Posts Tagged ‘1985’

#98 Bard’s Tale

Posted: 7th April 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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774th played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: Various Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Interplay Productions Publisher: Electronic Arts I only rarely play the old RPGs, even though I enjoy digging into that history sometimes. I’ve played Eye of the Beholder and Ultima VII fairly recently and Bard’s Tale fits the dungeon crawler mode of the […]

#85 Deja Vu

Posted: 2nd March 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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765th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1985 Developer: ICOM Simulations Inc Publisher: Mindscape/Kemco As time went on, the adventure has continued to evolve – and while interactive fiction was the medium of story telling, it’s just not as attractive as graphics bring in. For that reason, games started introducing some […]

#96 Tehkan World Cup

Posted: 14th February 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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761st played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Tehkan Publisher: Tecmo It’s amazing how many football games are in the list and in particular how far they are spread throughout the years – other sports may have had their recent game stay on while FIFA 10 was booted off, but […]

#88 Commando

Posted: 1st July 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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705th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom For my own amusement and occasional help in picking games, I have a list of games, constantly updated, that I am looking forward to playing and those that I really don’t, and I’d rather just be done […]

#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 […]