The ColecoVision console was first launched in North America in August 1982, then a year later in Europe, in 1983, and offered a closer experience to arcade games of the time than many of its competitors did (such as the Atari 2600 and Mattel Intellivision).
Category Archives: Celebration
Simply: a collection of games based on the infamous 1818 Mary Shelley novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.
Atari Jaguar Special
The Atari Jaguar is a fifth-generation video game console that was first released in North America in 1993, and Europe in 1994, and is infamous for a number of reasons.
Data East‘s classic arcade game, BurgerTime, has been converted and cloned many times since its initial release in 1982.
Games Beginning With ‘C’ Week
It’s time for another random celebration of video game goodness!
This week I’m posting grabs of games beginning with the letter ‘C’… 🙂
Here’s a full run-down of what was posted (in published order):
Chakan: The Forever Man, Megadrive/Genesis (1992)
Cadash, Arcade (1990)
Castlevania: Dracula X, Super Nintendo (1995)
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, XBox (2005)
Chiller, Commodore 64 (1985)
Chiller, ZX Spectrum (1985)
Chiller 2, Commodore 64 (2020)
Clockwork Knight 2, Sega Saturn (1995)
Colt Canyon, PC (2020)
Crysis, PC (2007)
Championship Pool, Game Boy (1993)
Combat School, Arcade (1987)
Commando, Atari 7800 (1989)
Crash Bandicoot, PlayStation (1996)
Crime City, Arcade (1989)
The King of Grabs
Happy New Year 2023
As 2022 draws to a close we wish you a happy new year for 2023!
The King of Grabs
The King of Grabs is five years old
Today, the 21st December 2022, is the fifth birthday of this website – thekingofgrabs.com. So happy birthday to us! Here are a few facts and quotes about this website, and some links to our recent favourites…
Richard Garriott‘s famous Role-Playing Game series began officially in 1981 with “Ultima” for the Apple II. It was a pioneering mixture of single-player adventuring, combat and levelling, with humble beginnings, starting out on early 8-bit systems and working its way up to modern PCs in the 1990s. The Ultima series was always evolving; always innovating, and constantly proving to be a considerable influence on story-based, single-player RPGs, and the fantasy adventure game market in general.
2000AD is a famous, British science fiction comic that was first launched in 1977 (26th February 1977 to be precise), and I distinctly remember getting and reading the first issue and being hooked from that moment on. 2000AD pulled no punches, with its hard-hitting fantasy storylines and stand-out characters, and it made a big impression on anyone who read it.
Boulder Dash Special
Boulder Dash is a very special game. It is a simple idea, with cute graphics and devious gameplay that combine to make an addictive combination of arcade-style action, survival and puzzle-solving.