Posts Tagged ‘platform’

#741 Ultimate Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Posted: 19th November 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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649th played so far Genre: Platform/Fighting Platform: PSP Year of Release: 2006 Developer: Tose Publisher: Capcom I’ve not done the best at Ghosts ‘n Goblins or Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, two arcade platformers that, by virtue of being arcade games, are pretty difficult. By 2006, however, arcades are no longer the primary way of playing games […]

#62 Manic Miner

Posted: 24th September 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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635th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Various Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Matthew Smith Publisher: Bug-Byte/Software Projects Our next game is another early platformer. This one is inspired by Miner 2049er and will lead to future game Jet Set Willy. It’s an early platformer which looks fairly basic – so yeah, this time I […]

#61 Lode Runner

Posted: 22nd July 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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619th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Various Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Doug Smith Publisher: Broderbund/Ariolasoft I’m not going to claim any great affinity with Lode Runner, but I remember playing a version of this at some point and becoming obsessed for a bit with its large number of levels and built-in level designer. […]

#827 De Blob

Posted: 6th July 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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615th played so far Genre: Puzzle/Platform Platform: Wii Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Blue Tongue Entertainment Publisher: THQ I’ve been keeping an eye on De Blob since, I believe, just before the start of this blog, as an interesting game that seemed so different from everything else. Not to mention that the original version of […]

613th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Xbox 360/PSP/DS Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Metanet Software/Slick Entertainment/Silverbirch Studios Publisher: Metanet Software/Atari Inc Did you know that N+ is utterly ungoogleable? I don’t think I need to explain why, but it’s frustrating when I want to write these small bits. N+ is a platformer, stylized, with […]

#1008 Portal 2

Posted: 31st May 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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606th played so far Genre: Platform/Puzzle Platform: Various Year of Release: 2011 Developer: Valve Corporation Publisher: Valve Corporation I’ve been simultaneously looking forward to the sequel to Portal, and been holding off on it as a possible final puzzle game. In the end, the determining factor was that we got Lego Dimensions (part of the […]

#1004 Limbo

Posted: 11th May 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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601st played so far Genre: Platform/Puzzle Platform: Various Year of Release: 2010 Developer: Playdead Publisher: Playdead We begin the next hundred with another known indie game. Limbo is a platformer that gained a good reputation for its implicit storytelling and world it creates in a platformer setting. I never actually had a chacne to play […]

#196 Snake Rattle’N’Roll

Posted: 13th April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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594th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: NES Year of Release: 1990 Developer: Rare Publisher: Nintendo/Sega For some reason, I kept confusing this game with Marble Madness for a long time. It doesn’t make any sense, none of it really matches, but the isometric perspective is similar and I haven’t looked much beyond screenshots. I’ll […]

#809 Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts

Posted: 16th February 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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580th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Rare Publisher: Microsoft Moving around the canon of Banjo-Kazooie a bit, for various reasons, Nuts and Bolts feels like a late entry for a 3D platforming hero – the genre seemed to be forgotten about around this point. This game draws […]

#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 […]