Posts Tagged ‘action’

#256 Shadowrun

Posted: 17th April 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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948th played so far Genre: Action/Role-Playing Platform: SNES Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Beam Software Publisher: Data East I’ve always been curious about the Shadowrun universe. Not enough to play a paper and pencil RPG with it, but there’s something about the cyberpunk universe that’s interesting, with a dystopia that seemed prescient. Yeah, I backed […]

#164 Fantasy World Dizzy

Posted: 8th April 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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945th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Oliver Twins Publisher: Codemasters Both because of my interest in older games and to prep playing older games, I regularly read the Retro Gamer magazine for a while. I haven’t taken the time to do so in a while, but one of […]

#150 Sid Meier’s Pirates

Posted: 8th March 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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936th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1987 Developer: MicroProse Publisher: MicroProse Sid Meier is of course most known for the Civilization series that bears his name, although even from Civilization II he has not been the lead designer on the game, seemingly spending as much time exploring other game ideas […]

#520 Shinobi

Posted: 20th February 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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932th played so far Genre: Action Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2002 Developer: Overworks Publisher: Sega We’ve covered a lot of games that made the jump from 2D to 3D – Super Mario 64 is the obvious example, while Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time did so around the same time of today’s […]

#165 North & South

Posted: 3rd January 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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920th played so far Genre: Action/Strategy Platform: Various Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Infogrames Publisher: Infogrames I remember reading quite a bit of Belgian comic Blauwbloezen (Les Tuniques Bleues, more recently published as Bluecoats in English) when I was younger. I remember really enjoying them then, and while I’m sure there are a number of […]

#1015 Hotline Miami

Posted: 8th December 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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914th played so far Genre: Action Platform: PC Year of Release: 2012 Developer: Dennaton Games Publisher: Devolver Digital It feels like Hotline Miami is one of those indie darlings that started off the indie explosion that mostly happened after the list, where smaller games had a bigger scope. I’ve heard people say good things about […]

912th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: Nintendo DS Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo Thanks to the Book of Mudora podcast, I’ve been steeped in Legend of Zelda lore recently¬† – something that seems way deeper than the games justify, but it’s fun anyway. I’ve been waiting some of these out […]

#212 The Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Posted: 10th November 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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907th played so far Genre: Action/Adventure Platform: SNES Year of Release: 1991 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami I think The Legend of the Mystical Ninja is another game that I’ve only heard of because of the list. Sure, it’s had some sequels, but even now this list is the only association I’ve had with it. With […]

#249 Secret of Mana

Posted: 25th October 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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903rd played so far Genre: Action/Role-Playing Platform: SNES Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Square Publisher: Square Thanks to a lovely Christmas present, I got the Switch port of the Mana trilogy (Collection of Mana), including the most liked Secret of Mana that ended up on the list. It took me about five months more to […]

#170 Revenge of the Shinobi

Posted: 26th August 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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893rd played so far Genre: Action Platform: Mega Drive Year of Release: 1989 Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega I’m sure I’ve mentioned wanting to make sure I spread out entries in a series, but I haven’t done a great job with Shinobi. I played the previous one just over two years ago, but here we’ve got […]