Posts Tagged ‘1989’

#169 Final Fight

Posted: 11th February 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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670th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom Final Fight is not a one-on-one fighter (as I thought for some time) – instead it’s another beat ’em up like Double Dragon. I guess it’s just one to experience. Our Thoughts This mostly felt like a pretty straight […]

#177 Wonderboy III: The Dragon’s Trap

Posted: 2nd October 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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546th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Mega Drive Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Westone Publisher: Sega The late 80s and early 90s were filled with platformers, which is probably the reason why it still seems like main mode of gaming. Even early 3D consoles focused on it, combining it with 3D graphics to create […]

#168 Minesweeper

Posted: 8th March 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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494th played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: PC Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Microsoft Publisher: Microsoft Minesweeper! Until recently a game that anyone with a Windows machine would have played, now removed with Windows 8 and Windows 10 updates. We’ve played enough of it that it was a game we had to cover at some […]

#173 Populous

Posted: 4th January 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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478th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Various Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Bullfrog Publisher: Electronic Arts Some time ago, when it was newer, I really enjoyed Populous: The Beginning, a strategy/simulation game with a focus on you being a deity. That game left you more in charge of a shaman honouring a god, while […]

#175 Strider

Posted: 19th August 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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449th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom I’ll admit, before playing Strider was categorized, in my mind, as a general samey-seeming group of games. Somewhere between platform, beat ’em up and action game, I would have easily confused it with something like Forgotten Worlds if I […]

#174 Prince of Persia

Posted: 11th October 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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370th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Various Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Broderbund Publisher: Broderbund Prince of Persia is a familiar title. I remember playing it on our old PC, back in the days, for some time unable to play it properly as the shift-key on the keyboard didn’t work – some cheating was […]

#176 Stunt Car Racer

Posted: 28th May 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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336th played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Various Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Microstyle Publisher: Microprose/Microplay Now is the time for us to make another random pick from the slowly shrinking list of games. After a few re-rolls (since we still do not have access to every game on this list) we happen across a […]

#167 Midwinter

Posted: 14th January 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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209th played so far Genre: Action/Role Playing Platform: PC/Amiga/Atari Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Maelstrom Games Publisher: Microplay Software Some games look and sound just a bit different – slightly off, with an interesting concept and mechanics that make you want to try them. Not necessarily a game that will become a favourite, not one […]

#166 SimCity

Posted: 30th March 2012 by Mulholland in Games
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134th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Various Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Maxis Publisher: Maxis It is hard to really remember a time before the market was completely saturated with managament simulation games. Whenever you go to a Game (or even a Morrisons) to peruse a special offer for PC games you will see […]

#172 Pang

Posted: 22nd April 2011 by Mulholland in Games
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48th game played so far Genre: Shoot ’em Up Platform: Various Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom Upon the game’s release Pang (try not to confuse this with Pong) was critically lauded and received numerous ports across all the major consoles of the day. It was lauded for its addictive nature, bright presentation […]