Posts Tagged ‘konami’

#332 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Posted: 12th February 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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579th played so far Genre: Action Platform: PlayStation/Saturn Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Most of the Metroidvanias we have played so far have been Metroid, rather than Castlevania. We have previously played Super Castlevania IV, the first on the list chronologically, which was a good 2D platformer in an open area. This […]

#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 […]

#427 ISS Pro Evolution

Posted: 26th October 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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552th played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami ISS Pro Evolution is another football game. See FIFA 10 or Pro Evolution Soccer or Sensible World of Soccer – in fact, this is a predecessor of the second in that list. Being from 1999, it feels like it’ll […]

#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 […]

#588 Gradius V

Posted: 28th January 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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484th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Treasure Publisher: Konami Today we revisit the Gradius universe, a pretty enjoyable shooter that supposedly helped create a weapon bar and other refinements – mostly decent fun really. The fifth sequel (apparently the best of the series) is quite […]

#64 Track & Field

Posted: 24th January 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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483rd played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Sports games have been around for a while, and today we’re going to play an early one. Many newer ones don’t necessarily grip us, but it feels like a large part of it is because they become impenetrable if […]

#89 Yie Ar Kung-Fu

Posted: 27th December 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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476th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Yie Ar Kung-Fu is described in the book as the archetypical fighting game. I’m sure it is, but I’ve never heard of it. The images make it look fairly standard, so let’s just go. Our Thoughts Boy, did this […]

#110 Salamander

Posted: 30th October 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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462nd played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami With some games, it feels like there is not much we can add as an introduction. Salamander looks like one of those shoot ’em ups we’ve seen plenty of – horizontal scrolling, you control a ship that […]

#26 Scramble

Posted: 7th May 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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423rd played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1981 Developer: Konami Publisher: Leijac/Stern One of our recurring (though now ultimately futile) discussions is whether we should have started playing these games in order. It’s too late now, but even now we could start doing it, making it easier to get […]

#405 Silent Hill

Posted: 3rd May 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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422nd played so far Genre: Survival Horror Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami The days are getting longer again and that means that there’s enough light to play more survival horror games – something that would probably fit in the dark, but not when you’re feeling jumpy. Silent Hill started its […]