1984 in video gaming

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  2. Adams, Roe R. (November 1990), "Westward Ho! (Toward Japan, That Is): An Overview of the Evolution of CRPGs on Dedicated Game Machines", Computer Gaming World (76): pp. 83–84, "While America has been concentrating on yet another Wizardry, Ultima, or Might & Magic, each bigger and more complex than the one before it, the Japanese have slowly carved out a completely new niche in the realm of CRPG. The first CRPG entries were Rygar and Deadly Towers on the NES. These differed considerably from the "action adventure" games that had drawn quite a following on the machines beforehand. Action adventures were basically arcade games done in a fantasy setting such as Castlevania, Trojan, and Wizards & Warriors. The new CRPGs had some of the trappings of regular CRPGs. The character could get stronger over time and gain extras which were not merely a result of a short-term "Power-Up." There were specific items that could be acquired which boosted fighting or defense on a permanent basis. Primitive stores were introduced with the concept that a player could buy something to aid him on his journey." 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jeremy Parish (2012). What Happened to the Action RPG?. Retrieved on 2015-01-14
  4. The Tower of Druaga at the Gaming-History database
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  9. Dragon Buster at Museum of the Game
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  11. Kurt Kalata, Dragon Slayer, Hardcore Gaming 101
  12. Dragon Slayer. Retrieved on 2015-01-14
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  17. Szczepaniak, John (7 July 2011). "Falcom: Legacy of Ys". GamesTM (111): 152–159 [153]. http://imageshack.us/f/32/yshistory02.jpg/. Retrieved 2011-09-07.  (cf. Szczepaniak, John (July 8, 2011). History of Ys interviews. Hardcore Gaming 101. Retrieved on 6 September 2011)

Video game releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s) Platform(s)
1942 December, 1984 Video Game International Arcade
2010: The Graphic Action Game 1984 Video Game North America ColecoVision
4ninuchi Mahjong November 2, 1984 Video Game Japan Famicom
50 Mission Crush 1984 Video Game North America Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS
Acrobatic Dog-Fight 1984 Video Game International Arcade
Amazing Bumpman 1984 Video Game North America ColecoVision
Bomb Jack 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Bounty Bob Strikes Back 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Campaign ‘84 1984 Video Game North America ColecoVision
Champion Boxing 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Chinese Hero October, 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Clu Clu Land November 22, 1984 Video Game Japan Famicom
Cobra Command (1984) 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Courageous Perseus September, 1984 Video Game Japan PC-8801, MSX, FM-7, Sharp X1
Donkey Kong 3 July 4, 1984 Video Game Japan Famicom
Dr. Seuss' Fix-Up the Mix-Up Puzzler 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Dragon Buster 1984 Video Game International Arcade
Dynamic Ski 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Excitebike November 30, 1984 Video Game Japan Famicom
Flipper Slipper 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Formation Z 1984 Video Game International Arcade
Fortune Builder 1984 Video Game North America ColecoVision
Fraction Fever 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Frogger 1984 Video Game Brazil Magnavox Odyssey 2
Ghostbusters 1984 Video Game North America Commodore 64, MSX
Girl's Garden 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Hydlide December 13, 1984 Video Game Japan NEC PC-8801
Hydlide 1984 Video Game Japan NEC PC-6001
I, Robot June, 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Illusions 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
It's Only Rock n Roll 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
James Bond 007 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Karate Champ September, 1984 Video Game International Arcade
Karate Champ July, 1984 Video Game Japan Arcade
Marble Madness 1984 Video Game North America Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System
Mikie 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
New Rally-X 1984 Video Game North America Niysa Assai 286
New RALLY-X 1984 Video Game North America Niysa Assai 286
Ninja-Kid 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Paperboy 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns 1984 Video Game North America Atari 2600
Private Eye 1984 Video Game North America Atari 2600
Q*Bert's Qubes 1984 Video Game North America Atari 2600, ColecoVision
Rescue on Fractalus! 1984 Video Game Atari 8-Bit, Atari 5200 Undefined
River Patrol 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Roc'n Rope 1984 Video Game North America Atari 2600, ColecoVision
Space Ace 1984 Video Game North America Arcade
Spy Hunter (1983) 1984 Video Game North America Atari 2600
Squish 'Em 1984 Video Game North America ColecoVision
Super Punch-Out September, 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Tetris June 6, 1984 Video Game Russia Electronika 60
Thayer's Quest 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
The Castles of Dr. Creep 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
The Death Trap 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Time Pilot '84 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Up n Down 1984 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Urban Champion November 14, 1984 Video Game Japan Famicom
Vulgus 1984 Video Game North America Arcade
Vulgus September 10, 1984 Video Game Japan Arcade
WarGames 1984 Video Game North America ColecoVision

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