Posts Tagged ‘arcade’

#127 Buggy Boy

Posted: 29th October 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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735th played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Tatsumi Publisher: Tatsumi There are a bunch of games that look like Buggy Boy, racers from a pre-3D era, running down a semi endless track that relies on sprite scaling to get the illusion of racing forward. Out Run is the canonical […]

#76 Karate Champ

Posted: 27th September 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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727th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Technos Japan Publisher: Data East So I don’t really look forward to these early fighting games – the genre isn’t the best in general and it’s not until the likes of Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter that we see some of the […]

#434 Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes

Posted: 7th September 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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722nd played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Arcade/Dreamcast Year of Release: 2000 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom I’ve had a chance to play the Marvel vs Capcom series before, although that was the third part of the series rather than the second. Tying into Capcom’s Street Fighter franchise at first, setting up its characters against Marvel […]

#74 Hyper Sports

Posted: 14th August 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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716th played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami We’ve been playing a bunch of games based on sports games before, mostly from these earlier eras – Summer Games II comes to mind – but the collection of minigames with a sports theme lasts in the modern day […]

#88 Commando

Posted: 1st July 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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705th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom For my own amusement and occasional help in picking games, I have a list of games, constantly updated, that I am looking forward to playing and those that I really don’t, and I’d rather just be done […]

#131 Blasteroids

Posted: 22nd May 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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695th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games Asteroids is a classic, defining the 2D shooter genre in a major way. Its sequels don’t come up much on the list – although derivatives might have – and Blasteroids is the one official one […]

#148 Shinobi

Posted: 6th May 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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691st played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega I really should have played Shinobi earlier for the most mundane reason: There are two games on the list with the exact same name, just separated by a decade or so. This isn’t uncommon in franchises, as the recent […]

#69 Bomb Jack

Posted: 27th February 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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674th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Tehkan Publisher: Tehkan Here’s a simple one – again one of the oldest games on the list. The screenshots look a bit like Pang, but clearly you’re moving around what feels like a superhero rip off – Astro Boy with a Bat […]

#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 […]

#277 Killer Instinct

Posted: 2nd January 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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660th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Arcade/SNES Year of Release: 1994 Developer: Rare Publisher: Midway/Rare/Nintendo While I had the Rare Replay disc out, this came up, so it felt like a good game to pick up next. I’ve had a couple of Killer something fighting and shooting games on the list. Of course a […]