Posts Tagged ‘atari’

#619 Unreal Tournament 2004

Posted: 8th June 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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608th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Epic Games Publisher: Atari One of my big early FPS experiences was the first Unreal game, one of the early games in the genre to play with story telling and audio logs. It was a new experience that I wasn’t used […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

556th played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Playstation 2/Playstation Portable Year of Release: 2006 Developer: Ignition Banbury Publisher: SCEI/Ignition Entertainment/Atari Mercury Meltdown and its sequel Mercury Meltdown Revolution are games that have intrigued me from the first time I saw them on the list. Moving blobs of mercury around a field sounds like an odd […]

#65 Ballblazer

Posted: 7th May 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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509th played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Various Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Lucasfilm Games Publisher: Atari I’m not quite sure what to say of Ballblazer, as in my mind it’s just on the list, without any notable qualities. An early sports game that sounds somewhat soccer-like, with a sci fi veneer but also limited […]

#82 Paperboy

Posted: 11th November 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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465th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari A bit of a step down, isn’t it? After the complex and intricate Dwarf Fortress, building a mine and getting a city going, we now go slightly simpler… we’re delivering papers. Paperboy is an older game that just seems […]

#33 Gravitar

Posted: 6th October 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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461st played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1982 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari Back in time again, we’re grabbing one of our old shoot ’em ups to cross off some old games. Gravitar comes from Atari’s stable and runs with what seems like vector graphics. Without any other reference, we’d […]

#58 Crystal Castles

Posted: 24th September 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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458th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari These isometric games don’t work well for me. I’m not sure why, but there’s a series of games like Crystal Castles (several of which are yet to come) that I just dread. The controls are awkward, the action simple […]

#22 Centipede

Posted: 24th February 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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405th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari There are some games, such as today’s game┬áCentipede, that always stayed a bit nebulous to me. I had seen in come by on floppy disks a long time ago, but don’t recall ever playing it. I’m not […]