Archive for September, 2017

636th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Game Boy Color Year of Release: 2001 Developer: Capcom/Flagship Publisher: Nintendo These games have a bit of a special place in my heart. I got these games when I got my Gameboy Advance – the first Gameboy I owned – and it was special. Like the Pokemon games […]

#62 Manic Miner

Posted: 24th September 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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635th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Various Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Matthew Smith Publisher: Bug-Byte/Software Projects Our next game is another early platformer. This one is inspired by Miner 2049er and will lead to future game Jet Set Willy. It’s an early platformer which looks fairly basic – so yeah, this time I […]

#143 R-Type

Posted: 20th September 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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634th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Irem Publisher: Irem As we go back to the eighties, we get to one more of the many, many side scrolling shooters. I don’t mind them too much – they are fun enough, often having something good to look at […]

#502 Dungeon Siege

Posted: 16th September 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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633rd played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: PC Year of Release: 2002 Developer: Gas Powered Games Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios I’ve been looking forward to playing Dungeon Siege for a while. I’ve tried the RPG before (having owned it for quite some time) but never got that far in – too many other good things […]

#957 Punch-Out

Posted: 12th September 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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632nd played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Wii Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Next Level Games Publisher: Nintendo When I started playing this, I thought I’d already played Super Punch-Out, but I turned out to be wrong. I must have tried a game in the series before, but not this one. The reason I thought […]

#665 Tower Bloxx

Posted: 8th September 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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631st played so far Genre: Puzzle/Strategy Platform: Internet Year of Release: 2005 Developer: Digital Chocolate Despite being available online, this game has also been sitting on my phone for about six years now. I’ve been waiting to play it until now, until I felt ready to play it – I kept not wanting to get […]

#618 Torus Trooper

Posted: 4th September 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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630th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: PC Year of Release: 2004 Developer: ABA Games I have ragged on Tempest derivatives before, as often they seem to add some slightly fancier graphics (with still a retro look) without really making the game feel that much better. Torus Trooper derives from that formula yet […]