53 posts tagged classic ads
Classic Ads: Gun Fight
Gun Fight, known as Western Gun in Japan & Europe, is a 1975 arcade shooter game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado, and released by Taito in Japan & Europe and by Midway Games in North America. It was the first video game to depict human-to-human combat, while the Midway version was also the first video game to use a microprocessor. Following its November 1975 release in North America, it went on to sell over 8,000 arcade cabinets in the U.S.
The theme of the game involves two Old West cowboys armed with revolvers and squaring off in a duel. Whoever shoots the other cowboy first wins the duel. Unlike in a real-life duel, however, both cowboys get numerous opportunities to duel in order to score points (one point per successful draw). [Wiki]
Classic Ads: Bonk’s Adventure
The arcade version of Bonk’s Adventure developed by Kaneko is also known as Kyukyoku! PC Genjin in Japan, or B.C. Kid in Europe. While it looks similar in style, it’s structured quite a bit differently from the console versions. You’re given a level select with approximately thirty different stages. Each stage is extremely short, and the goal is to get the end as quickly as possible, all while trying to rack up a high score. [HardcoreGaming101]
Classic Ads: Dig Dug (1982)
Dig Dug (ディグダグ?) is an arcade game developed and published by Namco in Japan in 1982 for Namco Galaga hardware. It was later published outside of Japan by Atari.
A popular game based on a simple concept… to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters by inflating them until they pop, or by dropping rocks on them. [Wiki]
Classic Ads: The Simpsons Arcade
The Simpsons Arcade Game is an arcade beat ‘em up developed by Konami released in 1991, and the first video game based on The Simpsons franchise. The game allows up to four players to control members of the Simpson family, as they fight various enemies in order to rescue the kidnapped Maggie. [Wiki]
Classic Ads: Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles is an arcade game released by Atari, Inc in 1983. The player controls a cartoon bear by the name of Bentley Bear, who has to collect gems located throughout trimetric-projected rendered castles while avoiding enemies out to get him as well as the gems.
Crystal Castles is notable for being one of the first arcade action games with an actual ending, whereas most games of the time either continued indefinitely, ended in what was termed a “kill screen” or simply just restarted from the first level, and to contain advance warp zones. [Wiki]