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What An EA Video Game Contract Looked Like In 1986

Here’s a fun little relic from the earliest days of game development: The original contract for the IBM port of Wasteland, made by Interplay, which cost EA just $US28,000 ($37,301).


Congrats to Bob yesterday, who correctly divined the game as being ActRaiser. I’ve never heard of it, but apparently it was a platformer and city-building simulation released on the SNES back in 1990. So there you go.

But I’m back in charge. So let’s give you all something to ponder for the next day or so.


OK, I really thought I was gonna get to a second day with this one. It was a 3DO game for christ’s sake!

Anyway, congrats to noobi who correctly guessed that yesterday’s ScribbleTaku was Way of the Warrior.

Nice job!

No, Sega Doesn't Have Its Own Mini-Genesis

Despite reports circulating to the contrary, the Nintendo/Sega console rivalry isn’t flaring back up in miniature form. Nintendo’s upcoming mini-NES is a brand new device. AtGames’ Sega-branded mini-Mega Drive is a shoddy emulation box that’s been around for years.


Well, first day back. First post gets it right. It’s fitting.

Congrats to Casual Prolix who managed to correctly guess that yesterday’s ScribbleTaku was Galaga.


Much to Alex’s despair, goatman1986 managed to guess that yesterday’s ScribbleTaku was Freelancer. He’s sitting in a crumpled ball of tears and unidentifiable body fluids as we speak.

Actually, that’s a lie. He’s just sitting at his desk typing really quickly. Which is what he pretty much does all the time.

Dragon Ball Z Manga And Anime Compared 

Dragon Ball Z‘s “Final Atonement” episode is one of the most famous moments in the DBZ history. Let’s see how the manga and anime stack up.


Friday’s ScribbleTaku for those who missed out was Alex Kidd in Miracle World. The image was the reaper that pops out and runs around and bugs you, and a few of you spotted it really quickly, so well done.

This one might be a bit tougher.

Final Fantasy III Retrospective: Hope You Like Losing Progress

If you were to ask a Final Fantasy fan to describe the iconic Square series, they might rattle off a series of terms: crystals, classes, chocobos. Flying airships. Summoned monsters with mythological titles like Ifrit and Shiva. Somebody named Cid.

Honest Game Trailers Doesn't Need Kryptonite To Slay Superman 64

Some might say Superman 64 is the softest of targets for Honest Game Trailers. I mean, does the 1999 Nintendo 64 title have any redeeming qualities? I guess it doesn’t crash on startup, but then, one could argue that’s a bad thing.

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