Posts Tagged ‘1987’

#133 A.P.B.

Posted: 11th April 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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775th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games An APB or All Points Bulletin is a message send to cops and law enforcement officials usually to make them aware of criminals to look out for. It’s a common enough term that finding out about the […]

#146 Operation Wolf

Posted: 30th March 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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772nd played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito Sometimes, you realise you just have to play these light gun games, and at that point you realise you’ve got to compromise. I’m about to tackle Operation Wolf, which is one of those, and so I’ll be […]

#131 Blasteroids

Posted: 22nd May 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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695th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games Asteroids is a classic, defining the 2D shooter genre in a major way. Its sequels don’t come up much on the list – although derivatives might have – and Blasteroids is the one official one […]

#148 Shinobi

Posted: 6th May 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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691st played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega I really should have played Shinobi earlier for the most mundane reason: There are two games on the list with the exact same name, just separated by a decade or so. This isn’t uncommon in franchises, as the recent […]

#143 R-Type

Posted: 20th September 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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634th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Irem Publisher: Irem As we go back to the eighties, we get to one more of the many, many side scrolling shooters. I don’t mind them too much – they are fun enough, often having something good to look at […]

#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 […]