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198X - Steam Game

4.3 out of 5
16 User Ratings
5 Stars
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198X 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…
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About 198X

About this game

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.

Estimated play time: 2 hours

Game Details

Release Date:
June 20, 2019
Developer:
HiBit Studios
Publisher:
HiBit Studios
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genre:
Beat 'em up
Themes:
Retro
1980s

Pixel Graphics
Feature:
Partial Controller Support

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 8
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

198X Statistics

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9.09%
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45.45%
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36.36%
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9.09%
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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
16.67%
Easy
41.67%
Just Right
25%
Tough
16.67%
Unforgiving
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Relax & enjoy! 41.67%  of players consider this game to be Easy

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
11.11%
Played It
7.41%
Halfway
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Beat It
51.85%
Conquered It
29.63%
Completionist! 29.63%  of players have Conquered It

198X User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 16 ratings
90% of users would recommend this.
4.3

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Recommended

ChrisL
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If you played games in the 80s and 90s, you will definitely recognize all the arcade games. The only real problem is that you might have forgotten just how tough some of those games were - you might need to spend countless tries to memorize a level in order to get through it, and I don't really have the time or patience for that again.
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Vigil
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Fun to play. Could be longer, especially the shmup section. You'd probably spend 2 hours or less completing the game.
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Recommended

Cray
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I thought this was an excellent (but short) game. It oozes personality.
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Recommended

Matt
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Runs on steam deck pretty well, if you were in the market
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DK
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Amazing game that takes you back to the great arcade games era.
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Love 80s
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It took me straight down memory lane. I really enjoyed playing different styles of 80s games. Music is on point, just an overall good game.
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Fanatical User
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Not bad. Brought Back Some Memories and was a quick play through. definitely a game to play if just wanting to chill or wind down for the night
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VideoGaming Father
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My Video Review can be found here: https://youtu.be/uEqK-YVM09Y 198x is a really great tribute to the arcade games from the 80’s and early 90’s. It has many pros like interesting nostalgic story, mixture of genres in one game, retro atmosphere, challenging difficulty, easy accessibility, nice graphics, great ambient soundtrack and retro sounds along with great narration. There are also a few things that I dislike - all parts of the game are short and lack more complexity that it feels more like a demo than the full game and the absence of local multiplayer is almost crime here. Is it suitable for fellow Gaming Fathers and their families? I would say yes thanks to its short levels, easy accessibility and challenging yet not frustrating difficulty. Pros: - story - atmosphere - multi genre game - difficulty - accessibility - graphics - soundtrack - narration Cons: - length - complexity of games - absence of local multiplayer I have really enjoyed this nice nostalgic trip to the 80’s and thus I am giving 198x Thumbs Up and VideoGaming Father’s Index 7 out of 10 - recommended with some discount.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Relax and Enjoy! 58% of GameFAQs users said 198X is Simple or Easy. 25% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 17% of GameFAQs users said 198X is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ACB, 198X is suitable for players aged 15 and above.
Yes, 198X is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 2 hours.
90% of Fanatical users recommend 198X. The average review score is 4.3/5
198X was released on June 20, 2019
198X is published by HiBit Studios
198X was developed by HiBit Studios
Fanatical users tagged 198X as Retro, 1980s, and Pixel Graphics
Yes, Fanatical users tagged 198X as Beat 'em up
Yes, Fanatical users tagged 198X as Retro
Yes, Fanatical users tagged 198X as 1980s

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