Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

#308 International Track & Field

Posted: 18th October 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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641st played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami I’ve played Track & Field some time ago – a minigame collection based on various athletics challenges, set up for arcade play and the inspiration for Olympics games, Mario and Sonic or otherwise, for a long time to come. […]

#339 Einhander

Posted: 14th October 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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640th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Square Publisher: Square/Sony Computer Entertainment Going on to knock out some of these Playstation games (I was really behind. Still am, really), today I need to cover a shoot ’em up. Einhander has been in my mind for a while, […]

#379 Devil Dice

Posted: 10th October 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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639th played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1998 Developer: Shift Publisher: SCEI/THQ A puzzle game based on using dice? Thanks to a bit of a Playstation extravaganza week, we’re going to try and see how that one works. Our Thoughts There are a bunch of ways dice can be used in […]

#426 Threads of Fate

Posted: 6th October 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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638th played so far Genre: Action/Role-Playing Platform: PlayStation Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Square Publisher: Square Square was on a roll in the late 90s. We’ve seen their Final Fantasy output, still some of the golden age of the series, and we’ll discuss the flawed sequel, but better standalone Chrono Cross at some point too. […]

#925 Grand Slam Tennis

Posted: 2nd October 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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637th played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Wii Year of Release: 2009 Developer: EA Canada Publisher: Electronic Arts So following the Legend of Zelda games I played earlier this week, it felt time to do something more active. In this case, as I really should play both a Wii game and a sports game, some […]

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 […]