Posts Tagged ‘namco’

#388 R4: Ridge Racer Type 4

Posted: 29th July 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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886th played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Playstation 1 Year of Release: 1998 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco The Ridge Racer series naming convention really gets confusing – aside from there being a second Ridge Racer with the same name on the list, this seems like the fourth one – although I keep forgetting it’s part […]

#667 Rebelstar: Tactical Command

Posted: 17th February 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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846th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: Game Boy Advance Year of Release: 2005 Developer: Codo Technologies Publisher: Namco It seems like Rebelstar: Tactical Command is a clear example of a sequel in name only. While both the original Rebelstar and this game are tactical games, there isn’t a clear link in storyline or special […]

#412 Mr. Driller

Posted: 20th January 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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839th played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco As the last of this batch of Dreamcast games (for now – the real last one of the batch needs some more time to play), Mr. Driller has always reminded me of early list game Drill Dozer – drilling […]

#559 Kill Switch

Posted: 31st December 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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834th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2003 Developer: Namco USA Publisher: Namco Kill Switch really is one of those generic titles that does tell you what it’s about, but feels interchangeable with about twenty other games at the same time. Everything about it screams generic-ness – it’s […]

#120 Rolling Thunder

Posted: 29th August 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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810th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1986 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Do I need to say it? There are some games that I know are on the list for their impact or because they stand out in the genre, but where I know it doesn’t appeal. Rolling Thunder […]

#242 Ridge Racer

Posted: 16th July 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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799th played so far Genre: Driving Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Racing and driving games are interesting entries on the list. They are quite well suited to the arcade when provided with time limits, but removing that would make them work for a console as well. They’re usually non violent, […]

#591 Katamari Damacy

Posted: 15th December 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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473rd played so far Genre:  Action Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Katamari Damacy – time for something weird. The goal of the game is apparently to roll a ball that objects stick to, and make it as big as you can within the time limit. It’s such a bizarre […]

#355 Tekken 3

Posted: 8th September 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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454th played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Playstation Year of Release: 1997 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Tekken is, I believe, one of Peter’s favourite fighting game series – he certainly always managed to tell me a lot about it. We played the first game some time ago, that time, too, playing from the Tekken 5 […]

#29 Ms Pac Man

Posted: 3rd August 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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445th played so far Genre: Maze Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1981 Developer: Bally Midway/General Computer Corporation Publisher: Bally Midway/Namco Pac-Man was a popular game and it seems like it was geetting cloned early on. Ms. Pac Man, as is well known by now, was an early one. It caught the attention of Namco and, […]

#23 Galaga

Posted: 1st April 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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414th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1981 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco/Midway So it’s time for another one of our old shoot ’em ups, part of our constant catchup, as well as just going through these games in order. We’ve covered its predecessor in the entertaining Galaxian, and from […]