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”.  […]

1976 Greats #05 – SEA WOLF

SEA WOLF Year:  1976 Platform:   Arcade Developer:  Midway Genre:   Action-Shooter Look deeply into my periscope… you are getting sleepy…  your eyes are closing… you will obey my commands.   SHOOT!  KILL!  DESTROY! Oh yeah… Sea Wolf!  This is another of the great games of 1976, with cool sound effets, gameplay […]

1976 Greats #01 – ADVENTURE

ADVENTURE (a.k.a “Colossal Cave”) Year:  1975   (1976 definitive 350-point version) Platform:  PDP-10 / Mainframe Programmer:  Will Crowther / Don Woods (points/additions) Genre:   Interactive-Fiction (text) Although the home computer revolution would eventually port this game onto many available micro and personal computers… let me take you back to the time […]