Posts Tagged ‘remake’

Awesome Tank and A Game of Tennis

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

The title says it all.  Well it doesn’t have the words “it all” in the title, but you know what I mean.  This time since the Banner Entrant entered two games I decided to put them together in this one review.  Awesome Tank is a Tank game reminiscent of Combat for the Atari 2600 (or Atari VCS if you prefer).  A Game Of Tennis is reminiscent of, well, a game of Tennis.   Actually it’s reminiscent of Pong that’s reminiscent of Tennis.  Well actually it’s reminiscent of Pong which is reminiscent of Tennis for Two which was reminiscent of Tennis.  Wow.  That’s a lot of reminiscing.  Enjoy that trip down memory lane?  Good.  In any case…  I’ll have to say thumbs up to Awesome Tank (and no it’s not the same people that made Awesome Soccer), and thumbs down to A Game of Tennis.  The rest of the review after the jump.

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Jumping Jack’son – I’m Jumping Jack’son, it’s a gas, gas, gas!

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Apr09Before there were guitar hero’s and dance revolutions there was Dance Aerobics a relatively obscure NES game that had you hit buttons on the “power pad” (much like Dance, Dance, Revolution).  Before that there was Simon in like the 70’s.  You know you had to hit the lit but tons in the exact order they played, and it would play notes.  I guess that’s the first rhythm game.  Of course I went too far back, so let’s jump back after Simon, after Dance Aerobics and before what is arguably called the first influential music game to a game called Jumping Jackson by Infogrames.  Of course I am not reviewing that game, I’m reviewing a remake for the retro remakes competition.  It’s called, guess what?  Jumping Jack’son! It’s by Puzzle House Finland  Okay so there’s a little difference in the name spelling.  Actually after looking at screenshots it looks pretty faithful.