Posts Tagged ‘1986’

#120 Rolling Thunder

Posted: 29th August 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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810th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Do I need to say it? There are some games that I know are on the list for their impact or because they stand out in the genre, but where I know it doesn’t appeal. Rolling Thunder […]

#109 Gauntlet II

Posted: 9th August 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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805th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games While I’ve played Gauntlet before, as I said then, I’ve played its sequel before. In fact, as a family we played it as far as we could – not just me, but my sister and mother as […]

#117 Solomon’s Key

Posted: 12th July 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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798th played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Various Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Tecmo Publisher: Tecmo We have been getting two things out of our Switch Online subscription. One is that we’ve gained quite an addiction to Tetris-99, at which Peter has become a master, and the other is that we’ve gotten access to the […]

#115 Rebelstar

Posted: 29th January 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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757th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: ZX Spectrum Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Julian Gollop Publisher: Firebird Software I’ve been staring at the Rebelstar series for a while. The list has a sequel in name only, in that it’s a tactical game with the same name, but not necessarily many other links between them. […]

#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), […]