Posts Tagged ‘taito’

#137 Double Dragon

Posted: 3rd May 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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599th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Technos Japan Publisher: Taito When I was younger, one of our NES games (that I played over and over) was Double Dragon III, a fun two player beat ’em up that we invested a lot of time in – even if I’m […]

#107 Arkanoid

Posted: 28th March 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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499th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito Arkanoid! A game I’ve been looking forward to, as I remember playing it when I was younger (using cheats to advance a bit further than I could reach on my own – I was an impatient kid). Breakout inspired, […]

#147 Rainbow Islands

Posted: 7th August 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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446th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Various Year of Release:1987 Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito Or, as is proper, Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2, making it clear that this game is, in fact, the sequel to Bubble Bobble and not just a standalone game. In it, our protagonists have changed from looking […]

#19 Phoenix

Posted: 28th November 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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383rd played so far Genre: Shoot Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1980 Developer: Amstar Publisher: Centuri/Taito Phoenix appears to be another Space Invaders-inspired vertical shooter. Brilliant. More interesting, the name of the game is not because of the connection to mystical birds – at least, not at first. The developers were based in […]

#25 Qix

Posted: 17th June 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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341st played so farGenre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1981 Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito  Qix! That’s today’s game. It’s a game we both know – we just don’t know the name and can’t remember it. It has just been copied that often. This should be pretty straightforward! Our Thoughts For some reason, I kept […]

#111 Bubble Bobble

Posted: 1st June 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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337th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito A while ago we covered Puzzle Bobble after a trip to Brighton in order to find the elusive game Final Furlong. The fact that we found it in some rather beaten up arcade on the seafront is pretty miraculous. […]

315th played so far Genre: Adventure/Interactive Fiction Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Advanced Microcomputer Systems Publisher: Cinematronics/Taito Today, again, we play one of the games we (or I) have been most curious about since the start of this blog. Dragon’s Lair is an early adventure games, but using the Disney animation style we […]

#868 Space Invaders Extreme

Posted: 27th March 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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227th played so far Genre: Action/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: DS/PSP/XBox 360 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Taito Publisher: Square Enix Everyone knows Space Invaders, right? It’s a classic, its aliens even adorning the cover of our book. It’s a game that everyone knows and one of the first people will think of when they think […]

#162 The NewZealand Story

Posted: 29th December 2012 by Jeroen in Games
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205th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Various Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito There are times that we (okay mostly me in this case at least) see a game in this book which intrigues us to the point that we really want to play. Nothing interesting there right? Well this game has […]

#334 Final Furlong, #269 Puzzle Bobble

Posted: 7th August 2012 by Mulholland in Games
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As you have undoubtedly noticed we are, once again, doing two ames in one post. We did this two months ago after trawling the arcades of Piccadilly Circus so what could that mean? It was a grey Saturday. Slightly chilly and there was some spits of rain in the afternoon… so of course this is […]