Archive for March, 2014

#237 Doom

Posted: 29th March 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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318th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 1993 Developer: id Software Publisher: id Software One nice advantage of playing this blog are the excuses to go back to old games from our childhood, that we hadn’t played for ages, and give us a chance to play it again (I was […]

#93 Gradius

Posted: 25th March 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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317th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Our original plan for today was actually to play Salamander, but on further reading we found out that it had a prequel, Gradius (or Nemesis in most non-Japanese arcade versions), and is a part of a longer […]

#38 Dig Dug

Posted: 21st March 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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316th played so far Genre: Maze Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1982 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco One of the more… interesting entries on our list of genres is the maze genre. Half of it are different Pac Man entries, there’s the previous Mr. Do, and then two other digging-based games. The old Boulder Dash, pretty […]

315th played so far Genre: Adventure/Interactive Fiction Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Advanced Microcomputer Systems Publisher: Cinematronics/Taito Today, again, we play one of the games we (or I) have been most curious about since the start of this blog. Dragon’s Lair is an early adventure games, but using the Disney animation style we […]

#633 Civilization IV

Posted: 13th March 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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314th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: PC Year of Release: 2005 Developer: Firaxis Games Publisher: 2K Games Welcome to our new apartment! By the time you read this, sure, we’ll have lived here for over five months, but this is the first game we played and wrote up here, so it’s a bit special […]

#500 Metroid Fusion

Posted: 9th March 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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313rd played so far Genre: Platform/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Game Boy Advance Year of Release: 2002 Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo It’s been a while since we played the surprise discovery (for us) Super Metroid. While we knew some things about the series, we weren’t entirely expecting it to be this much fun. As one of […]

312th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: PC/PlayStation 1 Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Revolution Software Publisher: Virgin Interactive/SCEE While last time’s Pac-Man was a game we’d played because, well, everyone had played it,┬áBroken Sword is a bit more of a coincidence. One of us had the PC version, the other Playstation, and we both […]

#18 Pac-Man

Posted: 1st March 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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311th played so far Genre: Maze Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Namco Publisher: Midway Pac-Man is probably one of the most recognised gaming characters out there – in fact, he probably is the most recognised out of all of them. His simple shape and early mascot status seems to make this all but […]