Category Archives: Rare

#735 – World Games

                                                                        “Gentlemen, with our powers combined, we could rule this world!”                                                                                                  The pelican watches the stupid man with great interest.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Milton Bradley DEVELOPER: Epyx (Ported by Rare) GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1989   World Games may have united gamers from all nations when it debuted in … Continue reading #735 – World Games

#731 – Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power

                                              We’re calling out the big guns: Gandalf, Robin Hood, and the, uh… Prince of Persia.                                                                            Surely those green gargoyles don’t enjoy being used as platforms.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: March 1992   Nah, I didn’t forget to review Wizards & Warriors II. Here … Continue reading #731 – Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power

#730 – Wizards & Warriors

                                                                                                                                  I tell you, my locks will not be tamed!                                                                                         Kuros is hot-blooded, but there’s no need to check and see.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1987   If you were a knight at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, you might act … Continue reading #730 – Wizards & Warriors

#721 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

                                                             I really think Bob Hoskins posing seductively would have sold more copies.                                                                                       Out for a drive, amidst concrete and clay and general decay.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: September 1989   Rare came so close to getting Who Framed Roger Rabbit? right that it … Continue reading #721 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

#664 – Time Lord

                                                                                                                                 You can’t just become a Time Lord…                                                                                                                                        Ugh, time banditos are the worst.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Milton Bradley DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: September 1990   Time waits for no man, including the man known as “Time Lord.” One would think if your birth name was Time Lord, … Continue reading #664 – Time Lord

#637 – Taboo: The Sixth Sense

                                                                            Look at that smug sun… “I got’cher lucky numbers right here, boy.”                                                                                                                                                          Here was my question…                                                                                                       And here was the answer. Taboo sure has my number!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Tarot simulator RELEASE DATE: April 1989   It’ll only take two of your … Continue reading #637 – Taboo: The Sixth Sense

#621 – Super Glove Ball

                                                                                                                          Now you’re playing with a smelly glove!                                                                                                                                                       Overcome by boredom.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Mattel DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1990   Super Glove Ball was designed to be played with the Mattel Power Glove. Even in 1990, this seems insane. Sure, the Power Glove had a great … Continue reading #621 – Super Glove Ball

#600/#734 – Stadium Events/World Class Track Meet

                        If you have a sealed copy of this, you should come over to my house so we can fawn over it together.     If you have a sealed copy of this, you obtained it from a sorcerer – or a scam artist. No box was ever created for this game.     … Continue reading #600/#734 – Stadium Events/World Class Track Meet

#587 – Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship

           Conquer 12 alien worlds, then Westernize them so that they may know the joy of McDonalds.                                                                                                                                                                        Run, little jetman.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: September 1990   Solar Jetman carves its own weird niche on the NES, with little regard for what any player … Continue reading #587 – Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship

#582 – Snake Rattle ‘n Roll

                                                                                                                 These snakes have herped their last derp.                                                                                                                 Now I’ve seen it all.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: July 1990   Kudos to Rare for making a bat-guano crazy Marble Madness sequel that skimps on the marbles in favor of cartoon snakes. You play as … Continue reading #582 – Snake Rattle ‘n Roll

#580 – Slalom

  Slalom might be one of the last black box games, and the only black box title not developed by Nintendo at that!                                                                                  Should I be happy or concerned that I crossed the finish line?   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Skiing RELEASE DATE: August 1987   Rare began … Continue reading #580 – Slalom

#553 – Sesame Street: ABC

                                                                                                                                            Age 6 is pushing it, Hi- Tech.                                                           Ernie’s Super Fun Splash. Warning: the term “Super Fun” is super subjective.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Edutainment RELEASE DATE: September 1989   If you’ve ever wanted to guide a rubber ducky to a lonesome, bathtub-engulfed Ernie, or detach … Continue reading #553 – Sesame Street: ABC