Thursday, November 4, 2010

Monster Video Games of Years Past part 1 AAARGH!

AAARGH! was a video game released in 1987 by Amiga in which the player could choose to play as either a bipedal Dragon or a Giant Ogre. The player's goal was to search through villages; smashing the building with either the Ogre's horn or the Dragon's tail in an effort to locate Golden Roc Eggs. Each time an Egg was found the two monsters would battle one on one to see who got to keep the egg. Along the way you had to kill all the humans you encountered before they weakened you with their catapults finding and eating food for health along the way.

The game was highly influenced by Crush, Crumble and Chomp and Rampage which were released in 1981 and 1986 respectively. Reviews of the game are relatively poor but as far as I'm concerned any game where I got to stomp around and smash stuff as a giant monster is allright in my book

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