Posts Tagged ‘Various’

#99 Fairlight

Posted: 12th December 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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829th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1985 Developer: The Edge Publisher: The Edge This genre of isometric adventures, which we’ve seen before in games like Knight Lore and Crystal Castles, had its moment in the eighties but has almost completely died out since – I think the still upcoming Monster […]

#155 Laser Squad

Posted: 6th November 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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823rd played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Various Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Target Games Publisher: Blade Software I’ve grouped the original Rebelstar and Laser Squad together – fairly primitive seeming tactical games that haven’t quite reached the deep mechanics UFO: Enemy Unknown brings to the genre. They look like interesting puzzle boxes, if a […]

#930 Guitar Hero: Metallica

Posted: 23rd September 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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816th played so far Genre: Music Platform: Various Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Neversoft Publisher: Activision To be honest, at this point I feel like I need to get out the plastic instruments about once a year to cover all of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band game. The first Rock Band game, the most […]

#229 The Incredible Machine

Posted: 2nd September 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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811th played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Various Year of Release: 1992 Developer: Jeff Tunnell Productions Publisher: Sierra On-Line As one of the other games I had great memories of, I mostly experienced┬áthe Incredible Machine franchise through The Incredible Toon Machine, a more kid focused presentation of the whole thing. It has hints of Armadillo […]

#135 California Games

Posted: 21st August 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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808th played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Various Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Epyx Publisher: Epyx Out of all these replay games, California Games is the one I’ve probably known longest – even in the full list there are a few (like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man) that could match it. I played it, in part, […]

#87 A Mind Forever Voyaging

Posted: 24th July 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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801st played so far Genre: Interactive Fiction Platform: Various Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Infocom Publisher: Infocom To kick off the next fifty and hundred, we go to an Infocom adventure. Not quite an indie – I’m starting to run light on those anyway – but these Infocom adventures do stand out, and A Mind […]

#234 Myst

Posted: 20th July 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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800th played so far Genre: Adventure/Puzzle Platform: Various Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Cyan Publisher: Broderbund Game 800! To celebrate that achievement (and it really is one to me, somehow the before-last 100 milestone matters a lot) I’m playing game that I’ve been interested in for a long time, for similar reasons as The 7th […]

#117 Solomon’s Key

Posted: 12th July 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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798th played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Various Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Tecmo Publisher: Tecmo We have been getting two things out of our Switch Online subscription. One is that we’ve gained quite an addiction to Tetris-99, at which Peter has become a master, and the other is that we’ve gotten access to the […]

785th played so far Genre: Action/Platform Platform: Various Year of Release: 2003 Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft The original Prince of Persia was a stand out platformer, its animation standing out but the full game having a story and set up that was quite appealing. It’s a game where straight up sequels could never quite […]

#98 Bard’s Tale

Posted: 7th April 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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774th played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: Various Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Interplay Productions Publisher: Electronic Arts I only rarely play the old RPGs, even though I enjoy digging into that history sometimes. I’ve played Eye of the Beholder and Ultima VII fairly recently and Bard’s Tale fits the dungeon crawler mode of the […]