It was a wet summer holiday in 1984 and I was with my cousin in an arcade on Canvey Island in Essex. Frankie Goes to Hollywood was in the Top 10 with "Two Tribes", and the famous fight scene between Reagan and Chernenko was blasting out of the video juke box. I looked up from … Continue Reading ››
I found this game on holiday in Spain, around the same time that I discovered another Konami classic, Track & Field. This was in the early 80's, a time when games arcades were massively popular and new games were launched seemingly on a weekly basis. Continue Reading ››
Apart from Amidar, in what other arcade game can you play the part of a paint roller being chased my evil pigs? None other that's what. Just Amidar. In 1981 Stern/Konami launched this arcade game onto a public that was recovering from Pac-Man, launched in the previous year, and Amidar featured many similarities.
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"I'LL GET YOU SPACE CADET!" My first introduction to this classic arcade shooter was on a school trip in 1981. As we piled out of the coach and into the service station on the M1, I could … Continue Reading ››
Pengo was an arcade game released by Sega in 1982. Kind of a cross between Pac Man and Space Panic, Pengo was a maze game with a twist. Rather than being constrained by the maze, you could use the blocks of the maze walls to flatten the chasing monsters. Your hero Pengo was pitted against … Continue Reading ››
In the same way that Operation Wolf blew away the arcade competition with it’s 2D light gun game in 1987, Time Crisis did the same but in full 3D in 1996. Released after Virtua Cop, the first real 3D light gun game, Time Crisis featured vastly superior graphics, an engaging storyline and a killer feature … Continue Reading ››