Glossary

198X

Release date: 2019

Genres: Arcade

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, XBox One

Publishers: Sonka

198X is an arcade video game developed by Swedish team Hi-Bit Studios and published by Sonka. Released worldwide on January 23, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch, the game received a Metacritic rating of 65. An homage to arcade gaming in the 1980s, 198X's coming-of-age story follows an unnamed "Kid" as he discovers a video arcade in an abandoned factory and falls in love with video gaming. The gameplay of 198X's 5 chapters are each based around different arcade game genres that were popular at the ti…

140

140

Release date: 2013

Genres: Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Apple OSX, Wii U, XBox One

Publishers: Double Fine Productions

140 is a platform game independently developed by Jeppe Carlsen, known for his gameplay direction for Playdead's Limbo. The game is described as a "minimalistic platformer", using electronic music to create synesthesia as the player makes its way through four different levels, each with its own sound-track. The game-play has been compared to other similar games which involve music synchronization like Sound Shapes and the Bit.Trip series, though with difficult platforming elements comparable to…

1-2-Switch

1-2-Switch

Release date: 2017

Genres: Party

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Publishers: Nintendo

1-2-Switch is a party game developed and published by Nintendo as a launch title for the Nintendo Switch, which was released worldwide on March 3, 2017. The game extensively uses the system's Joy-Con controllers, with players facing each other performing various minigames. By 2019, it sold 3.01 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling games on the platform, despite the mixed reception.