Posts Tagged ‘1996’

976th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: PC/Playstation 1 Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Bullfrog Productions Publisher: Electronic Arts For my final Bullfrog game – I’d forgotten I had one left – we return to the cyberpunk setting of Syndicate with Syndicate Wars, a sequel that leaps ahead to an even more corporate focused era. […]

#309 Nights Into Dreams

Posted: 14th May 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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957th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Saturn Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Sonic Team Publisher: Sega I think I only know Nights into Dreams from ancillary materials, based on the main character of Nights appearing in other games and places. I’ve heard some of it described on a podcast once – although mostly the […]

#301 Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo

Posted: 29th October 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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904th played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Various Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom It feels like there was this era where Capcom created almost-parody games of itself. While SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash is a proper game, there’s also something odd about its use of the franchises. Super Puzzle Fighter II […]

#310 GTI Club Rally Cote d’Azur

Posted: 27th December 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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833rd played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Konami Publisher:Konami In my last write up about Fuel, I wrote about games that would have been good when the book was published, but wasn’t as notable now. On the other hand, GTI Club Rally Cote d’Azur feels like it fits in […]

#329 Vectorman 2

Posted: 1st October 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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818th played so far Genre: Action/Platform Platform: Mega Drive Year of Release: 1996 Developer: BlueSky Software Publisher: SEGA There really was a trend in the mid-nineties, before the advent of 3D-capable consoles, where using pre-rendered 3D graphics was the best way to make your game seem modern. We’ve seen it on the SNES with Donkey […]

#322 Donkey Kong Country 3

Posted: 10th September 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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813th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: SNES Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Rare Publisher: Nintendo It feels like Donkey Kong always took some weird turns in his gaming appearances. Originally, the ape was Mario’s big enemy, and vice versa. Skipping ahead a couple of years (and, conveniently, this game) he appeared in the Mario […]

#306 The Neverhood

Posted: 4th December 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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744th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: PC Year of Release: 1996 Developer: The Neverhood, Inc. Publisher: Dreamworks Interactive The Neverhood is another game I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. My first school diary for secondary school came with a demo disc for a bunch of games (it was video game themed) […]

729th played so far Genre: Flight Simulator Platform: Nintendo 64 Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Nintendo EAD/Paradigm Simulation Publisher: Nintendo I played Pilotwings about four years ago, a SNES flight sim with some unusual craft and an interesting set of missions – a bit simple now, maybe, but impressive for the time and with a […]

676th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: PC Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Westwood Studios Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment While I originally focused on playing Command & Conquer, the Red Alert series never held quite as much of an appeal to me. Partially it’s because World War II settings don’t really interest me a lot […]

#327 Wave Race 64

Posted: 14th January 2018 by Jeroen in Games
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663rd played so far Genre: Racing Platform: Nintendo 64 Year of Release: 1996 Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo Sure, we have plenty of racing games – early on it was an easy genre for multiplayer, and it’s something people still love – but few take place on the water and I swear even less use […]