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Gravitar - Atari 2600

Gravitar

Gravitar While it’s true that the first video games to employ the combination of a space vessel and a landscape with a fairly realistic interpretation of gravity came earlier than this one, the first one you could really call an actual game was ...
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Robo-Squash

[youtube id=”NA3p3BBNB6I” width=”633″ height=”356″] Robo-Squash Considering the genre was one of the first ones ever created, there’s been surprisingly few innovations in the world of bat ‘n’ ball ...
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Mr Driller

[youtube id=”rWdpkvFh49g” width=”633″ height=”356″] Mr. Driller Love it or loathe it, Dig Dug is (correctly) regarded as an all-time classic arcade game and, despite being converted to a large number of home systems, ...
Return Fire - 3DO

Return Fire

[youtube id=”TnWGxXyBGZA” width=”633″ height=”356″] As technically impressive as the 3DO was for its day, it’s a sad fact that anyone who met the rather immense outlay required to own one had little in the way ...
Cavenaut

Cavenaut

[youtube id=”JX73XEPs4oA” width=”633″ height=”356″]This turns what I’m sure would’ve been a very frustrating and annoying game into a very addictive one which allows steady progress through its large number ...
Haunted Castle - Arcade

Haunted Castle

Haunted Castle a.k.a. Akuma-Jou Dracula by Konami (1988) – ArcadeSo there I was, messing round with MAME again when I selected yet another random, rather generic-sounding title to try. The resultant title screen was pretty cool and from there ...
Super Star Soldier

Super Star Soldier

Super Star Soldier (1991) By: Hudson Soft Genre: Shooting Players: 1 Difficulty: Medium Featured Version: NEC PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 First Day Score: 734,600 Also Available For: Nothing Download For: Wii Virtual Console, PlayStation Network Super ...
Buck Rogers Planet of Zoom

Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom

Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (1982) By: Sega Genre: Shooting Players: 1 Difficulty: Medium Featured Version: Arcade First Day Score: 23,297 (one credit) Also Available For: Master System, SG-1000, PC, MSX, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, ZX ...
Burnout_arcade

Burnout

Burnout (2001) By: Criterion Games / Acclaim  Genre: Racing  Players: 1  Difficulty: Medium Featured Version: Arcade  First Day Score: Infinity Also Available For: PlayStation 2, XboxAs many regular readers here may know, the demise ...
Zillion - Sega Master System

Zillion

By: Tatsunoko Productions Genre: Arcade Adventure Players: 1 Difficulty: Easy-Medium Featured Version: Sega Master System Also Available For: NothingZillion I think it must be an indication of my gaming preferences and heritage that I’ve ...
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King of the Monsters

King of the Monsters (1991) By: SNK Genre: Fighting Players: 1-2 Difficulty: Medium Featured Version: SNK Neo Geo MVS First Day Score: 47,640 Also Available For: Neo Geo AES, MegaDrive, SNES Download For: Wii Virtual Console King of the ...
Alien Breed

Alien Breed

[youtube id=”N-aSztV1QLo” width=”633″ height=”356″] Alien Breed There was a period during the early 90’s when being an Amiga gamer was nearly as great as being a console gamer with regards to arcade-style games ...
ColecoVision

Exploring the ColecoVision

Once video games were invented it didn’t take too long for home gaming to get established too. A few ‘electronic’ games had started appearing in the 70’s before the first actual home consoles arrived starting with the Magnavox ...
Switchblade - Atari ST

Switchblade

Switchblade (1989) By: Core Design / Gremlin  Genre: Run ‘n’ Gun  Players: 1  Difficulty: Medium-Hard Featured Version: Atari ST  First Day Score: 9,240 Also Available For: Amiga, PC, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum Switchblade Whether ...
Blue Stinger - Sega Dreamcast

Blue Stinger

Blue Stinger (1999) By: Climax Graphics / Activision  Genre: Survival Horror  Players: 1  Difficulty: Medium Featured Version: Sega Dreamcast   Also Available For: Nothing As game systems get more and more powerful over the years it’s ...
Alien Crush Returns

Alien Crush Returns

It’s scary to think that it’s now 23 years since Naxat dreamed up the genesis of the Crush series. There have since been several sequels, both official and otherwise, the last of which was the little-known Jaki Crush, itself now almost 20 ...