Category Archives: F

Games starting with ‘F’

#242 – Fun House

  Fun House was released in January 1991. Four months later, the game show upon which it was based was cancelled.                                            Sadly, this is not a candy factory, but an elaborate death trap for children of all ages.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Realtime Associates GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: January … Continue reading #242 – Fun House

#241 – Friday the 13th

                                                                                               Jason and his amazing Technicolor DreamHatchet!                                                                             This looks promising! Better hide out in the woods for awhile. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: February 1989   LJN games sure do try hard, don’t they? Any other publisher would have probably tried to make Friday … Continue reading #241 – Friday the 13th

#240 – Freedom Force

                            The ultimate Zapper Gun Game? And Duran Duran co-wrote the script? I need to play this!     The game’s quite bloody for an early NES game. Also, don’t be fooled by the woman in a purple dress: she’s really an old crone that will transform you into a wise-cracking cat with sunglasses … Continue reading #240 – Freedom Force

#239 – Frankenstein: The Monster Returns

                                                                                                                    What’choo talkin’ ’bout, Frankenstein?                                                                   Gonna pass on that kiss, bae, maybe next time.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: July 1991   What kind of revisionist history does Bandai think it can throw at the good people who play their games? Frankenstein’s Monster has never … Continue reading #239 – Frankenstein: The Monster Returns

#238 – Formula One – Built to Win

                                                                                                                                                             That’s F-1, by the way…                                                                                             Those are indeed the Twin Towers you’re racing towards.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Seta DEVELOPER: WinkySoft GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: November 1990   Built to win? Not when I’m trying to race a squatty Mini Cooper like it’s a Ferrari. Formula One takes it to … Continue reading #238 – Formula One – Built to Win

#237 – Flying Warriors

                                                                               They worked long and hard on making each character unique…                                                                                                                            I swear to you, sir, I have no pride.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Culture Brain DEVELOPER: Culture Brain GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: February 1991   Good evening, all. Tonight I’m writing a review about a game called Flying Warriors, which … Continue reading #237 – Flying Warriors

#236 – Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll

                                                                                                                           Ralph Macchio’s worst nightmare…                                                                                                         Fighting little girls… disgraceful.                                                                    This right here is what fighting games were like before Street Fighter II.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Culture Brain DEVELOPER: Culture Brain GENRE: Beat-em-up/Fighting RELEASE DATE: August 1989   Before fighting games ran amok after the insane popularity of … Continue reading #236 – Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll

#235 – The Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak

  No child buying this for 5 bucks in Blockbuster’s used section would have ever guessed what an amazing investment they were making.                                                                                                                                                    Yabba dabba doo, indeed.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Sol GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: August 1994 (!)   Surprise! Surprise at Dinosaur Peak is the second rarest licensed … Continue reading #235 – The Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak

#234 – The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy

  Wasn’t that green guy from The Jetsons? It would explain the robotic gizmo hauling the secondary characters away.                                                   Fred’s girth is only matched by his superior arm strength. Hiiiiiyaaaaaaa!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Sol GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1991   At one time, The Flintstones were revolutionary. They … Continue reading #234 – The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy

#233 – Flight of the Intruder

  Once upon a time in Vietnam, two jets fell in love, until one of them was blown to smithereens over Khe Sahn.                                                                                                          I found the most exciting screenshot I could.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Mindscape Inc. DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Flight Sim RELEASE DATE: May 1991   I’ve had my cornbeef hash … Continue reading #233 – Flight of the Intruder

#232 – Fist of the North Star

                                                                                        It’s been… ONE WEEK SINCE YOU LOOKED AT ME!                                                                                            Like Castlevania meets Kung Fu meets Rolling Thunder.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: Shouei GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: April 1989   Nobody likes a chronic gambler, but most people like to tumble the dice every now and then. So here’s … Continue reading #232 – Fist of the North Star

#231 – The Fisher Price Saga: Part VI – The Perfect Fit

                                                                         Yeah, it’s a perfect “something that rhymes with fit,” alright.                                                                      You only have three minutes left! Hurry up and flip that ‘G’ over!!!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Early Childhood RELEASE DATE: March 1990   The Fisher Price saga ends today with A Perfect Fit, … Continue reading #231 – The Fisher Price Saga: Part VI – The Perfect Fit