Posts Tagged ‘Various’

#68 Boulder Dash

Posted: 15th November 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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648th played so far Genre: Maze Platform: Various Year of Release: 1984 Developer: First Star Software Publisher: First Star Software It might be that I’ve been focusing on a few other 1001 more lately, but that cover really reminds me of comic magazines. It’s an interesting impression – not quite what I was expecting. So […]

644th played so far Genre: Strategy/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Various Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Ubisoft Paris/Red Storm Entertainment Publisher: Ubisoft The meaning of ‘strategy’ is, as so many genres, quite broad. While we’d normally think of an RTS like Command & Conquer or the Civilization series, for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 it refers […]

#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 […]

#241 Return to Zork

Posted: 11th August 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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624th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Activision Publisher: Infocom Zork is, as we’ve discussed before, one of the most important and best known text adventures. Return to Zork is a point and click instead, from a first person perspective, and with some live actors like we’ve seen in […]

#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. […]

#235 Cannon Fodder

Posted: 18th July 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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618th played so far Genre: Action/Strategy Platform: Various Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Sensible Software Publisher: Virgin Interactive Partially because of this blog, I started reading up more on older games, to learn about their background and find out more about them. Cannon Fodder is one of the games that I feel are often discussed […]

#56 Planetfall

Posted: 12th June 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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609th played so far Genre: Interactive Fiction Platform: Various Year of Release: 1983 Developer: Infocom Publisher: Infocom It feels like the arcades dominate these early years of gaming, and my mind, when seeing a title like Planetfall, automatically assumes it’s some action gamer or shooter once again with a space theme. The space theme is […]

#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 […]

#94 Mercenary

Posted: 15th May 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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602nd played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Novagen I think I underestimated Mercenary slightly. All this time, I thought it was another shoot ’em up, which is frequent in this era, and certainly not the action/adventure we’re getting here. What it is, is a game that has you crash […]

#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 […]