Category Archives: C

Games starting with ‘C’

#157 – Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine

                                              Well, there’s no music in the game, so those sound effects better be super de duper.                                             Getting in between those two whirlythingies will test many inches of your patience.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Gremlin Graphics GENRE: Shooter RELEASE DATE: December 1989    Cybernoid is like a dance between … Continue reading #157 – Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine

#156 – Cyber Ball

            Soltar is at the 50 yard line, Cromtor’s coming like a freight train. Who’s going to keep that hot potato?!                                                                                                                 Cyber Dump PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Tengen GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: 1992   If there’s any sport in this world that confuses me regarding its appeal, curling would … Continue reading #156 – Cyber Ball

#155 – Crystalis

                                                                                         You got this, unassuming hero guy.                                   He’s a stranger in a strange land. He’s also shroomin’. (thanks to MobyGames.com for the snap).   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: July 1990   Am I wandering into sacrilege territory by not devoting more time and effort into … Continue reading #155 – Crystalis

#154 – Crystal Mines

                                                                                                                               100 mines to plunder? Sign me up.                                      A strange, fun little collect-a-thon from the guys who brought you Sunday Funday? Well… yeah!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Color Dreams DEVELOPER: Color Dreams GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1989   Crystal Mines is possibly the best game I’ve ever played starring ROB … Continue reading #154 – Crystal Mines

#153 – Crash ‘N The Boys: Street Challenge

                                                                                          These guys play stickball for keeps.                                          I never noticed that you’re swimming in the Jersey River. That’s absolutely appalling.    PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Technos DEVELOPER: Technos GENRE: Button-mash RELEASE DATE: October 1992   Most critics would argue that River City Ransom is one of the best beat-em-ups on the … Continue reading #153 – Crash ‘N The Boys: Street Challenge

#152 – Cowboy Kid

                            When cowboys and Indians work together, there’s nothing they can’t do!… except share land.                                                                                        Looks more like a Cowboy Young Adult.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Romstar DEVELOPER: Pixel GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: January 1992   Romstar tries so hard. First, they have the impossible task of making Baseball Stars … Continue reading #152 – Cowboy Kid

#151 – Cool World

                                                                                                        Poor Ralph Bakshi.                                    Precocious little scamps, they are. Mind their bullets or, you know, just turn the game off.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ocean DEVELOPER: Ocean GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: June 1993   If there’s any film that Brad Pitt would like you to forget, it’s probably “Cool World.” And … Continue reading #151 – Cool World

#150 – Contra Force

                                                                   Future so bullet-filled, you gotta wear shades.                                                                                                                  Think I’ll pass.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: September 1992   Contra by way of some mediocre shooter that’s not Contra. Seriously, what happened? The basic formula of Contra – run and shoot – should, in … Continue reading #150 – Contra Force

#149 – Contra

                                                                                                                     So many guns…                                               Where’s Ripley when you need her?! (thanks to vgmuseum.com for the snap)   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: February 1988   There’s a portion of the gaming population that desires games to be difficult as all hell. I can understand this, … Continue reading #149 – Contra

#148 – Conquest of the Crystal Palace

                                                         These grape monsters are the worst kind of party crashers.                                   It’s like if the movie “The Last Emperor” featured a quirky crime-fighting dog that talked.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Asmik DEVELOPER: Quest GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1990   Go on, read the title of this game aloud to yourself: … Continue reading #148 – Conquest of the Crystal Palace

#147 – Conflict

                                                                           That’s quite the big milkshake you got there.                                                                                             “Supply dammit, supply!”   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Vic Tokai DEVELOPER: Vic Tokai GENRE: Turn-based strategy RELEASE DATE: March 1990   War: thanks to Edwin Starr, we all know it’s good for nothing. But Conflict, a generous turn-based strategy title, takes the … Continue reading #147 – Conflict

#146 – Conan

                           Conan has surpassed the need for women. His body only responds to the elements.                                                                                                     Well, that‘s an unholy union.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: System 3 GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: February 1991   I have no anecdotal information about Conan, other than, someday, I hope to watch the two … Continue reading #146 – Conan