Less than 150 games needed to reach our MobyGoal of 1,500 documented arcade titles!

Game Updates [ more ]

Gradius: The Interstellar Assault
New Game Boy credits by りき hydao | Today, 08:25 PM
Avernum: The Complete Saga
New Macintosh and Windows cover by Cavalary | Today, 05:10 PM
Avernum: The Complete Saga
New Macintosh and Windows cover by Cavalary | Today, 05:10 PM
Dora the Explorer: Backpack Adventure
New Macintosh credits by Игги Друге | Today, 05:07 PM
Ridge Racer 2
New Trivia by Patrick Bregger | Aug 26, 2014
Dr. Mysto The Mindreader
New Trivia by piltdown_man | Aug 25, 2014

New Games [ more ]

Starquake (Tatung Einstein)
Added by Trypticon | Today, 09:09 PM
Solitaire King: Yukon (Windows 3.x)
Added by piltdown_man | Today, 05:11 PM
Solitaire King (Windows 3.x)
Added by piltdown_man | Today, 05:10 PM
Solitaire King: Trusty Twelves (Windows 3.x)
Added by piltdown_man | Today, 05:10 PM
Solitaire King: Triplets (Windows 3.x)
Added by piltdown_man | Today, 05:10 PM
Solitaire King: St. Helena (Windows 3.x)
Added by piltdown_man | Today, 05:10 PM

New Screenshots

Starquake screenshots by Trypticon

Zork: The Great Underground Empire screenshots by Trypticon

Solitaire King: Yukon screenshots by piltdown_man

Solitaire King: Trusty Twelves screenshots by piltdown_man

Solitaire King: Triplets screenshots by piltdown_man

Solitaire King: St. Helena screenshots by piltdown_man

Solitaire King: Sly Fox screenshots by piltdown_man

Solitaire King: Shamrocks screenshots by piltdown_man

New Reviews [ more ]

Front cover
Paper Sorcerer
"Short linear dungeon crawler with own visual style and heavy emphasis on fighting."

Jo ST, Yesterday, 09:19 AM

Front cover
Bully
"Exhilarating high school freedom"

Front cover
Heart of China
"Dynamix's excellent farewell to the adventure genre"

Front cover
Tekken TAG Tournament
"Solid entry in the Tekken series"


MobyGames News

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 (59) on Aug 27, 20143 comments
State Of MobyGames - August 2014
We've done a post updating everyone on the great strides made since last December on MobyGames - and what we're hoping to do next, with your help. It's over here in our forums.
Submitted by Simon Carless (39) on Aug 24, 20140 comments
Congrats, Piltdown_Man; more platforms!
Just a quick update, since time and contributions whiz onwards - with a couple of key MobyGames updates:

- Massive congrats to piltdown_man for reaching 70,000 points - including 1006 games and 16,223 screenshots - on MobyGames! As Patrick Bregger notes in his thread: "As most approvers will know, he is not only dedicated to document shareware game collections and other obscure games (mostly PC) but also to document every single thought process and every piece of evidence in his comments to the approver." Amazing work!

- As noted by Kabushi in the new platforms thread, we've now added two brand new (and rather niche!) platforms - the Tomy Tutor/Pyuuta (info), and the Pokemon Mini (info) - which only has ten games total! So have at 'em...
Submitted by Simon Carless (39) on Aug 16, 20141 comments
New platforms & new MobyGoal (arcade!)
A couple of notable updates! Firstly, we've turned the keys of game platform adding over to veteran admin Kabushi, and he's gradually adding several that we don't have currently. Most recently, the Tatung Einstein (info) & the PC-6001 (info) are now added!

Separately, we've set up a new MobyGoal, and it's to get to 1500 arcade games - actually, we're already at 1300, so this one may be quite straightforward and we may end up extending it later, but let's see how we do! (Considering we didn't even have an arcade section 6 months ago, already getting to 1500 games is super-impressive.)
Submitted by Simon Carless (39) on Jul 26, 20140 comments
Latest MobyGoal - 250 ZX81 games - reached!
Congrats to everyone - and especially Kabushi and FatherJack, who went on a bit of an adding spree - for already reaching our latest MobyGoal. There are now 250 ZX81 games listed on the site, complete with description, screenshot, publisher and more. (Don't stop there - let's try to get to a complete system snapshot!) Next MobyGoal is coming very soon...!
Submitted by Simon Carless (39) on Jul 18, 20140 comments

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Tip Of The Day

Release dates can be hard to track down, especially for older games. Always consult multiple sources and compare them with an attentive eye. You can use developer and publisher websites, press releases, newsgroups or online shopping sites. For older games, you can look up earlier information or sites of defunct companies using the cached pages of www.archive.org. A lot of sites simply copy release dates from each other, so be wary. When a game goes "gold", it is sent out for duplication, that is not the release date. Watch out for "shipping dates" as well, it usually takes some more time before the games actually reach the store. When in doubt, you can leave open the day or the month, but for recent releases, an exact date should be possible.   more tips

Current MobyGoal

1,500 Arcade Games (92%)

92% Complete

We need 1500 documented Arcade games to complete this goal!

This Day In Gaming

1987
Mission: Mainframe
DOS version released. (United States)
1991
Jewel Master
Genesis version released. (United States)
1992
Shiki Oni no Koku: Chūgokuhen - Dainishō
PC-98 version released. (Japan)
Xak II: Rising of the Redmoon
Sharp X68000 version released. (Japan)
Far the Earth no Jakōtei: Neo Metal Fantasy
TurboGrafx CD version released. (Japan)
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