Posts Tagged ‘1984’

#80 Jet Set Willy

Posted: 30th November 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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743rd played so far Genre: Platform Platform: ZX Spectrum Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Software Projects Publisher: Software Projects/Tynesoft Some games are on this list because of their legacy and place in history, rather than being the best out there – if you grew up with it, you probably consider it great, but it’s not […]

#76 Karate Champ

Posted: 27th September 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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727th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Technos Japan Publisher: Data East So I don’t really look forward to these early fighting games – the genre isn’t the best in general and it’s not until the likes of Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter that we see some of the […]

#74 Hyper Sports

Posted: 14th August 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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716th played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami We’ve been playing a bunch of games based on sports games before, mostly from these earlier eras – Summer Games II comes to mind – but the collection of minigames with a sports theme lasts in the modern day […]

697th played so far Genre: Action/Strategy Platform: Various Year of Release: 1984 Developer: First Star Software Publisher: Beyond Software/Tynesoft/Wicked Software/Kemco I remember playing Spy vs Spy with friends about… 20 years ago maybe? Probably a few more than that, but probably about a decade after its first release. I only remember bits of it, but […]

#69 Bomb Jack

Posted: 27th February 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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674th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Tehkan Publisher: Tehkan Here’s a simple one – again one of the oldest games on the list. The screenshots look a bit like Pang, but clearly you’re moving around what feels like a superhero rip off – Astro Boy with a Bat […]

#68 Boulder Dash

Posted: 15th November 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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648th played so far Genre: Maze Platform: Various Year of Release: 1984 Developer: First Star Software Publisher: First Star Software It might be that I’ve been focusing on a few other 1001 more lately, but that cover really reminds me of comic magazines. It’s an interesting impression – not quite what I was expecting. So […]

621th played so far Genre: Strategy/Adventure Platform: ZX Spectrum Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Mike Singleton Publisher: Beyond Software I sort of remember Lords of Midnight. I was a lot younger, but cousins had it on an old computer system and we (sort of) used to try it. I’m not sure I ever understood quite […]

#75 Marble Madness

Posted: 28th November 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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560th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games For our ongoing Midway PSP trials, Marble Madness is next. One of those games that I remember playing on the NES in my youth, the isometric perspective seeming really special. Replaying it today, I know what to […]

#65 Ballblazer

Posted: 7th May 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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509th played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Various Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Lucasfilm Games Publisher: Atari I’m not quite sure what to say of Ballblazer, as in my mind it’s just on the list, without any notable qualities. An early sports game that sounds somewhat soccer-like, with a sci fi veneer but also limited […]

#82 Paperboy

Posted: 11th November 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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465th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari A bit of a step down, isn’t it? After the complex and intricate Dwarf Fortress, building a mine and getting a city going, we now go slightly simpler… we’re delivering papers. Paperboy is an older game that just seems […]