Microsoft brings back classic Windows 95 game ‘Hover!’

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Back in the day new versions of Windows came with more than just Solitaire. One of the many things included with Windows 95 was a futuristic game called “Hover.” The game was basically a souped-up version of capture-the-flag, but it was still a ton of fun. Microsoft has brought the game back into modern times by turning it into a web-based game.

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In Hover you are the pilot of a hovercraft. The gameplay is very simple: all you do is drive the hovercraft around and try to collect flags from the opposing team. The first team to collect three flags wins. You can collect power-ups, such as jump, shield, walls, and invincibility to help you win. Watch out for redirects and flag-stealing mines throughout the level.

I spent many hours playing this game on my family’s first PC. There was just something so cool about it. Did you play this game too? Nostalgia is a powerful drug, and Microsoft is wielding it strongly today. Try not to waste too much time playing Hover…now if only I could find this last flag!

P.S. Type “Bambi” on the main screen for a suprise…

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