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Game Updates [ more ]

Swing Copters
New Browser cover by LepricahnsGold | Today, 08:29 AM
Final DOOM
New Windows cover by eWarrior | Today, 06:28 AM
Disney's The Lion King
New NES credits by Doommaster1994 | Today, 05:49 AM
SegaSonic The Hedgehog
New Arcade credits by ryanbus84 | Today, 02:29 AM
Bug Bomber
New Trivia by FatherJack | Oct 18, 2014
Retrograde
New Trivia by FatherJack | Oct 18, 2014

New Games [ more ]

Swing Copters (Browser)
Added by LepricahnsGold | Today, 08:29 AM
Power-Up (Windows)
Added by 666gonzo666 | Today, 06:00 AM
Cricket 2002 (PlayStation 2)
Added by piltdown_man | Today, 03:32 AM
Telly Addicts (PlayStation 2)
Added by piltdown_man | Today, 03:32 AM
Lost Aya Sophia (PlayStation 2)
Added by MAT | Today, 03:31 AM
Poker Masters (PlayStation 2)
Added by piltdown_man | Today, 03:31 AM

New Screenshots

Swing Copters screenshots by LepricahnsGold

Incursion 2: The Artifact screenshots by Flapco

Power-Up screenshots by 666gonzo666

Romance of the Three Kingdoms II screenshots by 666gonzo666

Cricket 2002 screenshots by piltdown_man

Telly Addicts screenshots by piltdown_man

Poker Masters screenshots by piltdown_man

Wild West screenshots by Karsa Orlong

New Reviews [ more ]

Front cover
Poker Masters
"Pretty average fare"

Front cover
Transylvania
"Someone Just Gave You A Bronx Cheer!"

Front cover
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
"Never let Nazis near ancient Atlantean artifacts"

Front cover
The Playroom
"A fun board game and lots of useless stuff"


MobyGames News

FatherJack hits all-time yearly contribution record!
He's an animal! News out of the forums is that FatherJack has broken the single MobyGames contributor record for points earned in one year. As אולג小奥 notes, FatherJack has now "scored an unbelievable 43255 points, beating my record of 43191 in 2012". A lot of his recent MobyGames contributions have been filling out great swathes of missing info around Commodore 64, ZX-81 games and more, but he's also been super important to adding to our arcade collection, among others! Congrats again, Sir!
Submitted by Simon Carless (42) on Yesterday, 08:40 PM2 comments
Tuesday Trivia
In 1981, the Arcade classic Centipede was ported to the ZX81 platform by Jeff Minter (who founded Llamasoft the following year).



Centipede for the ZX81 was significantly different from the original, which Jeff later explained was due to the fact he had never played it. He had only seen pictures and heard about it.

Minter later went on to make Gridrunner, another game inspired by Centipede.
Submitted by MobyReed (60) on Sep 30, 20141 comments
MobyGames is accelerating!
Just a quick joyful update, since CalaisianMindthief pointed out on the forums that we've gone from 76,000 games (strictly speaking, 'game SKUs' - each individual platforms release counts!) on Jan. 1st 2014 to 88,000 today - adding 12,000+ game entries in under 10 months!

This even compares very positively to my searches of the Wayback Machine for the period before the revitalized community under 'new management'. There were 62,000 SKUs at the end of 2011.

So basically that's: 14,000 SKUs added in _all_ of 2012 and 2013, but 12,000 SKUs and counting added in 2014 so far! Super impressive, and thanks to _all_ who added games and other content so far in 2014.

[Also notable: we've gone from 520,000 screenshots at the end of last year to 630,000 screenshows now, another super impressive stat, esp. given every single one was hand-picked by a user!]
Submitted by Simon Carless (42) on Sep 21, 20144 comments
Sciere reaches 250,000 points (!) on MobyGames
Gigantic thanks and congratulations for long-time Moby contributor & admin Sciere for making it to 250,000 points - as Cavalary points out:

"Think it's probably a milestone worthy of a news post in itself, quarter of a million, nearly half again more than anyone else and still at it after all these years. Second only to FatherJack this year too, with half of the 2014 haul from credits and close to a quarter from release info... and all of it while still dealing with some administrative duties too."

Congrats, Sciere!
Submitted by Simon Carless (42) on Sep 09, 20149 comments
On this day in 1994
The classic SNES game, Earthbound, was released in Japan on this day in 1994.

It was later released in the US in June 1995, along with an unusual marketing campaign centered around the idea that "boys love smelly gross stuff".

The ads used the slogan, "This game stinks". And they had a $10 coupon with the instruction, "Cut this coupon not the cheese".

Unfortunately, said coupon expired in 1996...
Submitted by MobyReed (60) on Aug 27, 20143 comments

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Tip Of The Day

How to scan the back of a jewel case, where the insert is encased in plastic? For typical jewel cases, JPaterson writes: "Take the case and place it down face up. Open the case. Grab the black plastic by the larger, indented piece (furthest to the left, where the front case opens). Grab each end with a finger, and pull. You'll hear a snap. Now move your fingers to the center of the case and pull some more. The whole one side will come pop out. Now just pull it out. "   more tips

Current MobyGoal

1,500 Arcade Games (99%)

99% Complete

We need 1500 documented Arcade games to complete this goal!

This Day In Gaming

1969
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Willy Brandt becomes Bundeskanzler (Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany).
1986
Pro Wrestling
NES version released. (Japan)
1987
Falsion
NES version released. (Japan)
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