Posts Tagged ‘1980’

#22 Centipede

Posted: 24th February 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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405th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari There are some games, such as today’s game┬áCentipede, that always stayed a bit nebulous to me. I had seen in come by on floppy disks a long time ago, but don’t recall ever playing it. I’m not […]

#21 Warlords

Posted: 2nd December 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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384th played so far Genre: Shoot Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari Today’s game is the third shoot ’em up in a row… and the third we’re using to finish some of the earliest games. We wanted to catch up a bit on our stats and knock off some […]

#19 Phoenix

Posted: 28th November 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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383rd played so far Genre: Shoot Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Amstar Publisher: Centuri/Taito Phoenix appears to be another Space Invaders-inspired vertical shooter. Brilliant. More interesting, the name of the game is not because of the connection to mystical birds – at least, not at first. The developers were based in […]

#16 Tempest

Posted: 24th November 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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382nd played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari Flashback time! We played the sequel of this game before, as Tempest 2000. Familiarity may occur. Our Thoughts With our other memorable remake, the rather deplorable and (to us) unnecessary Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, we […]

#15 Rogue

Posted: 19th October 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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372nd played so far Genre: Strategy/Role-Playing Platform: Various Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Michael Toy, Glenn Wichman, Ken Arnold, Jon Lane Here’s to a game that’s probably named and referenced by a group of people several orders of magnitude larger than have actually played it. As we discussed with Nethack, roguelikes are an old genre, […]

#14 Missile Command

Posted: 31st July 2014 by Jeroen in Uncategorized
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352nd played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari Oldie time! The very plain and boring reason we’re playing this today is that we were going through the book, updating our checks on games we’ve covered, and we accidentally went one too far and checked Missile […]

#12 Defender

Posted: 21st June 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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342nd played so farGenre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Williams Electronics Publisher: Williams Electronics How’s this for some pleasant Sunday gaming? As I was playing the game to prepare for the blog, I was told that it was apparently one of the most difficult games ever. How’s that for fun? […]

#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 […]

#13 Eamon

Posted: 7th June 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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245th played so far Genre: Interactive Fiction Platform: Apple II Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Donald Brown Publisher: None And now we truly go back in the ages. Text adventures – interactive fiction – with some strong RPG elements. Its special feature isn’t that, however – we’ve had games like Adventure before and MUD was […]

#17 MUD

Posted: 22nd January 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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211th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: Internet Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Roy Trubshaw, Richard Bartle Now here’s a game, despite not ever having played it (being for pay at the time while I didn’t have the means to) indirectly had a major effect on my life. As mentioned , I’m a developer, and […]