Posts Tagged ‘1987’

#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 […]

#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 […]