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198X

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

44%

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Game Information

Available on:PCJun 20, 2019

Developer: Hi-Bit Studios

Genre: Arcade

Welcome to Suburbia, just outside the City, sometime in 198X. This is the journey of Kid, a teenager stuck between the limitations of innocent youth and the obligations of inevitable adulthood. The story unfolds when Kid discovers the local arcade – finding new worlds, and new meaning, in video games. For every visit to the arcade – every game uncovered, every move mastered, every demon defeated – Kid grows stronger. And the lines between game and reality starts to blur… This is 198X – where a new life is just 1 credit away.

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198X is exciting as a stroll down memory lane, but its simplicity and abbreviated story leave it short on substance

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198X is a throwback mash-up of five very brief genre excursions with an overwrought story of growing up thrown on top.

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It is indeed a great history lesson on the golden age of the arcades, but a short one, with low replayability.

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198X is an incredible nostalgia trip for those who grew up playing arcade games and gives younger players the opportunity to experience those games in all their 80s glory.

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