Five Wonderful 16-Bit RPGs You May Have Missed

With so much time on your hands, due to the outbreak of the Corona virus, you may find yourself bored, restless, or both. We here at Old School Gamer understand that better than anyone and present to you five great RPG experiences to fuel a wonderful afternoon, days or even week of adventure.

Shadowrun: Not to be confused with the SNES game of the same name, Blue Sky’s version of the game was epic in scale, features and story. The isometric view of post-apocalyptic Seattle is still cool enough to bring the story to life, while the nifty Matrix-mode will spur your imagination for hours.

Shining in the Darkness: This first-person dungeon-drawler is the origin of the Sega Shining series and away from the sheer amount of random encounters, has aged beautifully.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of and is the author of the book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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