Disclaimer: The images on this page are from the "Electronics Boutique 1996 Spring CD". This was a promotional CD catalog given out at Electronics Boutique & Waldensoftware stores in early 1996. The images are only 256 color because that was the depth of the source files (keep in mind this was 1996).
CD Entertainment (Page 4)
This page has items 63-83 from the catalog, it's an interesting assortment of gaming gems and duds.
Braindead 13 was a Dragon's Lair style game that didn't do especially well.
I always wonder what kind of idiot falls for a religion started by a science fiction author. Then I see stuff like Star Trek Klingon: Klingon Immersion Studies and realize that if Gene Roddenberry (sp?) started a religion it would instantly be the 4th or 5th largest in the world.
Congo: Decent into Zinj is another game that I don't recall ever selling a copy of. Horrible box art.
Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity is one of my guilty pleasure games. It's actually a pretty decent King's Quest style adventure game even if you're not a fan of the show.
Duke Nukem 3D was a smash hit in 1996, wonder if there's a sequel in the works?
I don't remember Space Dude ever being released, could have been after I left. Looking at the "graphics" here I sure hope it wasn't. It looks like an Amiga tech-demo.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Harbinger is like a box of chocolates. Literally, it looks like a box of chocolates.
I seem to recall liking Spycraft back in the day. I can't say while I like the campy semi-interactive-video style games of this era.
On the other hand, Zork Nemesis is one of the video-heavy games that isn't so great.
The Muppets are another guilty pleasure. Not like I watch them regularly or anything but I'll admit firing-up a Muppets DVD from time to time. Muppets games, like Muppet Treasure Island, not really my thing.
We sold an insane number of copies of Mechwarrior 2.
Sometimes a game comes along with a description, box art, and screenshots that give you no clue what the game is about. Bad Day on the Midway is one such game.
The Dark Eye has the same problem as the previous title. Luckily I've played this and can report that it's alright. It's basically an interactive walkthrough of several Edgar Allan Poe stories. If you've read the stories you know how then end so there's not much surprise though.
The Unnecessary Roughness series always sported solid graphics but didn't manage the same mainstream appeal that console football games did.
Where's Waldo? Who cares, next..
Flight Simulator was a hugely successful game and always a good seller.
Descent Anniversary Edition, huh? I figure more than one year should pass before you start making "anniversary" packages.
Isis was made by Panasonic so I can only assume it was originally slated to be a 3DO game. It sure looks like a typical 3DO game at least.
In Bad Mojo you control some dude who's been transformed into a cockroach. Sounds like something I've heard of before.
Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank Killer II, no recollection of this at all.
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Empires was a Civilization knock-off based on historical scenarios.