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Games starting with ‘S’

#634 – Swords and Serpents

                                                                                                                                                                   Bringing the hotness.                                                                                                       Goblins are known for shanking ’round these parts.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Interplay GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: August 1990   The NES really wasn’t built for first-person RPGs. Games such as Might and Magic and The Bard’s Tale were ambitious, clunky computer ports that … Continue reading #634 – Swords and Serpents

#633 – Sword Master

  The Sword Master does look pretty cool on the cover. And the screenshots don’t look cheesy in the background. Well done, Activision.                                                           Sword Master: “Woah woah woah, nobody ever said anything about magic!”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Athena GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: January 1992   Sword Master is a … Continue reading #633 – Sword Master

#632 – Swamp Thing

                                       Grumpy old Swamp Thing wakes up from his nap to find kids playing on his swamp.     These hot coals are ok to walk across, but step on that bubbling pot and your health will reduce something fierce.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1992   … Continue reading #632 – Swamp Thing

#631 – Superman

                                                                                                If only Superman was this imposing in the actual game.                                                                                                                                                           … *nods head* Ma’am.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Kemco DEVELOPER: Kotobuki Systems GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1988   Constructing an enjoyable Superman game should be a straightforward task, yet developers have consistently had a difficult time rendering this iconic … Continue reading #631 – Superman

#630 – Super Team Games

                                                                             The kids are all smiles… until the log decides to jump back.                                                                                                           This is as far as you’ll get without the Power Pad.   PLAYERS: 1-6 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Human Entertainment GENRE: Track-and-field RELEASE DATE: November 1988   I don’t possess the athletic endurance of a professional runner by … Continue reading #630 – Super Team Games

#629 – Super Spy Hunter

                                                              No David Hasselhoff aficionado for this box art. Just pure vehicular lightning.                                                                                                             The worst section in an otherwise fantastic game.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Tokai Engineering GENRE: Racing/Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: February 1992   Super Spy Hunter isn’t technically a sequel to the pointless Spy Hunter. It’s originally a … Continue reading #629 – Super Spy Hunter

#628 – Super Sprint

                                                                                                                                                              Endorsed by Big Red!                                                                  Missed Opportunity: Super Sprint Fruit Snacks. They’re speedily delicious.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tengen DEVELOPER: Atari GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: 1989   Super Sprint sounds like it should be the Ultimate Track-and-Field Game, but it’s actually all about car sprinting i.e. racing. Miniature Formula One … Continue reading #628 – Super Sprint

#627 – Super Spike V’Ball

                                                                                                              Surf and turf, brah!                                                                                                                                               A hush falls over the crowd…   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Technos GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: February 1990   If you’ve ever wanted to see Billy and Jimmy from the Double Dragon series in their swim trunks, then Super Spike V’Ball is the title … Continue reading #627 – Super Spike V’Ball

#626 – Super Pitfall

                                  Pitfall Harry argues vociferously with a cobra about how “super” Super Pitfall really is.                                        Super Pitfall is like Wrecking Crew, only not enjoyable. And not at all like Wrecking Crew.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Micronics GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: November 1987   How does one usher in … Continue reading #626 – Super Pitfall

#625 – Super Mario Bros. 3

                                                                                                                                Soaring to new heights of excellence.                                                                                         Love those cinnamon bun clouds.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: February 1990   If there is such a thing as “the perfect NES game,” Super Mario Bros. 3 is it. From the moment the curtain rises to … Continue reading #625 – Super Mario Bros. 3

#624 – Super Mario Bros. 2

                                                                                                                                                  “Madness” is accurate.                                                                                                                   Luigi’s like, Yeah, I’ll do that when I’m dead.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1988   Nintendo incorporates Mario into every different genre now, from street b-ball to Dance Dance Revolution to whatever Fortune Street is, so it’s hard to … Continue reading #624 – Super Mario Bros. 2

#623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 4: Worlds 5-8

                                         Europe put a black border around the Japanese cover – pure genius!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Missed the previous posts? PART 1, PART 2, PART 3                                                                                                     World 5-1                                                                                                                                                   Three-fer Madness.   The Bullet Bill’s arrival marks the second half … Continue reading #623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 4: Worlds 5-8