...at home 1 Button 1984 3 quarters (3 stars) Atari Atari 2600 VCS D home video games only Joystick S Shooting At Enemies Side-Scrolling

Defender II / Stargate

The Game: Once again, you’re piloting a sleek spacecraft, patrolling the airspace over a populated planet whose inhabitants are being harvested by alien Landers to create berzerker Mutants. If you shoot down a Lander in mid-air and its abductee falls toward the ground, you must catch the helpless kidnap victim and lower him to the …

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...at home 1 Button 1984 3 quarters (3 stars) Action Strategy Atari Atari 7800 D Game Systems home video games only Joystick Maze

Dig Dug

The Game: Who said landscaping was easy? You are Dig Dug, an intrepid gardener whose soil is infested with pesky Pookas and fire-breathing Fygars. You’re armed with your trusty pump, which you can use to inflate your enemies until, finally, they blow up. But both the Pookas and Fygars can crawl through the ground and …

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...at home 1984 2 Buttons 5 quarters (5 stars) Action Strategy Colecovision Collecting Objects D Game Systems Imagic Joystick Jumping

Dragonfire

The Game: You’re another treasure-hunting glory seeker who’s about to meet more than his match. If you can survive crossing the drawbridge into the castle – a task made incredibly difficult by the glowing fireballs of dragon breath being hurled toward you – you’ve got an even more hazardous obstacle ahead: the dragon himself is …

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...in the arcade 1985 2 Buttons 3 quarters (3 stars) Arcade arcade games only Available In Our Store D Joystick Namco Shooting At Enemies

Dig Dug II

The Game: Dig Dug is back, and he’s still got a hoarde of Pookas and Fygars to exterminate – or else they’ll ruin his new island garden. Blowing the beasties up with Dig’s trusty pump will still work, but as a last resort, he can also drill into his island’s irrigation pipes and actually sink …

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...at home 1985 2 Buttons 5 quarters (5 stars) Available In Our Store Climbing D D-Pad First-Person home video games only Jumping NES Nintendo S Shooter Side-Scrolling

Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt

The Game: Intrepid plumbers Mario and Luigi have fallen back on Mario’s original mandate – rescuing the damsel – as they journey through the kingdom, battling Koopas and braving falls from dizzying heights, all to rescue the princess (who, as always, seems to be in another castle). In Duck Hunt things are a bit more …

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...at home 1 Button 1985 4 quarters (4 stars) Action Strategy D D-Pad Famicom only Game Systems home video games only Japanese Import Maze Namco

Dig Dug

The Game: Who said landscaping was easy? You are Dig Dug, an intrepid gardener whose soil is infested with pesky Pookas and fire-breathing Fygars. You’re armed with your trusty pump, which you can use to inflate your enemies until, finally, they blow up. But both the Pookas and Fygars can crawl through the ground and …

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...on computers 1985 3 quarters (3 stars) BBC BBC Micro D Home Computer System Keyboard Text Adventure

Doctor Who and the Warlord

The Game: You are the Doctor’s companion, separated from the Time Lord during an attempt to save the Doctor’s old friend, King Varangar. When you come to, the Doctor is nowhere around, you’re unarmed, and you’re surrounded by deadly swamps, war zones, and hostile alien soldiers. Your life expectancy away from the TARDIS isn’t looking …

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...at home 1 Button 1986 4 quarters (4 stars) D D-Pad home video games only Jumping NES Nintendo Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)

Donkey Kong 3

The Game: As Stanley the gardener, you’re trying to repel a swarm of pests unleashed by that meanest of pixellated gorillas, while also using your pesticide to propel him off the screen. Protect your flowers and yourself, and wear plenty of Off. (Nintendo, 1986) Memories: As much as many gamers don’t grow as attached to …

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...at home 1 Button 1986 3 quarters (3 stars) Available In Our Store Climbing D D-Pad home video games only Jumping NES Nintendo

Donkey Kong

The Game: An oversized gorilla kidnaps Mario’s girlfriend and hauls her up to the top of a building which is presumably under construction. You are Mario, dodging Donkey Kong’s never-ending hail of rolling barrels and “foxfires” in your attempt to climb to the top of the building and topple Donkey Kong. You can actually do …

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...at home 1 Button 1986 5 quarters (5 stars) Climbing D D-Pad Game Systems home video games only Jumping NES Nintendo

Donkey Kong Junior

The Game: Mario has Donkey Kong in captivity, and it’s up to Donkey Kong Jr. to rescue his dad by scaling vines and chains, avoiding nasty-toothed traps and pesky birds, and reaching the key to free the great ape from Mario’s clutches. (Nintendo, 1985) Memories: A fairly popular arcade game like Donkey Kong Junior was …

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...on computers 1 Button 1986 4 quarters (4 stars) Climbing Commodore 64 D European Import Home Computer System Joystick Jumping Ocean Software

Donkey Kong

The Game: How high can you go? Help Jumpman (Mario) save Pauline from Donkey Kong’s clutches by climbing ladders and avoiding barrels. (Ocean Software, 1986) Memories: Three years after the release of AtariSoft’s Commodore 64 Donkey Kong port, European software developer Ocean Software decided it was time for another Donkey Kong remake and accepted the …

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...at home 1987 4 quarters (4 stars) Collecting Objects D Game Systems Intellivision Intellivision Controller INTV Corp. Maze

Dig Dug

The Game: You are Dig Dug, an intrepid gardener whose soil is infested with pesky Pookas and fire-breathing Fygars. You’re armed with your trusty pump, which you can use to inflate your enemies until, finally, they blow up. But both the Pookas and Fygars can crawl through the ground and can pop out into your …

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...at home 1 Button 1987 3 quarters (3 stars) Climbing D Game Systems Intellivision Intellivision Controller INTV Corp. Isometric View Maze

Diner

The Game: Chef Peter Pepper is back, and he’s been served up a second helping of inedible trouble. Roaming the vast, maze-like expanses of Ray’s Diner, the chef has to round up the scattered ingredients of dinner before he finds himself on the menu. For every four screen he clears, Peter Pepper gets a chance …

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...on computers 1987 4 quarters (4 stars) Cinemaware Claiming Territory Commodore 64 D Ground Troops Keyboard Military

Defender Of The Crown

The Game: The King of England has been assassinated and the crown has gone missing! To regain the crown and restore order you’ll need to conquer the entire country, one castle at a time. Equal parts strategy and action make for lots of fun and replayability. The ultimate cinematic experience for the Commodore 64. (Cinemaware, …

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...at home 1 Button 1988 3 quarters (3 stars) Atari Atari 7800 Climbing D Game Systems home video games only Joystick Jumping

Donkey Kong

The Game: An oversized gorilla kidnaps Mario’s girlfriend and hauls her up to the top of a building which is presumably under construction. You are Mario, dodging Donkey Kong’s never-ending hail of rolling barrels and “foxfires” in your attempt to climb to the top of the building and topple Donkey Kong. You can actually do …

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...at home 1988 2 Buttons 3 quarters (3 stars) Action Adventure Atari Atari 7800 Collecting Objects D Game Systems home video games only Joystick Maze

Dark Chambers

The Game: You control a lone adventurer on a quest through twisty mazes and open battlegrounds, descending through the dungeon depths in search of treasure (and a chance to escape in one piece with that treasure in hand). Zombies, ghosts, and monsters naturally roam through the dungeons as well, more than happy to attack any …

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1992 2 Buttons 3 quarters (3 stars) Available In Our Store D D-Pad Game Boy (original) Handheld / Portable Games home video games only Namco Retro Remakes

Dig Dug

The Game: You are Dig Dug, an intrepid gardener whose soil is infested with pesky Pookas and fire-breathing Fygars. You’re armed with your trusty pump, which you can use to inflate your enemies until, finally, they blow up. But both the Pookas and Fygars can crawl through the ground and can pop out into your …

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