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Game Updates [ more ]

Enchanted Land
New Amiga cover by Jo ST | Today, 11:53 AM
Enclave
New Windows cover by havoc of smeg | Today, 10:37 AM
Motor Toon Grand Prix
New PlayStation credits by C V | Today, 09:20 AM
The Evil Within
New PlayStation 3 credits by Sciere | Yesterday, 09:23 PM
Bug Bomber
New Trivia by FatherJack | Oct 18, 2014
Retrograde
New Trivia by FatherJack | Oct 18, 2014

New Games [ more ]

Aces Up! (Browser)
Added by CalaisianMindthief | Today, 11:33 AM
Glitch (Browser)
Added by Kabushi | Today, 11:27 AM
Forsaken (Windows)
Added by Sunset Sundowner | Today, 06:07 AM
Rotation (Browser)
Added by gal anchel | Today, 03:52 AM
Super Dominoes (Browser)
Added by CalaisianMindthief | Today, 03:43 AM
Island Investigation (Browser)
Added by Michael Cassidy | Today, 03:05 AM

New Screenshots

Aces Up! screenshots by CalaisianMindthief

Last Survivor screenshots by Infernos

robotfindskitten screenshots by LepricahnsGold

Prison Tycoon 2: Maximum Security screenshots by Rainer S

Forsaken screenshots by Sunset Sundowner

Super Dominoes screenshots by CalaisianMindthief

Rotation screenshots by gal anchel

Island Investigation screenshots by Michael Cassidy

New Reviews [ more ]

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"

Front cover
Medal of Honor: Frontline
"A decent FPS on the PS2, but could've ironed out some issues."


MobyGames News

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 (41) 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 (41) 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
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 (41) on Aug 24, 20140 comments

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Tip Of The Day

You can click on any game developer you see to retrieve the list of games that developer has worked on. Some developer entries also have a small picture and biography! For an example, see Jordan Mechner or Michael Berlyn.   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

1981
SNK of America
Company founded in Sunnyvale, CA.
1985
Teddy Boy
SEGA Master System version released. (Japan)
Hang-On
SEGA Master System version released. (Japan)
1987
Natsume Co., Ltd.
Company founded.
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