There is one game that Microsoft made available with Windows 95, but that came hidden on the Windows 95 CD. This game is called Hover! and is well worth trying to find it. The easiest way to find it is to put your Windows 95 CD in your CD-ROM. When you close the drive, a menu should appear that contains several options. One of these options is to run Hover!. When you select this option, you will be surprised by an excellent game that is challenging, yet enjoyable. If you're running Windows 98, Hover isn't available unless you still have your Windows 95 CD. Microsoft seems to have removed Hover from the Windows 98/ME/XP CD. Let's take a look at this fantastic game.
Welcome to Hover!
Match wits with robotic pilots as you steer your Hover 950 craft through the murky realms of Hover!, an amusement ride created by robots from the future.
The object is simple: steal all of the drones' flags before the drones capture yours. You will be awarded points for each of the enemy flags you collect and for every one of your flags remaining when you finish the level ahead of the drones. But the challenge doesn't end here. The drones will work their deceptions to throw you off course.
The world of Hover! is filled with floating pods that contain both good and bad objects. Drive through the good pods to collect booster packs and other handy tools. Avoid the bad pods! And keep an eye out for unwanted skid pads, flag removers, hold pads, and other tricky obstacles.
Good News! When the robots designed the world of Hover!, their game timer malfunctioned. This ride can continue as long as you keep capturing all the drones' flags before all of yours are captured.
Look for more in-depth game play in the next version of Hover!
To play Hover!
The object is simple: steal all of the drones' flags before the drones capture yours. You will be awarded points for each of the enemy flags you collect, and for every one of your flags you have remaining in the maze when you finish the level ahead of the drones.
Tips and Strategies
One final suggestion. If you find that you like Hover!, you might copy it to your hard drive and create a shortcut to it so it's available all the time. This will also allow you to maintain a history file of the top scores.
Last Revised: 03/05/2005
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