Posts Tagged ‘1983’

#50 Star Wars

Posted: 12th March 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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586th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari There are many different games called Star Wars. The one I’m familiar with was the NES iteration that mixed platforming and top down planet exploration sections with space battles. That one was released in 1991, while the […]

#48 I, Robot

Posted: 7th January 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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570th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Dave Theurer Publisher: Atari Isaac Asimov is an amazing speculative fiction writer (I know that sounds pretentious, but it works best to describe his work). I, Robot is one of his collections of short stories, an amazing read that I […]

#57 Spy Hunter

Posted: 2nd December 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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561th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Bally Midway Publisher: Bally Midway After Klax and Marble Madness, here’s our third game from the Midway collection… or extravaganza. Not to be confused with Spy vs Spy, a cartoon that was turned into a game (that I actually remember), this is […]

#55 M.U.L.E.

Posted: 9th February 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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487th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Various Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Ozark Softscape Publisher: Electronic Arts After going on about how Exile (and other games) unnecessarily apply arcade-level coin gobbling difficulty to home games, it’s nice to shift gears to a game that won’t. While the arcade route is probably the biggest for […]

#64 Track & Field

Posted: 24th January 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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483rd played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Sports games have been around for a while, and today we’re going to play an early one. Many newer ones don’t necessarily grip us, but it feels like a large part of it is because they become impenetrable if […]

#58 Crystal Castles

Posted: 24th September 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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458th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari These isometric games don’t work well for me. I’m not sure why, but there’s a series of games like Crystal Castles (several of which are yet to come) that I just dread. The controls are awkward, the action simple […]

#63 Tapper

Posted: 16th March 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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410th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Marvin Glass and Associates Publisher: Bally Midway Commercial tie-in games always seem a bit weird. They often seem bad – existing games with the identifying marks filed off and a logo plastered in. There are probably plenty of them around (mostly as […]

#51 Chuckie Egg

Posted: 3rd October 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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368th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Various Year of Release: 1983 Developer: A&F Software Publisher: A&F Software Chuckie Egg, although not actually related, looks similar to Manic Miner, the predecessor of the not-that-interesting Bounty Bob Strikes Back. The point here appears to be to collect eggs instead of walking over floors and collect eggs. […]

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 […]

#60 Juno First

Posted: 29th July 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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258th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release:1983 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami, Gottlieb Time for a bit more shoot ’em up action today. While I’m hesitant to call playing these games checkbox exercises, when starting out a game like this – a shooter with increased controls – is one we […]