Year: 2015

1991 Greats #01 – STREET FIGHTER II

STREET FIGHTER II Year: 1991 Platform: Arcade  (and a billion ports) Developer: Capcom Co. Genre: Fighting vs. It’s one of the most important games in Videogame history.  It’s 1991 and arcade’s have been facing steady decline for years.  The whiz-bang newness of the early 80’s is long-gone, and arcade games […]

1977 Greats #07 – SHOOTING STARS

SHOOTING STARSYear:  1977 Platform:  APPLE II (Computer) Developer:   Programma Intl. ? Genre:   Puzzle The early days of Apple software are a wild wild west of ownership, distribution and marketing.  It’s pretty difficult to tell who wrote what and when, in-part because there was really no distribution channel, or standard way […]

1977 Greats #06 – VIDEO OLYMPICS

VIDEO OLYMPICS Year:  1977 Platform:  Atari 2600 (Console) Developer:   Atari Genre:   BALL & PADDLE I just HAVE to bring this game up, because this was the PONG-KILLER app! Nobody (uh, well nobody sane) ever really craved playing another “Pong-like” game again after they had this little cartridge.  Load this up […]

1977 Greats #03 – SPACE WARS

Space Wars Year:  1977 Platform:  ARCADE Game Developer:   Cinematronics Genre:   2-person Space Duel I remember being fascinated by this machine sitting in the “game room” of a hotel.  All those buttons, modifications, different game modes.  Then that little asteroid flying around – it just looks exactly like an errant rock […]

1977 Greats #01 – DUNGEON

IMAGE NOTE:  (my own photoshop creation) Dungeon Year:  1977-1979 Platform:  Mainframe Computers Developer:   Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels & Dave Lebling Genre:   Interactive-Fiction (Text) DUNGEON is actually one of the names this game was known by, and the other name is the one that most people recognize – “ZORK”.  […]