Posts Tagged ‘1986’

#127 Buggy Boy

Posted: 29th October 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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735th played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Tatsumi Publisher: Tatsumi There are a bunch of games that look like Buggy Boy, racers from a pre-3D era, running down a semi endless track that relies on sprite scaling to get the illusion of racing forward. Out Run is the canonical […]

#118 Dragon Quest

Posted: 9th July 2018 by Jeroen in Uncategorized
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707th played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: NES Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Chunsoft Publisher: Enix/Nintendo The Dragon Quest series (known as Dragon Warrior in its early English installments, but we’ll go by the proper name here) has three entries on the list – none of which I have played so far. In fact, I […]

#113 Spindizzy

Posted: 10th January 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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662nd played so far Genre: Action Platform: Various Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Electric Dreams Software Publisher: Electric Dreams Software/Activision Spindizzy looks interesting. It uses the isometric perspective that’s quite popular in these days, but doesn’t use the human characters moving around and mostly looks like a version of Marble Madness. It’s not exactly that […]

#121 Super Sprint

Posted: 16th June 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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610th played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games While earlier we played Portal 2 for its appearance in Lego Dimensions, Super Sprint instead appears in the game as a not-really-cameo. Nevertheless, I’ve probably played the game more that way than I ever would have otherwise. […]

#116 Out Run

Posted: 5th April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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592nd played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Sega AM 2 Publisher: Sega Next, we have an older driving game. Out Run sets you off on a trip around a summery city area. You go on a drive and go fast. Why does that sound familiar? Maybe thanks to OutRun […]

#106 Alter Ego

Posted: 15th May 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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511th played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: Various Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Activision Publisher: Activision With there being 1021 games on the revised list, here we are – the actual, true halfway point of the list. And I’ll admit that Alter Ego wasn’t our planned halfway point (that game will follow at some point), […]

#107 Arkanoid

Posted: 28th March 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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499th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito Arkanoid! A game I’ve been looking forward to, as I remember playing it when I was younger (using cheats to advance a bit further than I could reach on my own – I was an impatient kid). Breakout inspired, […]

#110 Salamander

Posted: 30th October 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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462nd played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami With some games, it feels like there is not much we can add as an introduction. Salamander looks like one of those shoot ’em ups we’ve seen plenty of – horizontal scrolling, you control a ship that […]

#128 The Legend of Zelda

Posted: 27th October 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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374th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: NES Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Wow, it’s been a while since we last played a Legend of Zelda game – nearly 300 games ago, in The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords of Adventure. This is some combination of wanting to keep the number okay […]

#111 Bubble Bobble

Posted: 1st June 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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337th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito A while ago we covered Puzzle Bobble after a trip to Brighton in order to find the elusive game Final Furlong. The fact that we found it in some rather beaten up arcade on the seafront is pretty miraculous. […]