Posts Tagged ‘1987’

#137 Double Dragon

Posted: 3rd May 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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599th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Technos Japan Publisher: Taito When I was younger, one of our NES games (that I played over and over) was Double Dragon III, a fun two player beat ’em up that we invested a lot of time in – even if I’m […]

#149 Xybots

Posted: 6th December 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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562nd played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release:  1987 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games Early 3D games are weirdly fascinating to me. Games like Ultima and 3-Demon (or Monster Maze) (I know, not famous, but I remember being amazed by it) did it by using wireframes and simple constrained viewpoints. It […]

#147 Rainbow Islands

Posted: 7th August 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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446th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Various Year of Release:1987 Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito Or, as is proper, Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2, making it clear that this game is, in fact, the sequel to Bubble Bobble and not just a standalone game. In it, our protagonists have changed from looking […]

#142 Maniac Mansion

Posted: 7th July 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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346th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Lucasfilm Games Publisher: Lucasfilm Games It’s no big secret on this blog that I enjoy the Lucasfilm adventures, especially the later ones – Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max hit the Road, Grim Fandango and so on, and I’m […]

#132 Nethack

Posted: 13th February 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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307th played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: Various Year of Release: 1987 Developer: The NetHack Dev Team I am writing this post slightly out of order, as this time I really want to make notes while we play the game. I’ve played Nethack before several times (it being one of the games whose source code […]

#136 International Karate +

Posted: 29th December 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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296th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Various Year of Release: 1987 Developer: System 3 Publisher: System 3 Fighting game, fairly old, something karate with some control improvements according to the book. Sorry, near-300 exhaustion is setting in and there are only so many things we can introduce these with. Probably the main innovation mentioned […]

#139 Nebulus

Posted: 23rd February 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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219th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Various Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Triffix Entertainment Inc. Publisher: Hewson Consultants As, in Pong and Beyond time, holidays draw to a close and we get ready to get back to fruitful work. It’s been fun, but we’ve got to make money (if only because we need to […]

#151 Wizball

Posted: 18th October 2012 by Jeroen in Games
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187th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Various Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Sensible Software Publisher: Ocean Software Continuing our run of “wow we’re getting close to 200 games… we need to play more pre-1990 games” we are taking on Wizball. It is our eventual hope that we will play so many of […]

#140 Oids

Posted: 12th June 2012 by Jeroen in Games
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154th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Atari ST/Mac Year of Release: 1987 Developer: FTL Publisher: FTL Now then, back to simpler times. Oids is not one of the oldest games, but we are now going back to the Atari days (a platform we hadn’t touched yet). There’s not much to it – […]

#130 Super Hang-On

Posted: 25th September 2011 by Jeroen in Games
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87th game played so far Genre: Racing Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega Super Hang-On is a motor cycling racing game. That’s the big thing to say here. To be honest, not knowing the genre, there’s not much more we can say about it this time. It’s a big racing game […]