The Internet has long been a hotbed (or depending on your perspective a cesspool) of nostalgia. Indeed, Star Trek nostalgia fueled much of the development of the Internet with blogs, wikis, and so forth dedicated to our beloved franchise. And for those of you gearing up for the 50th anniversary, what better way than to resurrect some gems from the 25th anniversary?
The website Good Old Games recently dropped several vintage Star Trek video games into its line-up the 25th Anniversary and its sequel Judgement Rites. Point-and-click adventures in the style of King’s Quest and similar 80s/early 90s video games, these are classics. When Watch Mojo did their Top 10 Star Trek games, the Anniversary and Judgement Rites got the #2 and #1 spots respectively.
GOG also offers Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, a popular flight simulator from 1997. The games are available here for $6 each.
The GOG model is to provide easy to download and play versions of older games, games which might otherwise be available if you torrent them and then play through a clunky emulator like DOS Box – a time-consuming, aggravating process. (Not that I’m speaking from experience, of course.)