This week's nostalgia trip became a pretty simple journey in the last 48 hours. I'd already been playing Sublevel Zero, a new six-degrees-of-freedom roguelike from SIGTRAP Games that is awfully reminiscent of the Descent days. Descent: Underground, a sequel to the series, has just gone up on Steam for backers. And the recent chatter about space epics and space games even convinced me to fire up Miner Wars 2081 again (although not for very long).

All of these games owe an awful lot to the original Descent. But fondly remembered those games were, the claustrophobic setting and gameplay didn't quite work for everyone. But there was one game released in 1995 that had a much wider appeal.

It's time for Terminal Velocity.