Game Reviews: Boxing through Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom

Boxing (Activision, 1980) This early Activision title is a testament to the virtue of simplicity in design. Instead of what would most likely have been an awkward side view, Boxing sports an overhead view of the in-ring action that, while fairly crude, allows for some decent boxing action. There is an element of strategy involved … Continue reading Game Reviews: Boxing through Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom

Game Reviews: Blueprint through Bowling

Blueprint (CBS Electronics, 1982, ’83) Blueprint is a hidden gem in the Atari 2600 library that I have just recently discovered. Based on the 1982 Bally Midway arcade game of the same name, Blueprint is a multi-objective memory game. The game starts with pieces of your weapon being scattered in houses throughout a neighbourhood. Your … Continue reading Game Reviews: Blueprint through Bowling

Game Reviews: Beany Bopper through Blackjack

Beany Bopper (20th Century Fox, 1982) I believe it’s a sign of intellectual laziness to equate the creative mind with the use of recreational pharmaceuticals. Having said that, I’m pretty sure whoever programmed Beany Bopper was on some kind of recreational pharmaceutical. Your mission, should you and your onscreen avatar that looks like an eyeball … Continue reading Game Reviews: Beany Bopper through Blackjack