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Laconic Oration – November

Here are a bunch of images from Natalie and My image-blog: Laconic Oration.

All of these are from the month of November, which was a busy month over there. We found a bunch of great items that needed to be shared. This selection is just a very small fraction, so if you like looking at things, go to the blog.

ps- click here and here to see small collections from September and October.



















more at http://laconicoration.tumblr.com

scott

National Game Registry 1992: Lucky and Wild

LUCKY & WILD
original platform
arcade
developer/publisher
Namco
key personnel
Taro Okamoto (design)
S. Tohyama (design)
Y. Kounoe (design)
Etsuo Ishii (music)

By the early 1990s, there were legions of racing games and mobs of light gun games but Namco’s Lucky & Wild lets the player drive and shoot. This combination alone would perhaps just be a novelty but the game is well constructed and has lots of personality, ex: the great rear view mirror at the top of the screen displaying the title characters’ reactions.

Lucky & Wild was inducted on November 6th, 2009.

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National Game Registry 1991: Sunset Riders

SUNSET RIDERS
original platform
arcade
developer/publisher
Konami
key personnel
H. Tsujimoto (direction)
Motoaki Furukawa (music)

Old West Contra.

Sunset Riders was inducted on September 9th, 2009.

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National Game Registry 1991: Spider Man – The Video Game

SPIDER-MAN: THE VIDEO GAME
original platform
arcade
developer/publisher
SEGA

SEGA enters the beat-em-up fray with a game that features awesome scaling sprites and occasional side-scrolling, shooting action.  Playable characters include the really odd combination of Spider-Man, Black Cat, Sub-Mariner, and Hawkeye.

Spider-Man: The Video Game was inducted on September 9th, 2009.

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National Game Registry 1991: Captain Commando

CAPTAIN COMMANDO
original platform
arcade
developer/publisher
Capcom
key personnel
Akira Yasuda (design/art)
Junicho Ohno (design)
Masaki Izutani (music)
Shun Nishigaki (music)

The beat-em-up era continues with this spiritual successor to Final Fight.

Captain Commando was inducted on September 9th, 2009.

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National Game Registry 1990: Rampart

RAMPART
original platform
arcade
developer/publisher
Atari Games
key personnel
John Salwtiz

Perhaps the best head-to-head 4-player game since Warlords, the gameplay alternates between Tetris-ish puzzle strategy and all-out cannonball mayhem.

Rampart was inducted on August 23rd, 2009.

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National Game Registry 1988: The New Zealand Story

THE NEW ZEALAND STORY
original platform

arcade
developer/publisher
Taito

An overall feel similar to Taito’s Bubble Bobble and Rainbow Islands but featuring horizontally scrolling action and a flying kiwi.  How cute.

The New Zealand Story was inducted on August 23rd, 2009.

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