My favorite classic game : UFO Defense Enemy Unknown

Here’s a video to my favorite game during my high-school days. It reach Malaysia in 1993-1994. The name of the game is UFO Defense: Enemy Unknown, published by Microprose.

It is a turn-based game, but unlike any typical turn-base game it includes elements of real-time action

 

The premise of this game is the aliens are invading Earth, and it is up to X-COM, an elite black-ops organization funded by UN to protect the planet from the Alien terror. The alien uses advance weaponry and genetic engineering to achieve their goals, while the humans with organized efforts from several countries would attempt to stop the invaders from succeeding in their plans.

Screenshots

 

More information about this game:
ufopaedia.org
XCOM UFO

If you happen to download the Windows version, then you should also download the bugfix for a bug that caused video display garble error during the game start-up.

Download the bugfix here

You can get the game from Amazon :



X-Com: UFO Defense
or from some other shady places….

Enjoy!

Time to get a new mouse

Darn, guess I’ve to get myself a new mouse. Among most the things I hate to replace, I hate getting a new mouse the most. Probably it going to take me some time to get use to a new mouse in order to be more productive.

The current mouse still works, but its left button seems a little bit “trigger-happy” and I’m having trouble to perform drag+selecting text action. This might impair me when I’m manipulating graphics too.

Oh well better get a new mouse btw rather than complaining, probably I should get a new keyboard too..