GOG has acquired the rights to 3 more New World Computing classic titles published by Ziggurat Interactive: sci-fi RPG Planet’s Edge: The Point of No Return, sci-fi on-rails shooter Wetlands, and sci-fi hover tank shooter/racing game Zephyr.
Planet’s Edge: The Point of No Return can’t deny its Star Trek roots, as one travels between the stars and lands on alien planets, while managing the ship, crew, and doing some phaser battles. The stakes are rather high, as an alien craft has made Earth disappear and it’s up to the Moonbase team to find parts for creating the Centauri Drive to bring the planet back.
Planet’s Edge: The Point of No Return was originally released in January 1991 and is now available DRM-free on GOG with a 25% launch discount that lasts until December 25, 2020, at 2 PM UTC.
Wetlands is similar in gameplay to arcade-style on-rails shooters like Rebel Assault or Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire, although it’s not based on a movie franchise and features comics aesthetics instead of live actors and actresses. I still remember having bought and unfortunately sold it as a big box back in the days, which is a shame, because its cinematic presentation is still pretty cool today. Hopefully it plays much better than Cyberia or Cyberia 2: Resurrection, but as there aren’t any obscure puzzles, this should still be rather entertaining.
Wetlands came out in January 1995 and is now on GOG with a 25% launch discount that lasts until December 25, 2020, at 2 PM UTC.
Zephyr might not look very pretty today with its pixel graphics in 3D, but there’s something to be said about a battle sport with hovering combat vehicles that is used by big corporations to take control of planets and their resources. Part deathmatch and part racer, it’s a mix that is as weird as its story, that’s for sure.
Zephyr was released in January 1994 and is now available DRM-free on GOG with a 25% launch discount that lasts until December 25, 2020, at 2 PM UTC.
All three games can also be bought together as the New World Computing bundle.