Posts Tagged ‘arcade’

#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 […]

#240 Daytona USA

Posted: 29th April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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598th played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Sega AM 2 Publisher: Sega Some time ago we played Sega Rally Championship, as an arcade machine while we wer visiting Euro Disney. This game is two years younger, again as an arcade cabinet, and so we basically go back even further […]

#53 Gyruss

Posted: 17th April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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595th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Time for another early game – I have some room for them. Time for another shooter – I need more of them. Just playing more gmae. Yeah! Our Thoughts So we’ve played Tempest and its many, many […]

#116 Out Run

Posted: 5th April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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592nd played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Sega AM 2 Publisher: Sega Next, we have an older driving game. Out Run sets you off on a trip around a summery city area. You go on a drive and go fast. Why does that sound familiar? Maybe thanks to OutRun […]

#50 Star Wars

Posted: 12th March 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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586th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari There are many different games called Star Wars. The one I’m familiar with was the NES iteration that mixed platforming and top down planet exploration sections with space battles. That one was released in 1991, while the […]

#154 Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

Posted: 11th January 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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571st played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom After earlier playing Ghosts ‘n Goblins, it’s time for its sequel now. Run around and deal with undead rising from the graves, demons and all. It’s what we were expecting. Our Thoughts I’m not quite sure what to say […]

#48 I, Robot

Posted: 7th January 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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570th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Dave Theurer Publisher: Atari Isaac Asimov is an amazing speculative fiction writer (I know that sounds pretentious, but it works best to describe his work). I, Robot is one of his collections of short stories, an amazing read that I […]

#192 Rampart

Posted: 22nd December 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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566th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1990 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games After a break, back to the Midway collection. Only one left after this, I promise. But no, we need a new strategy game anyway, based on our numbers, and it’s always good to see a different one, […]

#46 Time Pilot

Posted: 14th December 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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564th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1982 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami The nice thing about sometimes grabbing the next game in order is that these tend to cover genres that I otherwise would often be reluctant to touch. I am nearly constantly behind on playing shoot ’em ups […]

#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 […]