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Ziggurat Interactive Unleashes Finest Games In Their ‘Retro First Friday Collections’

January 11, 2021 — It seems Ziggurat Interactive is starting 2021 with a bang. According to an announcement on their Steam page, the publisher is unleashing a treasure trove of retro games at a discount. Released in two waves so far, Ziggurat Interactive has brought out of their vault a nice set of games making any retro gamer smile. Even if you are not familiar with any of the titles offered, this is a perfect chance to get your hands on some titles that many older gamers grew up with in the 80s and 90s.

Nostalgia Is A Safe, but Powerful Drug

Thanks to these packs, you are able to get your hands on a number of games in one shot, without breaking the bank. In their announcement for their first collection, the bundle includes games such as: Gunboat, Deadly Dozen, The Train, Bop’N Wrestle and many more. One I can personally remember is Gunboat, it was one of my first hands-on experiences with a game outside of the Nintendo console. So it is enjoyable to see a game like Gunboat have a continued life on Steam. I am positive once I get some hours with the game, a surge of nostalgic memories will come flooding back.

Here is a list of games that come in the first bundle:

  • Deadly Dozen: Pacific Theater

  • Les Manley in: Search for the King

  • Les Manley in: Lost in L.A.

  • Bop’N Wrestle

  • The Train: Escape to Normandy

  • Steel Thunder

  • Gunboat

  • Sea Legends

  • Cyclemania

Classical Gaming Is Some of Today’s Best Gaming

All in all, the first collection has a total of nine retro games ready to flood you with nostalgia. The second collection being offered by Ziggurat Interactive has games such as Timequest, Return of the Phantom, Altered Destiny and more. In total, there will be a total of eight games in the second collection. Compared to the first collection, you are only down one game. However, considering you are only paying around thirty dollars for the bundle — which will see you paying around five dollars per game — it is a great opportunity to fill up your steam library with some retro vibes.

The second bundle includes these stellar retro titles:

  • Purple Saturn Day

  • The Legacy: Realm of Terror

  • Timequest

  • Return of the Phantom

  • Battle Engine Aquila

  • Altered Destiny

  • Psi 5 Trading Company

  • XF5700 Mantis Experimental Fighter

For those looking to start 2021 by knocking out some retro games, then these collections are a good opportunity. If you are looking to test your skills on some old school games, these bundles are a good place to start as well.

Keep in mind, these collections will not be up for long, let alone at a discount. Is there a game in either bundle that caught your eye?

Jay Ross
Curious writer, RPG aficionado, and Star Trek fan with a love for science fiction, fantasy, and Baldur’s Gate. Living in the great state of Texas. Also likes obscure books and spicy food.

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