Posts Tagged ‘1984’

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 […]

#67 H.E.R.O.

Posted: 10th July 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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439th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Various Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Activision Publisher: Activision Time to be a hero… Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation time! It’s an old time platform game, predating the Super Mario Bros. mark, where (according to its lore) you descend into mine shafts using your helicopter to rescue those trapped […]

#70 Elite

Posted: 12th June 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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432nd played so far Genre: Strategy/Shoot Em Up Platform: Various Year of Release: 1984 Developer: David Braben and Ian Bell Publisher: Acornsoft This isn’t actually the first time Elite has popped up for us to play on the blog – we tried to do so before, but got stuck and felt we needed a manual. […]

#81 Pac-Land

Posted: 19th January 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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396th played so farGenre: Platform Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Time for a bit of catch up! In 1984, after gaining fame in his maze, Pac Man breaks out into his own platformer. Normally these genre shifts tend to be, at the best, dicey, but its presence on this list […]

#84 Bounty Bob Strikes Back

Posted: 29th June 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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344th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Various Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Big Five Software Publisher: Big Five Software First, a quick admission: we found out, after we started this game, that it’s a sequel to another game on the list, Miner 2049er. Both games are fairly old platformers – one that looks fairly […]

#71 Kung-Fu Master

Posted: 26th August 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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265th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Irem Publisher: Irem Some games are games where I really have no proper justification why we played them. They’re on the list, they’re a genre we need, but they’re not a big name and we’re hard-pressed to see why it’s so special. […]

#72 Deus Ex Machina

Posted: 3rd June 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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244th played so far Genre: Action Platform: ZX Spectrum Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Automata UK Publisher: Automata UK Sometimes, finding the more obscure games on our list have surprises of their own. This game had one.  In what must be one of the first examples of voice acting in video games, Deus Ex Machina […]