Posts Tagged ‘arcade’

#143 R-Type

Posted: 20th September 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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634th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Irem Publisher: Irem As we go back to the eighties, we get to one more of the many, many side scrolling shooters. I don’t mind them too much – they are fun enough, often having something good to look at […]

#228 Virtua Racing

Posted: 7th August 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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623th played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1992 Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega We see a lot of experiments with 3D in the early nineties and I vaguely remember the Virtua series being at the forefront of it. Aside from the Virtua Racing series, there were the Virtua Fighter games we discussed […]

#121 Super Sprint

Posted: 16th June 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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610th played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games While earlier we played Portal 2 for its appearance in Lego Dimensions, Super Sprint instead appears in the game as a not-really-cameo. Nevertheless, I’ve probably played the game more that way than I ever would have otherwise. […]

#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 […]