100 Great Games Review
By Nobuo Kogawa
The 100 Great Games series by Global Star Software began in 1997 with the release of 100 Great Games for Windows 95. Volume 2, 100 Great Games for Windows 98, offers more shareware, trialware, demoware, and freeware games in a collection playable on both the 95 and 98 Windows operating systems. A separate release of 100 Great Games for Linux is also available.
The collection covers nearly the full gamut of genres including action, adventure, sports, strategy, board games, card games, casino games, dice-based, brainteasers, arcade, and puzzles. The 100 titles range from 32 Card Bridge to Zulu Assault, and feature traditional favorites like checkers as well as niche titles such as XLM's Crazy Gravity. A tri-lingual installation and help feature is provided for English, French and Spanish speaking gamers.
Games are listed in alphabetical order on the main menu, and each has specific installation instructions, gameplay manual, and links for buying full versions where applicable. Games can be installed to the hard drive (for saved games) or, in some cases played directly off of the CD.
100 shareware, trialware, demoware, and freeware games
Full gamut of genres including action, adventure, strategy, arcade, puzzles, board games, and more
Tri-lingual installation in English, Spanish, or French