Posts Tagged ‘Various’

#939 Madden NFL 10

Posted: 29th April 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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864th played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Various Year of Release: 2009 Developer: EA Tiburon Publisher: EA Sports I’m not sure I’ve really enjoyed any previous American football games before. In fact, we played the original game in the Madden series before, John Madden Football. Madden NFL 10 was the most recent iteration when the […]

#103 Trinity

Posted: 8th March 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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851st played so far Genre: Interactive Fiction Platform: Various Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Infocom Publisher: Infocom After we started the previous fifty with one Infocom adventure,¬†A Mind Forever Voyaging, which I loved, I got to play another one from the list. It left me with Trinity, which is more focused on puzzles, though with […]

#247 Frontier: Elite II

Posted: 21st February 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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847th played so far Genre: Strategy/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Various Year of Release: 1993 Developer: David Braben Publisher: Gametek For what it’s worth, Elite‘s promise and capabilities were somewhat diminished by its age and the lack of accessibility for a very complex game. You can’t blame it for being difficult to get into, but it’s […]

#138 Head Over Heels

Posted: 1st February 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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842nd played so far Genre: Action Platform: Various Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Ocean Software Publisher: Ocean Software After I felt like we mostly neglected them for quite some time, I have been trying to play some more of these isometric action adventure games again. I touched Fairlight a month and a half ago and […]

#99 Fairlight

Posted: 12th December 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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829th played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: Various Year of Release: 1985 Developer: The Edge Publisher: The Edge This genre of isometric adventures, which we’ve seen before in games like Knight Lore and Crystal Castles, had its moment in the eighties but has almost completely died out since – I think the still upcoming Monster […]

#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 […]

#930 Guitar Hero: Metallica

Posted: 23rd September 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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816th played so far Genre: Music Platform: Various Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Neversoft Publisher: Activision To be honest, at this point I feel like I need to get out the plastic instruments about once a year to cover all of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band game. The first Rock Band game, the most […]

#229 The Incredible Machine

Posted: 2nd September 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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811th played so far Genre: Puzzle Platform: Various Year of Release: 1992 Developer: Jeff Tunnell Productions Publisher: Sierra On-Line As one of the other games I had great memories of, I mostly experienced¬†the Incredible Machine franchise through The Incredible Toon Machine, a more kid focused presentation of the whole thing. It has hints of Armadillo […]

#135 California Games

Posted: 21st August 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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808th played so far Genre: Sports Platform: Various Year of Release: 1987 Developer: Epyx Publisher: Epyx Out of all these replay games, California Games is the one I’ve probably known longest – even in the full list there are a few (like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man) that could match it. I played it, in part, […]

#87 A Mind Forever Voyaging

Posted: 24th July 2019 by Jeroen in Games
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801st played so far Genre: Interactive Fiction Platform: Various Year of Release: 1985 Developer: Infocom Publisher: Infocom To kick off the next fifty and hundred, we go to an Infocom adventure. Not quite an indie – I’m starting to run light on those anyway – but these Infocom adventures do stand out, and A Mind […]