Too Much Free Time

Discussion and reviews of games for NES, Intellivision, DOS, and others.

Platformers

Project: platformers [complete]

Game Date Platform Names
Space Panic 1980 Arcade Universal Entertainment Corporation
Apple Panic 1981 Apple II Brøderbund Software Inc.
Donkey Kong 1981-07-09 Arcade Ikegami Tsushinki Co. Ltd., Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Ponpoko 1982 Arcade Sigma Enterprises Inc.
Pitfall! 1982 Atari 2600 Activision, David Crane
Miner 2049er 1982 Atari 8-bit Bill Hogue, Big Five Software
Ape Craze 1982 Commodore 64 Comm*Data, Mike Blackman
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel’s Castle 1982 Colecovision Coleco Industries Inc.
Fast Eddie 1982 Atari 2600 Sirius Software, Mark Turmell
Kangaroo 1982-06 Arcade Sun Electronics Corp.
Space Panic 1983 ColecoVision Coleco Industries Inc., Universal Co. Ltd.
8 Eyes 1988-09-27 Nintendo Famicom Thinking Rabbit
The Addams Family 1992-01 Nintendo Famicom Ocean Software Ltd.
The Addams Family: Pugsley’s Scavenger Hunt 1993-08 Nintendo Famicom Enigma Variations Ltd., Ocean Software Ltd.
Achievement Unlocked 2008-12-17 Browser jmtb02 Studios, John Cooney, Armor Games Inc.
Achievement Unlocked 2 2010-08-04 Browser Armor Games Inc., jmtb02 Studios, John Cooney

Project: platformers [todo]

Game Date Platform Names
Spy’s Demise 1982 Apple II Penguin Software Inc.
Tax Avoiders 1982 Atari 2600 American Videogame, Darrell Wagner, Todd Clark Holm, John Simonds, Dunhill Electronics
CannonBall Blitz 1982 Apple II Sierra On-Line Inc., Olaf Lubeck
Floyd of the Jungle 1982 Atari 8-bit MicroProse Software Inc., Sid Meier
Infiltrate 1982 Atari 2600 Apollo Inc.
Crisis Mountain 1982 Apple II Synergistic Software Inc., David H. Schroeder
Canyon Climber 1982 Apple II Datasoft Inc.
Felix in the Factory 1982 BBC Micro Micro Power Ltd, John Chaytor
Beauty and the Beast 1982 Intellivision Wendell Brown, Imagic
Airlock 1982 Atari 2600 Data Age Inc.
Adventures of TRON 1982 Atari 2600 Hal Finney, APh Technological Consulting
Journey to the Planets 1982 Atari 8-bit Jack Verson, JV Software Inc.
Bagman 1982 Arcade Valadon Automation
BurgerTime 1982 Arcade Bally Midway Manufacturing Co., Inc., Data East Corporation
Joust 1982 Arcade Williams Electronics Inc.
Monsters 1982 BBC Micro Tim Dobson, Acornsoft Limited
Rat Hotel 1982 VIC-20 Creative Software, Tensor Technology
Donkey Kong Jr. 1982-08 Arcade Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Jungle King 1982-08 Arcade Taito Corporation
Burger Time 1982-11 Arcade Data East Corporation
Popeye 1982-12 Arcade Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Springer 1982-12 Arcade Orca Corporation
Lode Runner 1983 Apple II Brøderbund Software Inc., Douglas E. Smith
Killer Caverns 1983 Oric Virgin Games, Ltd.
Ninja-kun 1983 MSX Micro Cabin Corp.
Mario Bros. 1983-03 Arcade Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Donkey Kong Jr. 1983-07-15 Nintendo Famicom Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Popeye 1983-07-15 Nintendo Famicom Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Donkey Kong 1983-07-15 Nintendo Famicom Nintendo, Ikegami Tsushinki Co. Ltd.
Mario Bros. 1983-09-09 Nintendo Famicom Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns 1984 Atari 2600 David Crane, Activision
Donkey Kong 3 1984-07-04 Nintendo Famicom Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Nuts & Milk 1984-07-28 Nintendo Famicom Hudson Soft Company, Ltd.
Lode Runner 1984-07-31 Nintendo Famicom Hudson Soft Company, Ltd., Brøderbund Software Inc.
Ice Climber 1985-01-30 Nintendo Famicom Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Super Mario Bros. 1985-09-13 Nintendo Famicom Nintendo Co., Ltd.
BurgerTime 1985-11-27 Nintendo Famicom Sakata SAS Co., Ltd., Data East Corporation, Namco Limited
Joe Blade 1986 MSX Players Software
Super Mario Bros. 2 1986-06-03 Nintendo Famicom Nintendo
Alex Kidd in Miracle World 1986-11-01 Sega Master System Sega Enterprises Ltd., Hayashida Koutarou
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars 1986-12 Arcade Sega Enterprises Ltd.
Alex Kidd: High-Tech World 1987-07-19 Sega Master System Sega Enterprises Ltd.
Air Fortress 1987-08-17 Nintendo Famicom Live Planning, HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Joust 1987-10-30 Nintendo Famicom HAL Laboratory, Inc., Williams Electronics Inc.
Bubble Bobble 1987-10-30 Nintendo Famicom Disk System Taito Corporation
Rockman 1987-12-17 Nintendo Famicom Capcom Co., Ltd.
Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 1988-07-26 Nintendo Famicom Taito Corporation
Super Mario USA 1988-10-09 Nintendo Famicom Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Super Mario Bros. 3 1988-10-23 Nintendo Famicom Nintendo
Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo 1988-12-24 Nintendo Famicom Capcom Co., Ltd.
Howard the Coder 1989 Commodore 64 Markt & Technik, Stefan Harms
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle 1989-02-10 Sega Genesis Sega Enterprises Ltd.
Super Mario Land 1989-04-21 Nintendo Game Boy Nintendo R&D1
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World 1990 Sega Master System Sega Enterprises Ltd.
Little Nemo: The Dream Master 1990-09 Nintendo Famicom Capcom Co., Ltd.
Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!? 1990-09-28 Nintendo Famicom Capcom Co., Ltd.
Super Mario World 1990-11-21 Nintendo Super Famicom Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble 3 1991 Nintendo Famicom Taito Corporation
The Trolls in Crazyland 1991-08-09 Nintendo Famicom KID Corp.
Hebereke 1991-09-20 Nintendo Famicom Sun Electronics Corp.
Daiku no Gen-san 1991-11-15 Nintendo Famicom Irem
Rockman 4: Aratanaru Yabō!! 1991-12-06 Nintendo Famicom Capcom Co., Ltd.
Bananan Ouji no Daibouken 1991-12-20 Nintendo Famicom TAKARA Co., Ltd., KID Corp.
Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 1992 Nintendo Famicom Taito Corporation
Gimmick! 1992-01-31 Nintendo Famicom Sun Electronics Corp.
Felix the Cat 1992-10 Nintendo Famicom Shimada Kikaku, Hudson Soft USA, Inc.
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins 1992-10-21 Nintendo Game Boy Nintendo R&D1
Rockman 5: Blues no Wana!? 1992-12-04 Nintendo Famicom Capcom Co., Ltd.
Yousei Monogatari RodLand 1992-12-11 Nintendo Famicom Jaleco, The Sales Curve Ltd.
Bubble Bobble 2 1993-03-05 Nintendo Famicom ITL Co., Ltd.
Disney’s Aladdin 1993-11 Sega Genesis SEGA of America, Inc., Virgin Games, Inc., Walt Disney Feature Animation
Rockman 6: Shijō Saidai no Tatakai!! 1993-11-05 Nintendo Famicom Capcom Co., Ltd.
Disney’s Aladdin 1994 Nintendo Famicom Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc., NMS Software Ltd., Walt Disney Feature Animation
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 1994 Nintendo Famicom Hudson Soft Company, Ltd., Probe Software Ltd.
The Smurfs 1994 Nintendo Famicom Infogrames Europe SA, Bit Managers S.L.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles 1994-10-18 Sega Genesis Sonic Team
Klonoa: Door to Phantomile 1997-12-11 Sony Playstation Namco Limited
New Super Mario Bros. 2006-05-15 Nintendo DS Nintendo
Super Mario Galaxy 2007-11-01 Nintendo Wii Nintendo EAD
Eversion 2008-12-16 Windows Zaratustra Productions
Super Mario Galaxy 2 2010-05-23 Nintendo Wii Nintendo EAD
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge 2010-10-04 Windows WayForward Technologies, Inc., Matt Bozon, Erin Bozon
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I 2010-10-07 Nintendo Wii
Super Meat Boy 2010-10-20 Windows Team Meat LLC, Edmund McMillen, Tommy Refenes
No Time To Explain 2011-08-15 Windows tinyBuild LLC, Tom Brien, Alex Nichiporchik
Love 2012-09-25 Windows Fred Wood
Sorry Mario Bros! 2013-07-30 Windows The Wild Eternal
Electronic Super Joy 2013-08-23 Windows Michael Todd
Vertical Drop Heroes HD 2014-05-20 Windows Nerdook Productions
Airscape: The Fall of Gravity 2015-08-11 Windows Cross-Product
Yoshi’s Woolly World 2015-10-16 Nintendo Wii U Good-Feel, Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Dungeon of Zolthan 2016-05-11 Windows Robert Alvarez, New Reality Games
Cally’s Trials 2016-06-14 Windows VDO Games

Project: platformers [skipped]

Game Date Platform Names
Alien Panic 1982 VIC-20 Scott Elder, Nüfekop
Dunkey Munkey 1982 TRS-80 CoCo Intellectronics
King Kong 1982 Atari 2600 Tigervision
Donkey King 1982 TRS-80 CoCo Tom Mix Software
Logger 1982 Arcade
Alien Panic 64 1982 Commodore 64 Bubble Bus Software, The Computer Room
Krazy Kong 1982 ZX81 Chris P. Cullen, Personal Software Services

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