Back in 2016 I decided to start doing a silly thing every July. I try to beat at least five "Summer Themed" retro games. Doing so gives me something to look forward to in this, the most hellish of seasons (if you live in hot, humid, buggy Georgia it is uh... uncomfortable). So what does "Summer Themed" mean to me? It means each chosen retro game must adhere thematically to one (or more) of the following ten themes:
Beach Bikini Boat Fishing Freshwater Island Jungle Ocean Submersible
Ideally I try to find retro games that use multiple themes from that list.
I figured if I'm going to be doing this every year, I might as well write about it. After all, I've put together quite an extensive list of fitting games for many Julys to come. So this thread will be where I chronicle my summer themed misadventures this year. If you want to offer opinions on what I'm playing/writing, I always appreciate feedback. And if you want to join in yourself, playing retro games that fit summer themes, by all means feel free to do so by posting your experiences here!
I thought about some other games which may go well with Ex's summer theme and I came up with the Lost in Blue, Sea Dogs and Monkey Island series. You may also want to look at ScubaVenture: The Search for Pirate's Treasure.
As for summer themed FPSs, besides Duke Caribbean I'd like to mention Far Cry, Crysis, Boiling Point: Road to Hell and Xenus II: White Gold.