Sunday, March 27, 2022

1988 Accolade Catalog

Accolade was a fairly significant computer game company in the late '80s when it released games like Hardball! and Test Drive. This catalog highlights those games among many others, including one of my favorite miniature golf games. There are also a couple t-shirt offers here though I wonder about those designs, a simple company logo or Test Drive shirt likely would have been much more popular.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Taito: The Arcade Leader Brings it Home (Commodore Magazine - May 1989)

This is an article from the May 1989 issue of Commodore Magazine that focuses on Taito's arcade to home game ports. There aren't a lot of images in these scans, unfortunately, but plenty of text, the majority of which is of the writer comparing the arcade games to the Commodore 64 versions. Early in the article it is interesting to hear how Taito held off on Amiga conversions at the same time because the quality would have been high enough to draw business away from the arcade games. While founded in Japan, Taito was actually started by a Ukrainian businessman and you can read a bit more about the company history in the Taito America ads post