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Dr. LuigiNew Wii U credits by リカルド・フィリペ | Today, 03:15 AM
Mario & Luigi: Partners in TimeNew promo image by リカルド・フィリペ | Today, 03:13 AM
Candy Smash VRNew Windows cover by LepricahnsGold | Yesterday, 11:37 PM
Candy Smash VRNew promo image by LepricahnsGold | Yesterday, 11:37 PM

Just Added more

Candy Smash VR (Windows)Added by LepricahnsGold | Yesterday, 11:43 PM
Defend the Highlands: World Tour (Linux)Added by LepricahnsGold | Yesterday, 11:43 PM
Defend the Highlands (Linux)Added by LepricahnsGold | Yesterday, 11:42 PM
The Spy and the Labyrinth (Android)Added by Pseudo_Intellectual | Yesterday, 10:53 PM

New Screenshots more

Thai Boxing

Electron

by twitek

Spy Hunter

PC Booter

by OmegaPC777

Below the Root

PC Booter

by OmegaPC777

Redemption Cemetery: Children's Plight

Windows

by Rainer S

New Cover Art more

Candy Smash VR

by LepricahnsGold

Defend the Highlands: World Tour

by LepricahnsGold

Defend the Highlands

by LepricahnsGold

The Spy and the Labyrinth

by Pseudo_Intellectual

New Promo Art more

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

by リカルド・フィリペ

Candy Smash VR

by LepricahnsGold

Defend the Highlands: World Tour

by LepricahnsGold

Defend the Highlands

by LepricahnsGold

New Reviews

Front cover

Undercover Cops

"An excellent beat-em-up that competes with the likes of Final Fight"

by Katakis | カタキス on Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Front cover

Return to Zork

"Graphics and sound, but no "Zorkness""

by Andrew Fisher on Jul 23, 2017
Front cover

Delta Patrol

"Simple Gradius clone wrapped in Commodore awesomeness"

by Westwurtzly on Jul 20, 2017
Front cover

Albion

"Great concept ruined by poor interface"

by himemsys on Jul 19, 2017

MobyGames News

Genre Dominance
Using the MobyGames API I generated the following graph depicting the dominance of various main genres throughout history as a percentage of games from that year.


Click to enlarge!

Compilations/DLC/Special Editions were filtered out for this data.

The pre 1971 era is a bit hectic due to a low number of games released there. But it's cool to see the shift from mostly strategy and simulation to the dominance of action games with the advent of the Arcade and home computers.

The puzzle genre might be under-represented due to a recent addition of that as its own genre instead of a sub-genre for strategy/tactics.

I wonder what percentage of that huge sports-bubble in the 70s is Pong clones?
Submitted by vedder (21773) on Jul 26, 20174 comments
Congrats: Kennyannydenny, Kam1Kaz3NL77 on MobyPoint wins!
Just a quick note with a couple of MobyGames contributors who have been doing GREAT work with modern platforms, and just hit new milestones.

Specifically, Kennyannydenny is now at 30,000 total points since he started helping in 2014, thanks to major additions of 10,000 promo images, almost 900 related sites & 640+ games. Congrats!

Secondly, Kam1Kaz3NL77 has now reached 40,000 points, thanks to a record that includes 8,600 pieces of (largely digital) cover art, 5,400 promo images, and almost 450 games, also mainly on modern platforms. Great work, both of you.
Submitted by Simon Carless (1491) on Jul 18, 20173 comments
2,000 'release trailer' videos added to MobyGames already.
Though we only started up a few weeks ago - & you don't get MobyPoints for your videos until we launch the next version of our website - happy to say that we made it to >2,000 videos on MobyGames pages already.

(Actually, it's closer to 2,500! Thanks to Plokite_Wolf, our top video contributor so far, as well as John Harris, Kennannydenny, and MAT, all of whom have added more than 100 videos. And please PM me if you'd like access & don't have it - the feature is still in Alpha.)

Reminder: our rules are that you have to link to official 'release trailers' for games with some gameplay footage included, & we'll be archiving these (YouTube-hosted) videos in the long-term for safekeeping. Some highlights already linked include this Super Metroid TV ad, as well as a Thief promo video and this Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 trailer.
Submitted by Simon Carless (1491) on Jul 08, 20170 comments
New(ish!) on MobyGames - the Mainframe platform.


Much like our Arcade platform, it's taken MobyGames a long time to add Mainframe games as a platform because, well, it's not one particular hardware configuration - rather a set of unique games on unique early computer hardware.

But the platform is here now, thanks to help from Kabushi & others, and already has 50+ well-researched entries going back as far as 1951 (!) - almost all added by excellent MobyGames contributor Vedder. Thanks again to all involved.
Submitted by Simon Carless (1491) on Jun 18, 20179 comments
New taskforce: Description adding/improvement.
There's been some rumblings - not entirely incorrectly - in recent days that although we're catching up a LOT on MobyGames thanks to our new 'entry helper', there are some Steam/PSN/etc. store descriptions that don't reflect games properly.

The best example is probably Stephen's Sausage Roll, which we've now added a basic description for. But if there are others that don't describe the basic gameplay in an understandable way, please add them to this thread and we'll make descriptions for them. Thanks again.
Submitted by Simon Carless (1491) on Jun 17, 20173 comments

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Tip Of The Day

Games that are related, even indirectly, are often grouped together in a Game Group. So check out any Groupings you come across in a game's Rap Sheet -- you may learn something new. For example, check out Cinemaware games. If you notice games that should be added to a group, just go to the group and click the add games link.   more tips

Current MobyGoal

2000 Arcade Games (100%)

100% Complete

Thanks to all contributors for helping MobyGames achieve this goal! A new goal will be coming soon.

This Day In Gaming

1984
Nuts & Milk
NES version released. (Japan)
1989
Gaudi: Barcelona no Kaze
MSX version released. (Japan)
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys
PC-98 version released. (Japan)
J.B. Harold 3: D.C. Connection
MSX version released. (Japan)
1990
Cyberball
Genesis version released. (Japan)
Misty Blue
PC-98 version released. (Japan)
Crimson III
MSX version released. (Japan)
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