Category Archives: Capcom

#746 – Yo! Noid

                                                                                                                                                                     Capcom… really?                                                                                                                                                                      Elmer Fudd guest stars.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: NOW Productions GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1990   Yo! Noid has a strong cult following, despite starring one of the most obnoxious mascots of the ’90s. “But Dylan! It’s a classic tough-as-nails Capcom platformer in the vein … Continue reading #746 – Yo! Noid

#725 – Willow

                                 “Willow: Back 2 Tha Ufgood” was the proposed existential sequel. It never came to pass.                                                                                                                            “Is that you, Smaug? My, you’ve aged!”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: December 1989   Willow is an obviously well-constructed action-RPG, with gorgeous animation and graphics, solid controls, and … Continue reading #725 – Willow

#685 – Trojan

                                                                                                                   Co-starring Bon Jovi and The Shredder!                                                                                                                                                             Music by Kraftwerk.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating/simultaneous PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: February 1987   Compared to Capcom’s better remembered arcade ports for the NES, Trojan remains in semi-obscurity for its inability to distinguish itself. The game feels like a cautious … Continue reading #685 – Trojan

#643 – TaleSpin

                                                                                                                     Baloo’s having too much fun in that plane.                                                                                       Toad Man’s stage from Mega Man 4 makes a guest appearance.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: December 1991   TaleSpin is the unsung game in Capcom’s Disney television quadtych on the NES. While Darkwing Duck, Rescue … Continue reading #643 – TaleSpin

#615 – Strider

                                                                                                   Hiryu is easily offended by gross mustaches.                                                            He also runs laps up the pyramids every day. “It’s good for my glutes!” he cries.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action/Adventure RELEASE DATE: July 1989   Strider should be great. Capcom developed it. It stars a sweet ninja with … Continue reading #615 – Strider

#614 – Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight

                                                                                  My seven-year-old self knew better: this wasn’t Street Fighter.                                                                                                                                                                                Well, poop.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: September 1990   Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight has nothing to do with either of those storied Capcom franchises. It could have been called Robo Generica for … Continue reading #614 – Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight

#3 – 1943

    John Wayne stars in “Hot Dog! Planes Akimbo!” tonight on TMC!                                              Good thing your plane is red, making you incredibly easy to spot and destroy.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Slightly historical shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: October 1988   Truthfully, I wish my grandpa – a WWII vet who … Continue reading #3 – 1943

#2 – 1942

                                                       Somewhere Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett are holding each other.     Once you get those add-ons to your plane, all other countries’ aircraft will figuratively bow before your awesomeness or die in your destructive wake.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Micronics GENRE: Historical Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: 1986, forty-four years after 1942 … Continue reading #2 – 1942