All the games tagged as '1001 Games' are on in the large books entitled '1001 Games You Must Play Before You Die'. I'm using the updated edition which covers up to 2011.
Some games don't always appreciate their own greatness, on original release, anyway.
Dune II: Battle for Arrakis wouldn't just set a standard for its day, it would set the standard for the genre.
Tagged: 1001 Games, 1992, real-time strategy, sci-fi, Sci-Fi Month, Virgin Entertainment, Westwood Studios | No repliesContinue reading →
Kicking off the month of Sci-Fi Games, is a curious little shooter, whose author gave it the tag line 'Speed! More speed!'
Two words: Torus Trooper. SPEED, MORE SPEED!
Tagged: 1001 Games, 2005, ABA Games, bullet hell, freeware, OS X, rails shooter, sci-fi, Sci-Fi Month, space shooter, Windows | 2 repliesContinue reading →
No round-up of driving games would be complete without taking a look at one of the iconic games of its time.
That would be Out Run.
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There are few games that truly earn the title of trend setter, and this game is one of them.
It's even inspired multiple entries in this month's selection. It can only be Mario Kart Wii.
Today's game is not strictly a driving game, but it's close enough that I thought I'd include it.
Specifically, Atari's arcade game Paperboy.
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Oddly I managed to mis-remember the subtitle in the hint yesterday, though it still makes just as much sense.
Today, we're looking at Flashback - The Quest for Identity (even though The Quest for Memory still works!)
Tagged: 1001 Games, 1993, adventure, Amiga, Delphine Software, DOS, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, puzzle-solving, sci-fi, US Gold | No repliesContinue reading →
I suppose yesterday's hint might have been a bit obscure. Frequent deaths are a staple of platformer, though I would have thought the 'name that looks like spikes' might have given it away.
Today's game is VVVVVV, also known as The Letter V Six Times (at least, its website is)
Tagged: 1001 Games, 2010, demo available, Desura, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, OS X, pixel art, sci-fi, Steam, Terry Cavanagh, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
I grew up in the 1990s, and though I had an Amiga during that time, there was a big debate - much as XBox vs PS3 is the debate of today, while back then it was Nintendo vs SEGA.
SEGA needed a mascot against Nintendo's Mario, and one of its subsidiaries was turned into Sonic Team once the name had been established, and it should not be surprising, then, that today we're looking at the original Sonic the Hedgehog.
Tagged: 1001 Games, 1991, cartoons, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, SEGA, Sonic Team, Sonic the Hedgehog, Steam | No repliesContinue reading →
There's only one game that comes to mind when I mention fluffy kiwis and things like that, and not only because the Amiga port of this game actually had FLUFFYKIWIS as the cheat code.
These kiwis have a story - The New Zealand Story.
Tagged: 1001 Games, 1988, cartoons, coin-op machine, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, Taito | No repliesContinue reading →
Few adventure games are set underwater where you're a dolphin - and this was a defining game in some ways: Ecco the Dolphin.
godboko got it first, I might have to make my clues a little harder again, hahaha!
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