Battlezone: The Original Tank GameBattlezone was a truly unforgettable game from the early days of the arcades, that saw you in control of a tank in a 3D battle against enemy vehicles and space ships, set in a dali-esque landscape of cubes and pyramids. Continue Reading ››
After dusting off my work in progress MAME cabinet, following a hiatus of about 6 years, I'm determined to get the job completed. After a quick parts inventory I found I actually had most of the bits and pieces I need lying around the house, so set to work.
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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 ››
Moon Patrol was a classic 2600 conversion of the arcade game of the same name. Developed by Irem and launched by Williams, this side scrolling driving game was the first of its kind. The arcade version also featured parallax scrolling, a simple optical illusion where different background graphics move at different speeds to give the … 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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