Posts Tagged ‘action’

569th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Game Boy Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Although we had been jumping around the Legend of Zelda canon early in the blog’s life, lately I’ve been trying to get through them in order. Today is the first handheld outing, with one of the stranger stories […]

#815 Galcon

Posted: 30th December 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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568th played so far Genre: Action/Strategy Platform: iPhone Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Phil Hassey Galcon looks like a shooter. At least, that’s what I thought when I saw the screenshots (and every time I googled it to see what was happening). Loads of colourful shapes, mostly abstract – the semi-retro look of, say, Geometry […]

#825 Fable II

Posted: 10th December 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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563rd played so far Genre: Action/Role Playing Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Lionhead Studios Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios By the time you read this, Fable Fortune will have had its Kickstarter campaign, and so I can’t spoil much by saying I’ve worked a little bit on it. In fact, that was one […]

#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 […]

#57 Spy Hunter

Posted: 2nd December 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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561th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Bally Midway Publisher: Bally Midway After Klax and Marble Madness, here’s our third game from the Midway collection… or extravaganza. Not to be confused with Spy vs Spy, a cartoon that was turned into a game (that I actually remember), this is […]

#75 Marble Madness

Posted: 28th November 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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560th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games For our ongoing Midway PSP trials, Marble Madness is next. One of those games that I remember playing on the NES in my youth, the isometric perspective seeming really special. Replaying it today, I know what to […]

#623 Transformers

Posted: 20th November 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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558th played so far Genre: Action Platform: PlayStation 2 Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Atari Melbourne House Publisher: Atari I don’t think I ever owned a Transformers toy, but the idea was so cool when I watched them on TV. Giant robots that transformed into cars an other machines? Awesome. Even if the one that […]

551th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Nintendo 64 Year of Release: 1998 Developer: DMA Design Publisher: Gremlin Interactive/Midway Home Entertainment Body Harvest has been on our radar for quite some time. The developer above may look familiar to you… Although they are now better known as Rockstar North. And while they might be best […]

#606 Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy

Posted: 14th October 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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549th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Xbox/Playstation 2/PC Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Midway Games Publisher: Midway Games Psi-Ops: Mindgate Conspiracy isn’t the first game that combines an FPS with psychic powers – a few years ago we played Second Sight, which played with the same basic idea. It’s probably not a coincidence they […]

#92 Green Beret

Posted: 10th October 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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548th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Green Beret is a side scrolling platformy beat em up also known as Rush’n Attack. That’s most of what I know about it – it feels like the description blurs together with so many other games like it on […]