Posts Tagged ‘1988’

#152 Carrier Command

Posted: 14th November 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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908th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Various Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Realtime Games Publisher: Rainbird I’ve been in control of planes and cars for this lists, very immersive mechs and various different spaceships. One thing that I don’t think I’ve touched, however, are aircraft carriers and similar massive ships. That’s all about to […]

#156 Impossible Mission II

Posted: 14th August 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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890th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Various Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Novotrade Publisher: Epyx Impossible Mission II is, in fact, not related to the Mission Impossible franchise, despite using the same words in the title. It is, instead, the sequel to Impossible Mission, which is about a secret agent infiltrating an enemy base […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#157 Power Drift

Posted: 2nd July 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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523rd played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega I’m not sure why we’re playing Power Drift today. It was time we played another driving game and this looked fun enough. Sometimes that’s all we’ve got – got to get to it at some point. Our Thoughts Power […]

#163 Exile

Posted: 5th February 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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486th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Peter Irvin/Jeremy Smith Publisher: Superior Software/Audiogenic When I hear of a videogame called Exile, my mind goes to the massive open world RPGs from Spiderweb Software. Today, that’s not actually true – Exile refers to an old adventure-ish game that I’ve only […]

#161 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

Posted: 12th September 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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455th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Lucasfilm Games Publisher: Lucasfilm Games Time for another Lucasarts adventure! Although another early one, and the last pre-Monkey Island adventure. Happily so, as Maniac Mansion showed they didn’t seem quite as good. Zak McKracken‘s protagonist is a journalist… for a gossipy myth-chasing […]

#158 Super Mario Bros. 2

Posted: 2nd April 2014 by Jeroen in Games
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319th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: NES Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Speaking of old favourites – after Doom last time we now get another old favourite (although I’d dare say more mine than Peter’s this time). It’s the memories of our old NES, as well as the memories of playing […]

#153 Forgotten Worlds

Posted: 2nd August 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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259th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1988 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom When playing the most recent three games (we spent a Sunday afternoon catching up with some smaller games), we somehow managed to play through a chronological progression of shoot ’em ups. Both Gorf and Juno First were […]

#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 […]