Posts Tagged ‘1986’

#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. […]

#123 The Sentinel

Posted: 9th February 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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306th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Various Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Geoff Crammond Publisher: Firebird The book describes this game as “chess with added paranoia”. To be honest, I’ve never heard of this game before the blog and keep forgetting about it afterwards. It’s vague enough that today, we have no clue what […]