Posts Tagged ‘1996’

#329 Vectorman 2

Posted: 1st October 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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818th played so far Genre: Action/Platform Platform: Mega Drive Year of Release: 1996 Developer: BlueSky Software Publisher: SEGA There really was a trend in the mid-nineties, before the advent of 3D-capable consoles, where using pre-rendered 3D graphics was the best way to make your game seem modern. We’ve seen it on the SNES with Donkey […]

#322 Donkey Kong Country 3

Posted: 10th September 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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813th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: SNES Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Rare Publisher: Nintendo It feels like Donkey Kong always took some weird turns in his gaming appearances. Originally, the ape was Mario’s big enemy, and vice versa. Skipping ahead a couple of years (and, conveniently, this game) he appeared in the Mario […]

#306 The Neverhood

Posted: 4th December 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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744th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: PC Year of Release: 1996 Developer: The Neverhood, Inc. Publisher: Dreamworks Interactive The Neverhood is another game I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. My first school diary for secondary school came with a demo disc for a bunch of games (it was video game themed) […]

729th played so far Genre: Flight Simulator Platform: Nintendo 64 Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Nintendo EAD/Paradigm Simulation Publisher: Nintendo I played Pilotwings about four years ago, a SNES flight sim with some unusual craft and an interesting set of missions – a bit simple now, maybe, but impressive for the time and with a […]

676th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: PC Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Westwood Studios Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment While I originally focused on playing Command & Conquer, the Red Alert series never held quite as much of an appeal to me. Partially it’s because World War II settings don’t really interest me a lot […]

#327 Wave Race 64

Posted: 14th January 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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663rd played so far Genre: Racing Platform: Nintendo 64 Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo Sure, we have plenty of racing games – early on it was an easy genre for multiplayer, and it’s something people still love – but few take place on the water and I swear even less use […]

#325 Star Control 3

Posted: 9th December 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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654th played so far Genre: Strategy/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: PC Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Legend Entertainment Publisher: Accolade There are a bunch of hybrid games, that combine two genres that don’t normally fit together, but manage it with their own spin. Prior to starting Star Control 3, I’d already seen parts of its predecessor […]

#308 International Track & Field

Posted: 18th October 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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641st played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami I’ve played Track & Field some time ago – a minigame collection based on various athletics challenges, set up for arcade play and the inspiration for Olympics games, Mario and Sonic or otherwise, for a long time to come. […]

#328 Wipeout 2097

Posted: 14th July 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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617th played so far Genre: Racing Platform: Playstation 1 Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Psygnosis Publisher: Psygnosis We have played several Wipeout games – including the first – and the main thing I remember is that the first in the series didn’t agree with me… and that later ones were okay, but still difficult. The […]

#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 […]