#590 – Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos

                                                                                                    But… you already have a staff.                                                                                               The Eyeball Robe triplets think you’ve gone far enough.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sony Imagesoft DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Puzzle/Dungeon-crawler RELEASE DATE: June 1990   That crazy staff of Demnos! Always … Continue reading #590 – Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos

#589 – Solomon’s Key

                                                                                                                                                                    Unlock ’em. I dare ya.                                                                                                                                                       One of many, many deaths.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Puzzle/Arcade RELEASE DATE: July 1987   Solomon’s Key isn’t your standard NES slop pile. It’s half puzzler, half arcade game, all difficult. You’ll need a sharp mind and quick reflexes if you … Continue reading #589 – Solomon’s Key

#588 – Solitaire

  Nothin’ like setting up a card table on the beach and playing solitaire. This shot must have been taken in Florida.                                                                                                                                                                                End of the line.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Odyssey Software GENRE: Card game RELEASE DATE: 1992   Your brother or sister has played solitaire. Your parents … Continue reading #588 – Solitaire

#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

#586 – Soccer

                                                  I’m typically a fan of the black box covers, but I can’t says I appreciate this one.                                                                                                      I wasn’t aware skipping was a large part of soccer.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1987   Nintendo’s early sports games for the NES may … Continue reading #586 – Soccer

#585 – Snow Brothers

                                                                                                Nick and Tom, you rascals!                                                                                                                                                          Now that’s “snow” like it.                                                                                                                             Everyone’s just having a gay ol’ time.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Sol GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: November 1991   Snow Brothers takes the Bubble Bobble formula – trap enemies in bubbles, pop to kill them … Continue reading #585 – Snow Brothers

#584 – Snoopy’s Silly Sports Spectacular

  This game originally featured Donald Duck in Japan, but due to licensing restrictions, Kemco had to change the main character to Snoopy. This neither hinders nor helps the actual game.                                                                                                                        A Sack Race, in the Depression part of town.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Kemco DEVELOPER: Kemco GENRE: Minigames RELEASE DATE: … Continue reading #584 – Snoopy’s Silly Sports Spectacular

#583 – Snake’s Revenge

                                                                                          Snake’s got his silencer aimed at the female assassin.                                                                            There’s spotlights now, because that’s what you’ve always wanted.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: April 1990   “Metal GEEEEAAAAR?” Well, yes and no. Snake’s Revenge is the unofficial North American/European sequel to the first Metal … Continue reading #583 – Snake’s Revenge

#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

#581 – Smash T.V.

                                                                                      Go on, readers, you can make fun of this cover by yourselves.                                            I didn’t realize all of Smash T.V.‘s enemies were Communistas, and robots at that.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Beam Entertainment GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: September 1991   Violent game shows: the scourge of civilization in … Continue reading #581 – Smash T.V.

#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

#579 – Sky Shark

                                                       What young child wouldn’t want a game with a terrifying man on the cover?                                                              No enemies around, big plane ahead. Everything’s comin’ up Sky Shark!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1989   Would you like to know how difficult Sky Shark is? … Continue reading #579 – Sky Shark