Category Archives: Konami

#682 – Track & Field II

                                                                                                                                                     What, no badminton?!                                                                                                              Yeah, good luck, lady. Also, put a top on, would ya?   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous/alternating PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Track-and-field RELEASE DATE: June 1989   Am I the worst Track & Field II player of all time, or is this game as tough as qualifying for … Continue reading #682 – Track & Field II

#681 – Track & Field

                                                                                   A pre-insane Nicolas Cage goes for the gusto. Oh, the 80s!                                                                                                                                               Methinks this will not end well.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous/alternating PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Track-and-field RELEASE DATE: April 1987   If you’re feeling Olympic, look no further than Track & Field, the game that shows you just how … Continue reading #681 – Track & Field

#674 – Top Gun

                                     If you look real close into the cockpit, you still won’t see any of the movie’s lovable characters.                                                                                                                                                                         That’s a lotta alt!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Flight sim RELEASE DATE: November 1987   Mav, Goose, Iceman, Cougar and the boys are nowhere to be found in … Continue reading #674 – Top Gun

#668 – Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland

                                                                                                                                                                                   Poor Dodo…                                                                                                   Gingivitis is the number-one cause of tooth trap decay.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Platforming RELEASE DATE: April 1993   They’re crazy! They’re wacky! They chew lots of tobaccy! Yes, the Tiny Toons are back in yet another madcap romp for your NES. Instead of … Continue reading #668 – Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland

#666 – Tiny Toon Adventures

                                                                                                                                                   You get what you pay for.                                                                                                  More than a little reminiscent of Super Mario Bros. 3…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1991   “Tiny Toon Adventures” was, depending on your age when they debuted, part of the Golden Renaissance of cartoons in the … Continue reading #666 – Tiny Toon Adventures

#651 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters

                                                                                                                             Konami’s covers are always fantastic.                                                                                                                    It’s like I’m playing the end of the first movie!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Fighting RELEASE DATE: February 1994   A Turtles fighting game is a brilliant idea, but on the NES? With a controller that only has two buttons … Continue reading #651 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters

#650 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project

                                                                                                             Psst! Raph! The war is in the opposite direction!                                                                                            Tonk and the Tonk-ettes come to croon – and bludgeon!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: February 1992   Here’s Manhattan: home of the brash, outrageous, and green. The Turtles are back to curb-stomp Foot … Continue reading #650 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project

#649 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

                                                                                                                    The Turtles show no respect for masonry.                                                                                              It was a cold, evil snowmen-with-rockets kind of evening.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: December 1990   TMNT II: The Arcade Game, otherwise known as, “What kids wanted all along.” While the original TMNT for … Continue reading #649 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

#648 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

                                                                       The cover remains striking, despite the red bandana confusion.                                                                                                                                                           Suck on bo, Rocksteady.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: June 1989   If you were a child in the late 80s/early 90s and you didn’t love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you were probably … Continue reading #648 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

#618 – Super C

                                                                                                                                                                                   I’ll take it.                                                                                                              Those wings must have been a huge undertaking.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: April 1990   1988. Contra – one of the best action games ever made – is released. It turns a generation of children, boys and girls alike, … Continue reading #618 – Super C

#612 – Stinger

                                                                                                                                          Stinger engages in fisticuffs.                                                                                                        Yup, that’s a cross. In an American Nintendo game.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1987   Stinger‘s proper Christian name is Moero TwinBee: Cinnamon-hakase wo Sukue! For those of us who don’t speak Japanese, that’s Burn TwinBee: Rescue … Continue reading #612 – Stinger

#576 – Ski or Die

                                                                                                                                                               It’s a snow-nado, bro!                                                                                                                                         The Extreme Polar Bears Club   PLAYERS: 1-6 alternating PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Minigames RELEASE DATE: February 1991   According to Ski or Die, snow melts skaters’ edgy, hardcore exteriors into a warm, child-like playfulness. Free of a need to be “hip” or “with … Continue reading #576 – Ski or Die