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#27: The New Zealand Story

Iain wrote this one.

The New Zealand Story

August 1989: The New Zealand Story

It’s 1989. You are, despite appearances to the contrary, a kiwi. A seal has captured your kiwi companions including, inevitably, your bow-wearing kiwi girlfriend. You must trek across the country to rescue them, but there are things out to stop you: bear things, star things, penguin things riding flying ducks, axe-throwing cats, dank things in shells. Welcome to New Zealand. It’s been waiting for you.

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Posted by on October 20, 2015 in 1989, Amiga

 

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#26: Rick Dangerous

Rick Dangerous

July 1989: Rick Dangerous

Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat; Rick Dangerous is an absolutely stellar name for an action hero. He’s also a fairly straightforward rip-off of Indiana Jones; if the box art didn’t make this abundantly clear already, the start of the game certainly does, immediately recreating the iconic ‘run away from giant boulder’ scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Rick also delves through ancient ruins in search of priceless artifacts, wearing a fedora and an extremely smug grin at all times, although in place of Indy’s whip, he carries, and I swear I am not making this up, a pogo stick with which to incapacitate his foes. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2015 in 1989, Commodore 64

 

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