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Classic Home Video Games, 1985-1988: A Complete Reference by Brett Weiss, Bill Kunkel

By Brett Weiss, Bill Kunkel

A keep on with as much as 2007's vintage domestic games, 1972-1984, this reference paintings presents particular descriptions and studies of each U.S.-released online game for the Nintendo NES, the Atari 7800, and the Sega grasp method, all of that are thought of one of the hottest online game structures ever produced. geared up alphabetically through console model, every one bankruptcy contains a description of the sport approach via noticeable entries for each video game published for that console. online game entries contain publisher/developer information, liberate yr, gameplay info, and, ordinarily, the author's critique. A thesaurus offers a precious consultant to the vintage game genres and phrases referenced in the course of the paintings, and a preface presents a comparability among the trendy gaming and the of the overdue Nineteen Eighties.

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Power-ups to grab include super speed, an orbiting barrier shield, twin missiles, a laser gun, multi-directional beams, and more. When the action scrolls vertically, the ship travels downward, which is an unusual trait for the genre. Even more unusual (for the era) are the game’s gruesome, graphically rich visuals. Action 52 PUBLISHER: Active Enterprises. DEVELOPER: Active Enterprises. Multi-Game Compilation, 1 player. 1991. This cartridge features 52 games, most of which are shoddy and poorly produced: Fire Breathers, Star-Evil, Illuminator, G-Force Fighters, Ooze, Silver Sword, Critical Bypass, Jupiter Scope, Alfredo and the Fettuccini’s, Operation Full-Moon, Dam Busters, Thrusters, Haunted Hills of Wentworth, Chill-Out, Sharks, Megalonia, The French Baker, AtmosQuake, Meong, Space Dreams, Streemerz, Spread-Fire, Bubblegum Rosie, Micro-Mike, Underground, Rocket Jockey, Non-Human, Cry Baby, Slashers, Crazy Shuffle, Fuzz Power, Shooting Gallery, Lollipops, The Evil Empire, 30 C LASSIC H OME V IDEO G AMES , 1985–1988 The Nintendo NES Four Score, which lets players hook up four controllers for simultaneous, multiplayer action; and the QuickShot controller, an oddly designed NES peripheral containing a large, 16-way ball instead of the more conventional directional pad.

Players guide an ugly, big-nosed guy named Louie through six rounds (17 levels in all) of junkyards, cities, and sewers, jumping on or throwing cans or bombs at gangsters, rats, birds, and other enemies. There are some tricky jumps and lots of obstacles, meaning the shields players can acquire (and store up) do come in handy. Bonus rooms throughout the levels contain mini-games, and there are shops for purchasing super cans, extra lives, and other helpful items. Scrapyard Dog is a must-have for 7800 devotees since it’s the only game of its type for the system, but the lead character lacks the charisma to be considered a console mascot.

Adventures of Lolo PUBLISHER: HAL America. DEVELOPER: HAL Laboratory. Action Puzzle/Maze, 1 player. 1989. In Adventures of Lolo, players guide the title character around each of a seemingly endless number of mazes, grabbing heart framers. When all the hearts have been taken, a chest opens up to reveal a jewel, which Lolo must get to advance to the next level. Certain heart framers contain items for use in trapping or defeating the creatures that roam around each maze, shooting fire, dashing toward Lolo, or otherwise trying to destroy our hero.

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