#599 – Stack-Up

                                                        Stack it up, stack it in, let me begin, I came to win, stack on me, that’s a sin.                                                                                         There were moments of cold, there were flashes of light.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Robot-assisted mini-games RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Stack-Up is less a game … Continue reading #599 – Stack-Up

#598 – Sqoon

                                                                                                                                               It’s a long way to Tipperary!                                                                                                                                                                       Oh wait, there it is.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Irem DEVELOPER: Home Data GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1987   Sqoon tries to be everything all of the time. It is one of two games on the NES where you commandeer a submarine. It … Continue reading #598 – Sqoon

#597 – Spy Vs. Spy

                                                                                                                   Oh, the promise…                                                                                                  Punching each other is one of the game’s strengths.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Kemco DEVELOPER: First Star GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1988   Based on the iconic Mad Magazine comic strip, Spy Vs. Spy pits two spies in white and black ensembles against each other. … Continue reading #597 – Spy Vs. Spy

#596 – Spy Hunter

                                                                                                                                  Feathered wings very much included.                                                                                                      Lousy armored cars. Always in the way of progress.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Sunsoft GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: September 1987   So Spy Hunter‘s an “arcade classic” right? Then why is it so void of purpose and meaning? Few games provoke a sense … Continue reading #596 – Spy Hunter

#595 – Spot: The Videogame!

                                                                                                                  The game critics?                                                                  Sleepless nights, bloodshot eyes, lots of lemony sugar drinks. Ba doo boom pow.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Arcadia Systems DEVELOPER: Arcadia Systems GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: September 1990   The exclamation point in Spot: The Videogame! may seem ostentatious, but it is for the players’ benefit. … Continue reading #595 – Spot: The Videogame!

#594 – Spiritual Warfare

                                                                Putting a cross on a shield didn’t work out so great for Constantine.                                                                                                                                       “But all the cool kids are drinking!”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Wisdom Tree DEVELOPER: Wisdom Tree GENRE: Action/Adventure RELEASE DATE: 1992   Rise from your knees, man of God. There’s an evil modern city waiting to be … Continue reading #594 – Spiritual Warfare

#593 – Spiderman: Return of the Sinister Six

                                                      Only Hobgoblin and possibly Mysterio look even the least bit threatening.                                                                                                   Even the rats dive-bomb Spidey. He just can’t get a break.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Bits Studios GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1992   Electro, Sandman, Mysterio, Vulture, Hobgoblin, and Doctor Octopus have teamed up to stop … Continue reading #593 – Spiderman: Return of the Sinister Six

#592 – Spelunker

                                                                                                                                                                         Have at thee, bat!                                                                         Spelunker vs. a rope. It’s a much harder battle than one would think.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Broderbund DEVELOPER: Irem GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: September 1987   I’ll be in my cold, cold grave before I give Spelunker another chance. And that’s a downright dirty shame … Continue reading #592 – Spelunker

#591 – Space Shuttle Project

                                                                                                                  This is what a space shuttle looks like, kids.                                           The entire game is a montage of various shuttle launches rendered in 8-bit – pretty ballsy, eh?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Absolute Entertainment DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Flight Simulator RELEASE DATE: November 1991   Get your yaw, pitch and roll on with … Continue reading #591 – Space Shuttle Project

#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

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