Actua Tennis was developed by Gremlin and released on PlayStation in 1998 and Windows PC in 1999. It received mixed reviews. Aggregating review website GameRankings gave the PC version 84.00% and the PlayStation version 53.00%.
Alien Trilogy takes many elements from Alien film series, such as facehuggers, chestbursters, dog aliens, adult aliens, and Queen aliens. The video game consists of 30 levels and 3 Queen alien bosses. It features several weapons, including the pulse rifle from Aliens, and other equipment, such as a shoulder lamp, which can be used by the player. The console versions only have a single player campaign whereas the DOS version also features deathmatch network multiplayer.
The player is given the option of choosing which of the two protagonists they play as. Carnby’s side of the plot is based mainly on fighting the monsters by physical means, particularly with his trusty double barreled revolver; while Aline’s is more centered on puzzles. The two occasionally meet up, and the main areas of plot intersect.
The player soon comes under attack from Creatures of Darkness that appear out of nowhere and seem to be living shadows. These Creatures of Darkness are eventually revealed to be reptilian, silicon-based life forms from the center of the Earth, an enormous world of dark caverns known as the World of Darkness. Shadow Island apparently contains one of the many portals to this underground world. True to their name, the game’s enemies are averse to light (which apparently turns them into ash), and this figures heavily in gameplay. Players can use their flashlight to repel certain creatures, and killing them is accomplished with such light-producing ammunition as “magnesium bullets” and “phosphorus shells.”
Light plays a significant role in this game. One of the game’s main features is the flashlight that can be used to light up the game’s darkened scenes, revealing hidden details and uncovering items. To this end, the developers crafted an unusual graphics engine which allowed the 3D player character’s flashlight to properly illuminate and cast shadows on the 2D, pre-rendered backdrops. This was accomplished by rendering the backdrops at various levels of illumination and including information on the distribution of objects in the scene. The graphics engine could then properly use brighter versions of the backdrop where the flashlight was expected to be casting light, and leave shadowed areas dark.
C-12: Final Resistance is set in the aftermath of a hostile ground invasion of Earth by ravaging alien forces. At first the purpose of the invasion is unknown, but, to the horror of all surviving humans, the objectives soon become clear: the aliens plan to use the planet Earth to harvest all non-radioactive carbon from the planet. Most of the human race has been decimated, and those captured alive are used for “droning,” the process by which the aliens reprogram humans into cyborg warriors. It is up to you, playing as resistance fighter Riley Vaughan, to save the earth from impending doom. Armed with an imaging unit that has been implanted to replace his left eye, as well as a powerful arsenal of weapons, Vaughan must complete tasks, collect items, and destroy the enemy in order to carry out his missions and uncover the secrets behind the alien invasion. C-12: Final Resistance will allow players to explore dynamic, darkly detailed environments that include more than 35 different missions and objectives.
The player controls a motorcyclist (default names are A.Slight and C.Edwards) in races on various international race tracks. Game modes are “Single Race” (practice a single course), “Championship” (race the whole season), “2 Player Race” (splitscreen against human player on a single course) and “2 Player Championship” (splitscreen against human player of the whole season). The field consists of 24 riders including human participants, however, because of the limitations of PlayStation hardware, a maximum of seven AI riders are viewed simultaneously. Game options include “Difficulty” (Novice, Amateur, Professional), “Length of race” (3, 5, 10 laps or “full race” of 100 km). Under “Skill Tests” (Amateur, Professional), steering assistance, braking assistance and damage can be activated. In the bike setup, gearbox (automatic or manual), gear ratios and tyres can be modified. The game features some graphical special effects like sun lens flares, earth trails when driving on grass and metallic glare effects on the bikes in replay mode.