Game Updates more

Mega Man X4New Windows credits by リカルド・フィリペ | Yesterday, 11:19 PM
NARCNew ZX Spectrum cover by S Olafsson | Yesterday, 11:13 PM
Monty on the RunNew ZX Spectrum cover by S Olafsson | Yesterday, 11:11 PM
9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent CreekNew Windows credits by jaXen | Yesterday, 11:10 PM

Just Added more

NBA 2K17 (Android)Added by Sciere | Yesterday, 11:14 PM
F1 2016 (Android)Added by Sciere | Yesterday, 11:14 PM
Agent A (Android)Added by Sciere | Yesterday, 11:14 PM
Hovercraft: Takedown (Android)Added by Sciere | Yesterday, 11:14 PM

New Screenshots more

MicroLeague Baseball II

DOS

by OmegaPC777

Up Periscope!

Commodore 128

by twitek

Thai Boxing

Commodore 128

by twitek

SimCity

BBC Micro

by twitek

New Cover Art more

NARC

by S Olafsson

Monty on the Run

by S Olafsson

Mikie

by S Olafsson

My Little Pony: Magic Princess Quests

by Sciere

New Promo Art more

NBA 2K17

by Sciere

F1 2016

by Sciere

Agent A

by Sciere

Hovercraft: Takedown

by Sciere

New Reviews

Front cover

Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier

"Goodbye, old friend. It's been nice knowing you"

by Katakis | カタキス on Yesterday, 11:00 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 Yesterday, 08:35 PM2 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

MobyGames isn't just for commercial games, we also include shareware and freeware games as well. Check out the Commander Keen Series or Popcorn for examples.   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

1989
Earthbound Beginnings
NES version released. (Japan)
1990
ImageFight
TurboGrafx-16 version released. (Japan)
Urotsukidōji
Sharp X68000 version released. (Japan)
Bikkuriman World: Gekitō Sei Senshi
NES version released. (Japan)
1993
Monster Bash
DOS version released. (United States)
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