Posts Tagged ‘namco’

#120 Rolling Thunder

Posted: 29th August 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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810th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Do I need to say it? There are some games that I know are on the list for their impact or because they stand out in the genre, but where I know it doesn’t appeal. Rolling Thunder […]

#242 Ridge Racer

Posted: 16th July 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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799th played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Racing and driving games are interesting entries on the list. They are quite well suited to the arcade when provided with time limits, but removing that would make them work for a console as well. They’re usually non violent, […]

#591 Katamari Damacy

Posted: 15th December 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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473rd played so far Genre:  Action Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Katamari Damacy – time for something weird. The goal of the game is apparently to roll a ball that objects stick to, and make it as big as you can within the time limit. It’s such a bizarre […]

#355 Tekken 3

Posted: 8th September 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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454th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Tekken is, I believe, one of Peter’s favourite fighting game series – he certainly always managed to tell me a lot about it. We played the first game some time ago, that time, too, playing from the Tekken 5 […]

#29 Ms Pac Man

Posted: 3rd August 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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445th played so far Genre: Maze Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1981 Developer: Bally Midway/General Computer Corporation Publisher: Bally Midway/Namco Pac-Man was a popular game and it seems like it was geetting cloned early on. Ms. Pac Man, as is well known by now, was an early one. It caught the attention of Namco and, […]

#23 Galaga

Posted: 1st April 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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414th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1981 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco/Midway So it’s time for another one of our old shoot ’em ups, part of our constant catchup, as well as just going through these games in order. We’ve covered its predecessor in the entertaining Galaxian, and from […]

#81 Pac-Land

Posted: 19th January 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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396th played so farGenre: Platform Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1984 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Time for a bit of catch up! In 1984, after gaining fame in his maze, Pac Man breaks out into his own platformer. Normally these genre shifts tend to be, at the best, dicey, but its presence on this list […]

#38 Dig Dug

Posted: 21st March 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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316th played so far Genre: Maze Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1982 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco One of the more… interesting entries on our list of genres is the maze genre. Half of it are different Pac Man entries, there’s the previous Mr. Do, and then two other digging-based games. The old Boulder Dash, pretty […]

#18 Pac-Man

Posted: 1st March 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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311th played so far Genre: Maze Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Namco Publisher: Midway Pac-Man is probably one of the most recognised gaming characters out there – in fact, he probably is the most recognised out of all of them. His simple shape and early mascot status seems to make this all but […]

#43 Xevious

Posted: 2nd May 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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236th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1982 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco There is a big argument for doing games in strictly chronological order, that way we can see exactly who did what first and who influenced whom. Xevious is the earliest example of a vertical shooting game that […]