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”.  […]

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 […]