#542 – Rollergames

                                        Harrison Ford stars as Billy Rollergame, an aging cyberpunk who’s out for one last roll.                                                                                                       Run-down alleys are no match for Jazzercise.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Platformer/beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1990   How many rollerbladers does it take to make a decent beat-em-up? I don’t … Continue reading #542 – Rollergames

#239 – Fox’s Peter Pan and the Pirates

                                                                                                                           Peter jumps into the white oblivion.                                                                                                          Just a hobbit trying to make it in a elf’s world.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Equilibrium GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: January 1991   Was the cartoon upon which this game was based really popular enough to warrant this half-baked adaptation? Perhaps, but … Continue reading #239 – Fox’s Peter Pan and the Pirates

#540 – Rollerblade Racer

                                                            Does that guy in the front have a meth problem? What’s with his teeth?                                                                                                               “Oops!” is the ethos of Rollerblade Racer   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Radiance GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: February 1993   If you’ve ever thought of Paperboy as a complex game, what with all the … Continue reading #540 – Rollerblade Racer

#539 – Rollerball

                                                                                                                                                                     The future is now!                                                                     Led Zeppelin and their Bouncing Bumpers, ladies and gentlemen!   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: HAL Labs DEVELOPER: HAL Labs GENRE: Pinball RELEASE DATE: February 1990   Even if you heartily enjoy pinball video games, one must admit that said genre can only produce a limited amount … Continue reading #539 – Rollerball

#538 – Roger Clemens’ MVP Baseball

                                                        That ball’s comin’ right for you, but will you be able to hit it? Think again!                                                                                                                                                         Look at all that baseball.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1991   Just when you thought you were content with your NES baseball game collection, … Continue reading #538 – Roger Clemens’ MVP Baseball

#537 – Rockin’ Kats

                                                                                                        Such a simple, cartoony design. Wonderfully done.                                                         I’m not sure if this is racist or not, but it does actually happen within the game.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Atlus DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: September 1991   Before Atlus established themselves in the States as the torchbearers of anything … Continue reading #537 – Rockin’ Kats

#536 – The Rocketeer

                                                                               Fantastic box-art. If only the game were this well-conceived.           That gangster’s purple zoot suit, stylish though it may be, is no match for the Rocketeer’s fearsome helmet.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai America DEVELOPER: Bandai GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: May 1991   I complained vigorously about the Rocket Ranger resembling/completely … Continue reading #536 – The Rocketeer

#535 – Rocket Ranger

                                  People in the hovercar: “Out of the way, dingus! We’re trying to watch the movie!”                                                                                                          The sky is purple. Blue was too expensive.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Kemco DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Shooting/Strategy RELEASE DATE: June 1990   The Rocket Ranger, as a name, doesn’t have the same ring as … Continue reading #535 – Rocket Ranger

#534 – Rock ‘N Ball

                                                                                                          What a gang of spunky adolescents. Excelsior!                                                                                                          Playing upside down in the Battle Mode. Boom.   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: NTVIC DEVELOPER: Kid GENRE: Pinball RELEASE DATE: January 1990   Rock ‘N Ball is one of several maddeningly obscure titles in the NES library; very few people have heard of … Continue reading #534 – Rock ‘N Ball

#533 – Robodemons

                                                                                                                                                    Lawrence of Arabia: 2055                                                                          Look at that character design. I can’t tell what’s what besides the legs.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Color Dreams DEVELOPER: Color Dreams GENRE: Action/Shmup RELEASE DATE: December 1989   Color Dreams had absolutely no business making games. Whether desecrating the Bible under the guise of Wisdom … Continue reading #533 – Robodemons

#532 – Robocop 3

                                                                        Matlock has had just about enough of your shenanigans, Robocop.                                                     That thug is actually cross-eyed, hence why he’s not shooting directly at Robocop.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ocean DEVELOPER: Probe Entertainment GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: August 1992   “Game Over.” Finally, after three arduous treks into the 8-bit Robocop Universe, … Continue reading #532 – Robocop 3

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