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Net Yaroze Month: Clone

In Net Yaroze Month, we are playing every Net Yaroze game featured on the UK Official Playstation Magazine, and ranking them all in the order we liked them. You may have other opinions as to the ranking, which is awesome.

To learn more about Net Yaroze, read our introductory article here.

When Doom arrived at the end of 1993, it pretty much changed gaming forever. For one, the PC became a viable gaming platform, and secondly – while it wasn’t the first first-person shooter, it was the one that everyone wished they’d made and influenced a crap-ton of games after it. Golden Eye, Marathon, Halo, Half Life, Call of Duty… the list goes on. Basically pretty much all FPS owe a massive thanks to Doom.

In fact, the term ‘First-Person Shooter’ wasn’t the term originally used to describe a game that was inspired by Doom’s gameplay.

These games were simply called Doom Clones.

Hence the name of the final game in Net Yaroze month: Clone. If you hadn’t worked it out by now, it’s a Doom clone.

The game is straightforward. Get keys, open doors, pick up first-aid packs, and avoid bad-guys.

Clone only has one bad-guy to shoot. A skeleton with blue eyes. THEY ARE TERRIFYING.

Clone is a scary claustrophobic, and while it won’t any best-FPS awards, it is certainly good fun.

Game: Clone
By: Stuart Ashley
Genre: First Person Shooter
Available on Euro Demos: 27, 42, 87, 92

Net Yaroze Month rankings:

Clone goes in at 11. And as this is the last game I’m playing, this is the final ranking!

  1. Time Slip
  2. Blitter Boy
  3. Rocks n Gems
  4. Total Soccer Yaroze
  5. Terra Incognita
  6. Super Bub Contest
  7. Robot Ron
  8. Decaying Orbit
  9. Psychon
  10. INVS
  11. Clone
  12. Snowball Fight
  13. Haunted Maze
  14. Roller
  15. Pushy IIB
  16. Gravitation
  17. Down
  18. Arena
  19. Squeak
  20. Adventure Game
  21. Samsaric Asymptotes
  22. Katapila
  23. Sam the Boulderman
  24. Pssst!
  25. Pandora’s Box
  26. Mah Jongg
  27. Hover Car Racing
  28. Game Involving Triangles
  29. Yarozians
  30. Tanx
  31. PingPing
  32. Opera of Destruction
  33. Video Poker Simulator
  34. Shroud
  35. A Dog Tale
  36. Between the Eyes
  37. Bouncer 2
  38. Yaroze Rally
  39. Sphere
  40. Blockz
  41. Technical Demo
  42. Surf Game

Still to play:

That’s it! We’ve played all the Net Yaroze games available on the UK Official Playstation Magazine demo disc. If there was any I missed, please let me know!

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