Game Design and 20 Atari Games

I finally got around to going through this 2008 article by John Harris, in which he discusses 20 Atari games and their impact on game design. Many of these are classics you’ve probably heard of…

B.O.B. Longplay (SNES)

As played by NOUFuzzy, an action-platformer, B.O.B., developed by Graymatter. I rented this game a few times in the early 90s, but never finished it. I think the video store owner sold the title before…

Secret of Mana Speedrun

It’s hard to believe that Secret of Mana is 22 years old now and actually had iOS port too. Secret of Mana has a unique place in gaming history as it was originally intended to…

The Good Old Days in Magic

Over at Gathering Magic, Abe Sargent takes a trip down memory lane to the very beginnings of the game: “As someone who played in the halcyon days of Magic, I still have a fondness for…

Fields of Glory

Two hundred years ago around this time in May, Napoleon Bonaparte was busy forming L’Armée du Nord to take the fight to the Seventh Coalition armies forming up in the Low Countries. Those would be…

Panzer General: Operation Weserubung

At some point in the distant past I was on a turn based strategy game forum in which one of the posters opined that most TBS games were just puzzle games. All you had to…