Posts Tagged ‘arcade’

#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 […]

#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 […]

#195 Smash TV

Posted: 8th November 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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555th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1990 Developer: Williams Publisher: Williams Smash TV is a shoot ’em up descended from the likes of Robotron 2084. Its apparent twist? It’s meant to be a TV show. This worked for me, in a way, in some of the Wipeout setups […]

#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 […]

#45 Tron

Posted: 28th September 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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545th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1982 Developer: Bally Midway Publisher: Bally Midway I was listening to a podcast yesterday that talked about movies made from video games, and movies made concerning video games (even if they’re not real) and somehow Tron didn’t come up. This is the videogame of […]