Posts Tagged ‘1985’

#94 Mercenary

Posted: 15th May 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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602nd played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Novagen I think I underestimated Mercenary slightly. All this time, I thought it was another shoot ’em up, which is frequent in this era, and certainly not the action/adventure we’re getting here. What it is, is a game that has you crash […]

#92 Green Beret

Posted: 10th October 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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548th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Green Beret is a side scrolling platformy beat em up also known as Rush’n Attack. That’s most of what I know about it – it feels like the description blurs together with so many other games like it on […]

#91 Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Posted: 25th February 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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491st played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom Ah, Capcom platformers. Somehow, they were one of the masters in the genre, where a lengthy series like Ghosts ‘n Goblins – we’ll be playing at least two more games from the series and played Maximo: Ghosts to Glory […]

#89 Yie Ar Kung-Fu

Posted: 27th December 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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476th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Yie Ar Kung-Fu is described in the book as the archetypical fighting game. I’m sure it is, but I’ve never heard of it. The images make it look fairly standard, so let’s just go. Our Thoughts Boy, did this […]

#102 Tetris

Posted: 21st September 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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365th played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Various Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Alexej Pajitnov Publisher: Various We’ve held off for quite a while, but it’s time. We’ve played Tetris often enough that we should be familiar enough to write this. Tetris is the single best-selling game in the world, with 143 million games sold […]

#93 Gradius

Posted: 25th March 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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317th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Our original plan for today was actually to play Salamander, but on further reading we found out that it had a prequel, Gradius (or Nemesis in most non-Japanese arcade versions), and is a part of a longer […]

#90 Gauntlet

Posted: 25th October 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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280th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games Regular readers may remember that this set of fifty games are all games I haven’t played before. And today we get a game where we are very strict about this, as I’ve played the hell out of […]

#101 Skool Daze

Posted: 10th January 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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208th played so far Genre: Action Platform: ZX Spectrum Year of Release: 1985 Developer: David Reidy Publisher: Microsphere Skool Daze… misspellings intentional, I’m sure. In typical Bully/Canis Canem Edit fashion, you go back to your childhood to play a not-very-holy schoolboy. The difference here is that this game came out about 20 years earlier than […]

#125 Space Harrier

Posted: 2nd July 2012 by Mulholland in Games
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159th played so far Genre: Shoot ’em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega 15% of games on this list are shoot ’em ups. Since this is not a genre either of us usually think of when it comes to picking games we are probably going to splurge on these every […]

#86 Summer Games II

Posted: 3rd April 2012 by Jeroen in Games
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135th played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Various Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Epyx Inc. Publisher: Epyx Inc. Epyx’s Games series – aside from this game, at some point in the future we’ll also cover World Games and California Games – is not the first collection of minigames (even in our book Tron comes first), […]