Posts Tagged ‘1987’

#134 Dungeon Master

Posted: 27th June 2020 by Jeroen in Goodbye
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878th played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: Various Year of Release: 1987 Developer: FTL Games Publisher: FTL Games A long time ago, when I first got access to the internet, I had learned about a (table top) game called Dungeons & Dragons and that it was a Dungeon Master who ran it. While I’d go […]

#144 Gemini Wing

Posted: 24th March 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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855th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Tecmo Publisher: Tecmo We have covered well over 100 shooters right now. From the outside, this looks like one of many sidescrollers that time hasn’t been kind too – probably with its own unique features, but nothing is jumping out […]

#138 Head Over Heels

Posted: 1st February 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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842nd played so far Genre: Action Platform: Various Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Ocean Software Publisher: Ocean Software After I felt like we mostly neglected them for quite some time, I have been trying to play some more of these isometric action adventure games again. I touched Fairlight a month and a half ago and […]

#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, […]

#133 A.P.B.

Posted: 11th April 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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775th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games An APB or All Points Bulletin is a message send to cops and law enforcement officials usually to make them aware of criminals to look out for. It’s a common enough term that finding out about the […]

#146 Operation Wolf

Posted: 30th March 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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772nd played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito Sometimes, you realise you just have to play these light gun games, and at that point you realise you’ve got to compromise. I’m about to tackle Operation Wolf, which is one of those, and so I’ll be […]

#131 Blasteroids

Posted: 22nd May 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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695th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games Asteroids is a classic, defining the 2D shooter genre in a major way. Its sequels don’t come up much on the list – although derivatives might have – and Blasteroids is the one official one […]

#148 Shinobi

Posted: 6th May 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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691st played so far Genre: Action Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega I really should have played Shinobi earlier for the most mundane reason: There are two games on the list with the exact same name, just separated by a decade or so. This isn’t uncommon in franchises, as the recent […]

#143 R-Type

Posted: 20th September 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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634th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Irem Publisher: Irem As we go back to the eighties, we get to one more of the many, many side scrolling shooters. I don’t mind them too much – they are fun enough, often having something good to look at […]

#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 […]