Category Archives: J

Games starting with ‘J’

#329 – Jurassic Park

                                                                             This might be one of my favorite logos of all time, no foolsies.                           Don’t even bother killing those little buggers. IT AIN’T WORTH IT, GRANT! IT AIN’T WORTH IT!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Ocean DEVELOPER: Ocean GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: June 1993   “Welcome… to Jurassic Park.” Talk about … Continue reading #329 – Jurassic Park

#328 – The Jungle Book

                                                                                              Here comes Mowgli’s big honkin’ feet to save the day!                                                               You must climb vines to progress in the game (vines sold separately).   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Virgin Interactive DEVELOPER: Virgin Interactive GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: August 1994   And so, Capcom’s reign as Disney’s go-to developer comes to an end … Continue reading #328 – The Jungle Book

#327 – Joust

                                                               The world may be ending, but decency and order still need to be maintained.                                                                                                       Some developers just want to watch the world burn.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: HAL DEVELOPER: Williams Electronics (port by HAL) GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1988   Joust, my friends. Joust. Because when … Continue reading #327 – Joust

#326 – Journey to Silius

  Unfortunately, the presence of the main character and the robot enemy ruin this otherwise brilliant minimalist cover.     Journey to Silius resembles Mega Man in terms of aggressive shooting gameplay and, at times, overwhelming difficulty.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Tokai Engineering GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: September 1990   Rescuing princesses?! Hah! … Continue reading #326 – Journey to Silius

#325 – Joshua & The Battle Of Jericho

                                                           The Wall looks like it’s going to crush the horn players. Out of the way, chaps!                                                                                                          Joshua has a bit more beard than the heathens. PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Wisdom Tree DEVELOPER: Wisdom Tree GENRE: Arcade/puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1992   Wisdom Tree’s re-interpretation of biblical stories is either pseudo-artistic gold … Continue reading #325 – Joshua & The Battle Of Jericho

#324 – Jordan Vs. Bird: One On One

                                                                                                                 This could have been a Wheaties cover…                                                                                                                                     Jordan showing off for the judges.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Milton Bradley DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: August 1989   When two basketball heavyweights from the 80s and early 90s sell their names to a video game, you know they made … Continue reading #324 – Jordan Vs. Bird: One On One

#323 – John Elway’s Quarterback

                                                                        ‘Cause nothing sells a game like a goofy dude sneering at his audience!                                                    All those extra, discarded “Lost in Space” robots had to go somewhere…   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1989   For someone who actively dislikes football, nothing raises the … Continue reading #323 – John Elway’s Quarterback

#322 – Joe & Mac

                  Who’d want to rescue the neanderthal equivalent of Kate Capshaw from “Temple of Doom” anyway?     The graphics have a certain Bonk flavor to them, but Joe and Mac doesn’t even begin to approach the depth of Bonk.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: Elite Systems GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: … Continue reading #322 – Joe & Mac

#321 – Jimmy Connors Tennis

                                                                                                      “The vertigo is ripping me apart!”                                                        This screen needs 100% more Mario as referee and 100% less Jimmy Connors Tennis.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Ubisoft … Continue reading #321 – Jimmy Connors Tennis

#320 – Jim Henson’s Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival

                                                                                           Miss Piggy weighs at least fifty pounds heavier than that.                                                                                                                                                     Welcome to your doom.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Mind’s Eye GENRE: Early Childhood RELEASE DATE: November 1990   “So you see I’ve got a funny face/I’ve got no worries.” This is a line … Continue reading #320 – Jim Henson’s Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival

#319 – The Jetsons: Cogswell’s Caper

  “You see this cog, Jetson? I want it put back on my grandfather clock before sundown! And stop playing with company property!”                                                                                                                                                       The very definition of “derp”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1992   I’ve never liked “The Jetsons” and I don’t plan on … Continue reading #319 – The Jetsons: Cogswell’s Caper

TRIPLE THREAT – #316, #317, #318 – Jeopardy!, Jeopardy! 25th Anniversary Edition, Jeopardy! Junior Edition

                                                                                                                        Where’s Trebek? We have a score to settle…                                                                                                          TREBEK! I know you’re hiding behind that podium!                                                                                               Cowering behind children, eh Trebek? You make me sick…                                                                                                                                                It’s “Jeopardy!” alright.   PLAYERS: 1-3 alternating PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Game show … Continue reading TRIPLE THREAT – #316, #317, #318 – Jeopardy!, Jeopardy! 25th Anniversary Edition, Jeopardy! Junior Edition