most companies offer free versions of premium apps, it's not unusual to see a substantial portion of the feature set fly out the door. Thankfully that's not the case with music-finding app SoundHound. The company, which has changed names and pricing structures throughout the course of its modest lifetime, has wisely left the bulk of its feature set intact while limiting the number of times per month you can access its core feature, identifying (or "tagging") and app.
Unlike competitors that require you to hold the app close to the source of recorded music before … Read more