Best of Microsoft Entertainment Pack

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Microsoft Entertainment Pack
Best of Microsoft.jpg
Game Boy Color Cover Art
Developer(s) Microsoft
Cryo Interactive (GBC)
Saffire Corporation (GBC)
Publisher(s) Microsoft Home
Series Entertainment Pack
Platform(s) Windows 3.1x, Game Boy Color
Release 1995 (Windows), 2001 (Game Boy Color)
Genre(s) Puzzle, Strategy
Mode(s) Single-player

The Best of Microsoft Entertainment Pack (BOMEP) was a collection of thirteen 16-bit simple games sold separately from Windows. It was published in the Microsoft Home series of software. They were selected as the best games from the previously released Microsoft Entertainment Pack series. The games were:

  • Chip's Challenge - a puzzle game where the player needed to collect all the chips on each level.
  • Dr. Black Jack - a blackjack game tutor
  • FreeCell - a solitaire card game that was bundled with Windows 95 to Windows 7, part of "Microsoft Solitaire Collection" for Windows 8 and later
  • Golf - the traditional solitaire variant
  • JezzBall - a game of reflexes in which the player had to trap bouncing balls in small boxes; a new Modern UI version for Windows 8 and later titled "JezzBall Galaxy" can be downloaded from Windows Store free of charge
  • Pipe Dream - in which the player needed to build a system of interconnected pipes of a certain length
  • Rodent's Revenge - in which a mouse needs to trap cats by pushing boxes
  • SkiFree - an early skiing game
  • Taipei - a version of Mahjong solitaire
  • TetraVex - a puzzle game of arranging tiles
  • Tetris - the classic game of falling blocks
  • TriPeaks - a gambling solitaire card game, part of "Microsoft Solitaire Collection" for Windows 8 and later
  • Tut's Tomb - another solitaire card game, part of "Microsoft Solitaire Collection" for Windows 8 and later (as "Pyramid")

Game Boy Color Version[edit]

A multicart containing seven games was released for the Game Boy Color as The Best Of Entertainment Pack. Four of the games on the multicart were ported from Best of Microsoft Entertainment Pack, while the remaining three were ported from other Microsoft Entertainment Pack compilations.

Games found on the GBC Microsoft Entertainment Pack multicart:

* Not included in the original Best of Windows Entertainment Pack.

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