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Thimbleweed Park – Gun Sage Recommends

Who says Lucasarts is dead? Presenting an all new adventure game from the creative minds behind Monkey Island and countless others: Thimbleweed Park!

Today I show off a little of Thimbleweed Park, an amazing game from the creative mind of Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick (Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, etc.). There are a lot of references to older adventure games, 80s pop culture, and lots more. This is a fantastic game overall and I highly recommend it!
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Arcade Game of the Year – 1989

There are 145 games this year and trust me, it was goddamn hard to pick a top 5. This year, there were a LOT of great games. Yes, you read that right. This was an incredible year for arcade games. In fact, I would be tempted to say this was Capcom year. Oh, and you’ll see why. Let’s put it this way: Capcom could’ve taken all 5 top spots this year. That said, let’s begin.
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Arcade Game of the Year – 1988

This was yet another tough year to select a top 5 because while there are many good games, unfortunately there weren’t that many great ones. However, this year we see a lot of games utilizing newer technology and one that even surprised me. I actually had to check multiple times to ensure 100% that it was definitely released in 1988. There are 119 games this year, so let’s get to it!
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Arcade Game of the Year – 1987

There are 107 games this year, but what makes this year especially tough is there are SO many great titles. It was incredibly hard to winnow this down to a top 5. Hell, it would’ve been hard even doing a top 20! This was a great year in gaming and since this was the first year I ever played games to begin with, well, it’s that much more awesome for me.
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Arcade Game of the Year – 1986

This was kind of a tricky year. Yes, there were a lot of GOOD games this year…but not necessarily great ones. Normally I can figure out exactly what I want for my #1, then kinda figure out the rest, but not this time. It was a 10 way tie, similar to previous years, but I’m still not entirely satisfied with the result. That said, there are 112 games this year, so let’s hop to it.
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Arcade Game of the Year – 1985

This was an incredibly tough year to select a top 5. I would argue this is the best year I’ve come across so far. There were at least 20 different games I had to sort through for the top 5 list. Normally there are about 10 or less. If that doesn’t tell you something, I don’t know what will. There were only 90 games this year, which is a relief, but the quality of the games overall has improved tremendously in most cases.
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Arcade Game of the Year – 1984

Before I begin, I want to apologize. I already know there are at least a few entries that may have been skipped (and hopefully not duplicated from) last year. Furthermore, Bank Panic was actually this year. I’m taking greater care to ensure the correct year, but what makes this especially tough is in some circumstances there isn’t a way for me to test them to ensure the exact year. That said, there are 123 titles this year…let’s get to it.
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