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Pooyan - arcade - gameplay screenshot

Pooyan

Pooyan was a Stern/Konami collaboration for arcade release in 1982. It’s considered a classic among the old-school gamers, although it seems most people I’ve spoken to have never heard of it or played it. It was ported to the Atari 2600 and ...
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Berzerk

“Intruder alert! Intruder alert!”You are that intruder. You play as a “humanoid” trapped in an unlimited amount of single-screen mazes, chased (very slowly) by Cylon-looking robots with lasers. I have no idea why you are there, and why the robots ...
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Battlezone

Ahhhh…Battlezone. This game really takes me back. A 1980 Atari product, and a fine one it is. I can remember when this beauty of a cabinet showed up in my arcade. I had never seen anything like it. Not only did it have some pretty cool side art and ...
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Contra: Hard Corps

 Contra: Hard Corps Let me start by saying that while this is a true, crazy Contra game, Hard Corps was a bit of a disappointment. The good parts: You can play as 4 different characters, which would be great for the replay value….if it were possible ...
WWF Superstars - Arcade - Gameplay Screenshot

WWF SuperStars

It’s Wrestlemania time, and I thought I’d tackle the first licensed wrestling game that I remember playing, WWF Superstars, by Technos in 1989. Overall, this is one of favorite all-time grapplers, but it also has a couple of flaws that I normally ...
Crystal Castles - Gameplay screenshot

Crystal Castles

I usually praise developers for bringing me something unique, and this game can be categorized as such…or maybe “odd”…”weird”.A 1983 Atari product, Crystal Castles is a game that stands out. From its crazy-detailed cabinet art to its glow-in-the-dark ...
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Pengo

 I probably should have liked this game more than I did. Pengo is an overhead maze-puzzler, and I generally love these games. The ability to use my brains (for once) in a video game, add a little action, sprinkle in some cutesy characters and music, ...
Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf - Gameplay Screenshot

Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf

Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf SNK developed this classic striker in 1988, and that would be about the same time I discovered it.My brother was in college during that time, and he and his college buddies were addicted to it. In fact, I don’t remember ...
Superman - Atari 2600 - Video Game screenshot

Superman: Atari 2600

Growing up a video game and comic book lover, you can imagine how I felt when my two passions merged, and at the age of 9, had a chance to play the Superman cart for my Atari. It was everything I could ever want; Superman flying around, Luthor trying ...
The Flash - Sega Master System - Gameplay Screenshot

The Flash

Let’s start by adding Sega and Probe Entertainment to the List of Flash’s Rogues’ Gallery, because they seem to be more against him than with him. Clearly, they were trying to ride the Sonic popularity wave from 2 years prior and make a “sequel” ...
Arcade Cabinet - Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong

Everyone in the world knows of Donkey Kong, so there’s not much I could say about the game that you don’t already know. Still, that’s not going to stop me from talking about it a bit.In 1981, Nintendo popped this gem out into arcades everywhere. ...
Joust - Atari 7800 - Gameplay Screenshot

Joust

I have a huge list of “favorite” arcade games from when I was a kid, and JOUST has to be near the top. In 1982, Williams produced this hit with unique game play, and has been ported a number of times since, and most very well done. You play as a ...
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Star Raiders

I remember getting Star Raiders for a present back in 1982. The first thing that comes to memory was how the box was a bit bigger and heavier than most of the 2600 carts we had bought. When I opened the package, along with the game and manual was a giant ...
From Russia with Love - EA - 2005 - Gameplay Screenshot

From Russia With Love

Most of the Bond-related games over the past 20+ years have been either 1st or 3rd-person shooters, with a couple of 80′s text-based computer games being the exceptions. But, one game jumped out at me, and it’s something I was looking forward to ...
Mike Tysons Punch Out - NES - Gameplay Screenshot

Mike Tyson’s Punch Out

Mike Tyson’s Punch Out Who would win in a fight….Mike Tyson or Mr. Dream?I was sitting around the other day thinking about an old Twitter review I did. It was Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It seems to be a favorite ...
Die Hard - NES - Gameplay Screenshot - Cover

Die Hard

Alright, to be fair, this isn’t exactly what I would call a great game. But, it is a game based on the GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIE EVER MADE!!!!You are the awesome John McClane (Bruce Willis)visiting his wife duringChristmas time at theNakatomi Plaza holiday ...