2 Rates
Add to Wishlist
  • 198X

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

We’re constantly working to improve 198X. By player request, we’ve now added keyboard input specifications for each arcade game, accessible through the pause menu. Hope they help! We’ve also eliminated quite a few bugs, rendering 198X a better playing game overall. As always: thanks for your continued support in spreading the word of 198X. Without you, we wouldn't be here.


By popular demand, we’ve now added Steam Achievements to 198X! Can you unlock all 14? We’ve also squashed some pesky bugs – and added the option to view the end credits at will after having completed the game. From all of us in the 198X team: thanks for your kind support and overwhelmingly positive feedback since launch.


Arcade teen dramaventure 198X is out today, or at least its first chapter is. Developers Hi-Bit Studios call it “a coming-of-age story told through multiple games and genres”. What that means is five loosely connected arcade games channelling Outrun, R-Type, Final Fight and Ninja Spirit, plus a dungeon-crawling RPG, all in the service of a larger story. While I still say the sprites are more ’90s than ’80s (but won’t get bogged down in that argument again), I can...






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


You must be logged in to post a comment.
HRK Live Support