Posts Tagged ‘platform’

862nd played so far Genre: Action/Platform Platform: Nintendo 64 Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Sucker Punch Productions Publisher: Ubi Soft My first encounter with Rocket: Robot on Wheels was actually through the video of a tool-assisted speedrun, which showed an action platformer that clearly drew on the Super Mario 64 set up of worlds with […]

861st played so far Genre: Adventure/Platform Platform: Wii Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Frontier Developments Publisher: Frontier Developments There was something incredibly charming about LostWinds, an IOS platformer where you controlled the winds that blow a character around, rather than making him jump directly. It felt uniquely suited to touch controls, although I can see […]

848th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Playstation 1 Year of Release: 1999 Developer: SCE Japan Studio Publisher: Sony Computer More monkeys? Super Monkey Ball wasn’t enough, so I’m going to go for Ape Escape, which feature more cute looking primates. We’re chasing them rather than freeing them, but the theme continues. Our Thoughts Ape […]

841st played so far Genre: Action/Platform Platform: Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Sucker Punch Productions Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment The Sly series is another one where we have a big gap between the two games of the series. We played Sly Cooper about nine years ago, as part of a collection of games […]

828th played so far Genre: Action/Platform Platform: Nintendo 64/Playstation 1 Year of Release: 1998 Developer: DMA Design Publisher: Take Two Interactive It feels like the Nintendo 64 era was the high point of the 3D action platformers – your Super Mario 64s and Banjo Kazooies. Sure, later platforms had them too, but they were so […]

#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 […]

#583 Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat

Posted: 14th June 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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791st played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Gamecube Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo Publisher: Nintendo Donkey Konga gave the world a Donkey Kong-themed music game using a custom bongo controller. Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat took those same controllers, but turned it into a platformer. An actual platformer, not a rhythm game skinned […]

785th played so far Genre: Action/Platform Platform: Various Year of Release: 2003 Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft The original Prince of Persia was a stand out platformer, its animation standing out but the full game having a story and set up that was quite appealing. It’s a game where straight up sequels could never quite […]

770th played so far Genre: Platform Platform: Xbox/PC/Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2005 Developer: Double Fine Productions Publisher: Majesco Entertainment I’ve been creating a bit of my buffer for these write ups, which has the handy side effects that I can use Christmas to play some longer games, rather than using it to catch up […]