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  • Final Fight (1989)

    Final Fight
    Publisher: Capcom (Arcade, X68000, SNES, JP/NA GBA, PS2, PS3, Xbox, 360, iOS)  U.S. Gold (Amiga, CPC, ST, C64, ZX), SEGA (Sega CD), Ubisoft (EU GBA)
    Developer: Capcom (Arcade, X68000, SNES, GBA, PS3, 360, iOS), Creative Materials (Amiga, CPC, ST, C64, ZX), A Wave (Sega CD), Backbone Entertainment (PS2, Xbox)
    Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, X68000, Super Famicom / Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Mega CD / Sega CD, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS
    Year: 1989 (Arcade), 1990 (SFC), 1991 (SNES, Amiga, CPC, ST, C64, ZX), 1992 (X68000), 1993 (Sega CD), 2001 (GBA), 2005 (NA/EU PS2/Xbox), 2006 (JP PS2), 2010 (PS3, 360), 2011 (iOS)

  • Rush’n Attack (Konami)

    Green Beret / Rush’n Attack
    Publisher: Konami (Arcade, DOS, FDS, NES, GBA, DS, 360), Imagine Software (CPC, 8-bit, C64, ZX), The Hit Squad (BBC Micro, Plus/4), France Image Logiciels (MO, TO)
    Developer: Konami (Arcade, FDS, NES, GBA, Mobile), Imagine Software (CPC, C64, Plus/4, BBC Micro, MSX, MO, TO, ZX), De Re Software (8-bit), Banana Development (DOS), Digital Eclipse (360), M2 (DS)
    Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MS-DOS, MSX, Famicom Disk System / Nintendo Entertainment System, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, Mobile
    Year: 1985 (Arcade), 1986 (CPC, 8-bit, MSX, MO, TO, ZX, C64), 1987 (FDS, NES), 1989 (BBC Micro, Plus/4, DOS), 2002 (GBA), 2006 (JP Mobile), 2007 (DS, 360)


    Rush’n Attack, known as Greet Beret in Japan and Europe, was an arcade game released in 1985 by Konami. This Cold War themed game (Rush’n Attack = Russian Attack, get it? haha…) involved rescuing prisoners from a POW camp.

    There have been quite a few home conversions over the years. In 1986, ports were created for the Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit and other 8-bit home computers. In 1987 a Nintendo (NES) version was released. In 1989 DOS and Commodore Plus/4 versions were released. The Plus/4 version is interesting because it was a commercial failure and this is one of a very few commercial games released for it. In fact, it had been discontinued four years before the release of this game so it isn’t clear to me why it was even released.

    There were also later versions for the Game Boy Advance (2002), Nintendo DS (2007) and Xbox 360 (2007). It is generally regarded as a decent game. I am most familiar with the Commodore 64 version which was good if a bit difficult.

  • Inside Atari 1981 Atari Promotional Video

    Go inside Atari in this informative expose on the legendary video game company. From their humble roots in Sunnyvale California, to their rise to fame in the late 1970’s, Atari is the company that laid the foundation for the modern video game industry. This video is a rare look inside the company during the height of its fame and power. The video gives a brief overview of the rise of Atari, from their first hit with Pong to their acquisition by Warner Communications.

    This classic corporate promotional video explores the three divisions of Atari. Coin-Operated Arcade Games, the Computer Division, and the Home Video Game Console Division. This video was frequently shown to investors and at consumer electronic trade shows.

    The original Atari, Inc. founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney was a pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers. The company’s products, such as Pong and the Atari 2600, helped define the electronic entertainment industry from the 1970s to the mid-1980s.