#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

#531 – Robocop 2

                                                                                                                     Yup, he still doesn’t have any emotions.                                                                                                                                The mirthless howl of the damned.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: Painting By Numbers GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: April 1991   Words from Robocop 2‘s Game Over screen: “Robocop is taken away for calibration. But he will try again!” Good for … Continue reading #531 – Robocop 2

#530 – Robocop

                                                                                                                                          Robocop dares you to play his game.     The bottom menu looks more complex than the game actually is. Punch the dog, shoot the dude in purple, and keep walkin’.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: SAS Sakata GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1989   “Robocop is never discouraged. Let’s do … Continue reading #530 – Robocop

#529 – Robo Warrior

                                                                                                 Now displayed at the World’s Trade Fair of 1929!                                                                                          Look at all that shrubbery, just waiting to be exploded!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Jaleco GENRE: Action/Puzzle RELEASE DATE: December 1988   Welcome to Robo Warrior, a little known Bomberman spin-off that tries to inject more action into the … Continue reading #529 – Robo Warrior