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Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome (1987) By: Sega Genre: Run ‘n’ Gun Players: 1-2 Difficulty: Medium Featured Version: Arcade First Day Score: 96,400 Also Available For: Master System, Game Gear, Sharp X68000, NES, PC, Amiga, Atari ST, MSX, Commodore ...
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 ...
The Simpsons Arcade Game - Gameplay Screenshot

The Simpsons Arcade Game

It’s the Simpsons Arcade game as the pick of the week. I fell in love with this title back in the arcade era in the late 80s and early 90s and now that it’s available in the PSN network, I had to have it. Lets kick back and check this wonderful ...
Dangun Feveron-arcade gameplay screenshot

Dangun Feveron

Another in a long line of vertical scrolling shooters that seriously test ones ability to avoid an insane amount of enemies and firepower barreling down on you. Also known as Fever SOS, which I assume is what happens when you play the game too long. ...
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Weird Games: Boong Ga Boong Ga

This has to be one of the most weirdest games in the series. Boong Ga Boong Ga, translated from Japanese to Spank ‘em is an arcade game where the overall goal is to “punish” various characters by spanking them. [youtube id=”ejZVgu3QuHY” ...
Bubble Bobble - Arcade - Gameplay Screenshot

Bubble Bobble

 This is the beginning of a fantastic story!! Let’s make a journey to the cave of monsters!I know, too many exclamations. Well, when you are reviewing Bubble Bobble, you just can’t help yourself!So what is this game about ? Well, in case ...
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. ...

Bomb Jack

Good old Bomb Jack. Could he have been the first ever bomb disposal expert in video gaming ? Perhaps he was. It doesn’t really matter, does it.Released in 1984, our little hero garnered a cult following. He may have worn red spandex, but that didn’t ...
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 ...
BombBomb Jack Twin - Arcade - Gameplay Screenshot

Bomb Jack Twin

Bomb Jack Twin (1993) By: NMK Co., Ltd  Genre: Platform  Players: 1-2  Difficulty: Hard Featured Version: Arcade  First Day Score: 169,260 Also Available For: NothingPoor old Bomb Jack. After an exceptional mid-80’s debut his future looked ...
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Wizard of Wor

  Who would have thought, a game released in 1981 would still be played and enjoyed in this day and age ! It just proves that quality always trumps quantity. This game has simple graphics and even simpler sound effects. But what it does have, is ...
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ASO: Armored Scrum Object

ASO – Armored Scrum Object a.k.a. Alpha Mission (1985) By: SNK  Genre: Shooting  Players: 1-2  Difficulty: Medium-Hard Featured Version: Arcade  First Day Score: 20,480 (one credit) Also Available For: Nintendo NESYou know, the history of ...
Cyvern - The Dragon Weapons - Kaneko - Gameplay Screenshot

Cyvern: The Dragon Weapons

This is another in a long line of Japanese shooters that make you want to pull your eyes out at trying to avoid being killed. Cyvern is a little different in that instead of planes, spaceships or robots you take control of three artificially enhanced ...
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Pit Fighter

[youtube id=”Enter video ID (eg. bsND7aibvOQ)” width=”633″ height=”356″] Pit Fighter   Back in 1990, Atari released Pit-Fighter – the first fighting game to include digitised fighting characters. This animation ...
Guerrilla War - SNK - Arcade - Gameplay Screenshot

Guerrilla War

 Ah yeh, Guerrilla War, released by SNK in 1987, was the first game I played with a rotary joystick. Unlike Ikari Warriors where you had the joystick to move side to side and shoot, Guerrilla War allowed you to move your fighter and at the same ...
Truxton - Gameplay Screenshot

Truxton

 Truxton, or Tatsujin (Japanese for ‘Expert’), is a viciously addictive vertical shoot’em up. It was released by Taito in 1988. For the folks In the US, the game was licensed to Midway and Romstar for manufacture and distribution.The premise ...