#492 – The Punisher

                                                                                                                                          Never shoot on an upset stomach.                                                                                                                                                    Hitman just took his last ride.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Shooter RELEASE DATE: November 1990   Frank Castle has walked a hard road. Vietnam tours are grueling enough, but finding your family murdered would put any man over the … Continue reading #492 – The Punisher

#491 – Pro Wrestling

                                                                                                          One of the best, most hilarious black box covers.                                                                                                                                                               Say it ain’t so, Starman!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1987   Nintendo covered just about every sport on the NES. From ice hockey to baseball to tennis to football to soccer, and … Continue reading #491 – Pro Wrestling

#490 – Pro Sports Hockey

                                                                                                                                 The sport of bloody, toothless kings!                                                                                                                                                                  Pipe down in there, #32!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: November 1993   If you’re a hockey aficionado or if you just like beating people up atop sheets of ice, Pro Sport Hockey has you covered!… for … Continue reading #490 – Pro Sports Hockey

#489 – Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom

                                                                                                                   Will you heed the call of the Salad Kingdom?                                                                                                                                                                                       He sure is!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hudson DEVELOPER: Hudson GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: February 1991   An overflowing bowl of salad makes the night come alive with freshness, but don’t tell Sir Cucumber I said that! Princess Tomato is a … Continue reading #489 – Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom

#488 – Prince of Persia

                                                                                                                                                                                  Not my prince…                                                 This screenshot proudly brought to you by Questicle.net! I have ten more just like ’em.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Virgin Interactive DEVELOPER: MotiveTime GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: November 1992   Prince of Persia may have been a quality Apple II game – “groundbreaking,” “innovative,” and other high-falutin’ … Continue reading #488 – Prince of Persia

#486 – Power Punch II

                                                                                                                                  The bout to knock the other alien out.                                                                                                                                                                                                     What?!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Softworks DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: June 1992   Three bizarre facts about Power Punch II:   Power Punch II was originally going to be called Mike Tyson’s Intergalactic Power Punch, but was changed … Continue reading #486 – Power Punch II

#485 – Power Blade 2

                                                                                                                                 The best boomerang in town, she is.                                                                                                              How’s Duke Nukem gonna get out of this one?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1992   The pen might be mightier than the sword, but the Power Blade smashes the pen into a dark, inky mess. … Continue reading #485 – Power Blade 2

#484 – Power Blade

                                                                    Twenty bucks that guy’s chin sharpened that boomerang- er, “blade.”                                                                                      Level 3 springs this horrible surprise on you without warning.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: ACTION RELEASE DATE: March 1991   Are you powerful enough to wield the almighty Power Blade?! Even if you think you can, … Continue reading #484 – Power Blade

#483 – Popeye

  The “Arcade Series”: lonely shmuck collecting points for no reason whatsoever. It’s like looking into a mirror!                                                                                                                                                                           Suck on that, Bluto!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: June 1986   Olive Oyl might be the most obnoxious damsel-in-distress ever. She’s loud, she’s rail-thin, and she’s … Continue reading #483 – Popeye

#482 – Platoon

                                                                                                                                                                                             Uh… really?                                                                                            Maybe you should get going, game. You ever think of that?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SunSoft DEVELOPER: Ocean GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: December 1988   What confused person green lit a licensed game based off of “Platoon”? Oliver Stone’s insane Vietnam epic might make for a good film, … Continue reading #482 – Platoon

#481 – Pirates!

                                                                                       Skeletons can grow beards?! Who says games don’t teach?                                                                                                                                                                                   I am so angry!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra Games DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Strategy RELEASE DATE: October 1991   The NES continues to surprise with this smashing port of the 1987 Commodore 64 game, Sid Meier’s Pirates!. Typically, computer ports on … Continue reading #481 – Pirates!