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 →
There are surprisingly few games that concentrate on specific cars as their showcase feature.
This game serves to show why that might be - Jaguar XJ220.
I'm of the view that if you are going to licence a TV series, especially one that is pretty iconic, you should attempt to do the material justice.
Today's game is a licence of the classic cartoon Wacky Races, by which you might assume, it should be a driving game. But, bizarrely, the developers felt the best way to represent the material was in a jump 'n' run.
Tagged: 1992, Amiga, cartoons, Enigma Variations, Hi-Tec Software, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, TV/film tie-in | No repliesContinue reading →
There are all kinds of platform games out there, various styles, various mechanics to them.
Today's game, caveman taxis - better known as Ugh - is an interesting twist, it's sort of a platform game fused with a Lunar Lander mutation. (Yes, I'm stretching the definition of jump 'n' run to be 'platformers'.)
Tagged: 1992, Amiga, Blue Byte Software, DOS, Ego Software, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run | No repliesContinue reading →
So, from one cutesy but speedy platformer to another, today we're looking at Titus the Fox - the fox on a mission to Marrakech and back.
It seems tempting to suggest that Titus drew inspiration from Sonic, but I don't think it did.
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My clue wasn't entirely accurate yesterday, as it happens.
I mentioned a game with 'Silly' in the title - well, early releases of today's game, Putty, were actually called Silly Putty, until a trademark threat got involved.
So, yesterday I mentioned a little game that features the player changing forms with different masks.
It could only be Kid Chameleon, though no correct guesses for today.
There are a great many jump 'n' run games that came out during the early 1990s, but no game other than this one featured a coyote travelling from the North Pole to Egypt. It has to be Fire & Ice.
godboko guessed this one first - the man's a retro demon! I'm going to have to find more obscure games, I think! But first, let's talk about Fire & Ice.
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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!
Tagged: 1001 Games, 1992, adventure, Novotrade International, Retro Month, SEGA, Steam, third-person perspective, Windows | 2 repliesContinue reading →
So, the ninja from the Nth dimension, on his first outing - it can only be the classic jump 'n' run, Zool!
No correct guesses, but I'm not entirely surprised, it never gained as much traction as perhaps it deserved, but we'll look at that when we get there.
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