Posts Tagged ‘1996’

#307 Guardian Heroes

Posted: 19th May 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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603rd played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Saturn Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Treasure Publisher: Sega The genre of fighting games is pretty broad as used here, and has a tendency to overlap with the action genre. Here it isn’t the one-on-one fighting you might get from, say, Street Fighter, but it’s closer to the […]

#320 Metal Slug

Posted: 28th March 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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590th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Neo Geo Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Nazca Corporation Publisher: Nazca Corporation/SNK One of the difficulties I’m starting to face with this list is that a bunch of games blur together. Metal Slug is a run and gun platform shooter, It looks a bit like Ghosts […]

#313 Quake

Posted: 30th July 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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444th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 1996 Developer: id Software Publisher: GT Interactive There were a couple of major steps during the development of the FPS genre that happened, it seems, in fairly quick succession. Doom was the notable one we already covered – the first to really go […]

#318 Saturn Bomberman

Posted: 11th May 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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424th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Saturn Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Hudson Soft Publisher: Hudson Soft It feels a bit weird how, prior to starting this blog, I had never really come across the Bomberman series. I’d heard of it – may even have seen a bit of it being played – but […]

#312 Marathon Infinity

Posted: 11th January 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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394th played so farGenre: First-Person Shooter Platform: Mac Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Bungie Software Publisher: Bungie Software Some games on the list draw our eye simply because of its lineage. Before they became famous from the Halo series (and before they were bought by Microsoft), they worked on two series. The strategy series Myth […]

#302 Duke Nukem 3D

Posted: 19th July 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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349th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 1996 Developer: 3D Realms Publisher: GT Interactive The Duke is in the house baby! If, like me, you’re a PC gamer of a certain age you’ll probably have heard of this game. It’s not as multiplayer famous as Doom and the like, the […]

312th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: PC/PlayStation 1 Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Revolution Software Publisher: Virgin Interactive/SCEE While last time’s Pac-Man was a game we’d played because, well, everyone had played it,┬áBroken Sword is a bit more of a coincidence. One of us had the PC version, the other Playstation, and we both […]

#316 PaRappa the Rapper

Posted: 15th November 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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285th played so far (Okay so taking pictures was getting irritating, especially considering how bad quality a digital camera pic of the TV is. So instead we’ll be reverting to using cover art unless there is a set screen-shot button) Genre: Music Platform: PlayStation Year of Release: 1996 Developer: NanaOn-Sha Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment We […]

#314 Resident Evil

Posted: 30th July 2012 by Jeroen in Games
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166th played so far Genre: Survival Horror Platform: Various Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom As we approach the one-in-six mark, there’s only one of the major franchises (at least five games on the list) that we haven’t covered yet. We’ve played some Grand Theft Auto, plenty of Legend of Zelda games and […]

#304 Civilization II

Posted: 26th July 2012 by Jeroen in Games
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165th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: PC Year of Release: 1996 Developer: MicroProse Publisher: MicroProse There’s some games that, when they come up in our random selection, fill me with both anticipation and dread. We had a good time playing Civilization, but it took a long time… partially a ‘one more turn’ thing, partially […]