Archive for August, 2017

#205 Hunter

Posted: 31st August 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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629th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Amiga/Atari ST Year of Release: 1991 Developer: Paul Holmes Publisher: Activision There’s a lot of randomness in game selection. In the case of Hunter, it’s because it always makes me think it’s some early 3Dish shooter, while in reality it seems to be something quite different – similar […]

#604 Daigasso! Band Brothers

Posted: 27th August 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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628th played so far Genre: Music Platform: DS Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo While music games are popular everywhere, the Japanese seem to have their own odd style of games that don’t make a lot of sense to us and feel different. Only some of them make it to the west, such […]

627th played so far Genre:Racing Platform: Playstation 3 Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Evolution Studios Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment I genuinely struggle sometimes to distinguish different types of off road(ish) racers. Pure‘s quad bike racing is probably the game that most exemplifies the genre to me, as it was the first we really covered and […]

626th played so far Genre: Action/First-Person Shooter Platform: Gamecube Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Retro Studios/Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo After finding out that the first Metroid Prime game was best played on the Gamecube rather than Wii, we also tracked down a Gamecube copy of the second in the game (the third only being available on […]

#262 Final Fantasy VI

Posted: 15th August 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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625th played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: SNES Year of Release: 1994 Developer: Square Publisher: Square This game was moved up in the queue because Peter wanted to play it for his Before I Kick blog. By the time this publishes, his write up hasn’t gone out yet – he’s a month or two ahead, […]

#241 Return to Zork

Posted: 11th August 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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624th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Activision Publisher: Infocom Zork is, as we’ve discussed before, one of the most important and best known text adventures. Return to Zork is a point and click instead, from a first person perspective, and with some live actors like we’ve seen in […]

#228 Virtua Racing

Posted: 7th August 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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623th played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1992 Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega We see a lot of experiments with 3D in the early nineties and I vaguely remember the Virtua series being at the forefront of it. Aside from the Virtua Racing series, there were the Virtua Fighter games we discussed […]

#428 Vib-Ribbon

Posted: 3rd August 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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622nd played so far Genre: Music Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1999 Developer: NanaOn-Sha Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment A line moves in tune to the music. A bunny, sort of made from that line as well, moves alongside. Rhythm game controls let you do so. It looks stylish, if simple, if that makes sense, and […]