Another horrifying cover to scare children into submission. Did anyone think this would endear the game to children or parents? The chef is thinking about nothing in particular, when out of the cupboard…. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: EIM GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: October 1992 Panic Restaurant is very … Continue reading #468 – Panic Restaurant
You have every right to be terrified. Perhaps the most disturbing of all Nintendo covers. Look at those imposing rows of dice! But check out my sweet combo at the bottom… oh my, yes. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Hot-B DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: November 1990 From … Continue reading #467 – Palamedes
Hey ya’ll, I hate going more than a couple days between reviews, so I’ll let you know the skinny, shee? My parents have been in town for the past week, and since I don’t see them very often, their presence has preoccupied my attention. Good times? Indeed. The regular reviewing frenzy commences … Continue reading Update ahoy!
The Green Ghost is all, “Oh snap!” and Pac-Man was like “Ya ta!” Pac-Man! You can’t jump into a wall! Use your new found eyes properly! PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tengen DEVELOPER: Westwood Associates GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: 1991 Ever wonder what it would be like to play Pac-Man…IN … Continue reading #466 – Pac-Mania
This is probably the version you didn’t play. Pac-Man shows the ghosts that chasing him is not the path to enlightenment. Good morning, starshine! PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Tengen/Namco DEVELOPER: Namco GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: 1987 (Tengen)/ November 1993 (Namco) Pac-Man was the first recognizable … Continue reading #465 – Pac-Man (Tengen/Namco)
What a tease! Prisoners of War isn’t two-player at all! Look at all those spare knives just laying there, begging to be thrown at someone! PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1989 SNK have a real obsession with war, don’t they? They’ve developed … Continue reading #464 – P.O.W.: Prisoners of War
This reeks of “Star Trek,” long nights of developing/programming, and cheap booze. Before you can hunt the P’Radikans, you must destroy the dreaded P’Retzel Ships of Saltsnack5! PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Color Dreams DEVELOPER: Color Dreams GENRE: Shmup sim, sorta RELEASE DATE: 1990 Hot off the heels of the … Continue reading #463 – P’Radikus Conflict
Hello vigilant readers! First off, thanks for all of your support. I just passed 100,000 views earlier this morning! Quite a landmark, considering that I only started advertising the site about two months ago. As you’ve probably noticed by this point, I have a hip new background and a link bar up at … Continue reading 2013 – it’s basically here.
Good night, Cleveland! Yes, we did rock your face! Starbase lords their wealth over all the other lowlier planets. Their uppance will come soon enough! PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Virgin Games DEVELOPER: Probe GENRE: Real-time strategy RELEASE DATE: January 1993 Koei might be The One Strategy Game Developer to … Continue reading #462 – Overlord
It’s sponsored by Merlin! It’s anyone’s game at this point… but probably white’s. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: HAL Labs GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: December 1988 From the smoke-stained Sixties backgrounds to the antiquated pseudo-checkers gameplay, Othello proudly displays its grandmotherly leanings. But don’t let the old-fashioned … Continue reading #461 – Othello
KROHNNNNNNN!!!! Level 01, the circliest of all the levels PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Software Toolworks GENRE: Pong/”puzzle” RELEASE DATE: October 1990 Orb 3D should have been called Pong II: Now With Objectives and Stuff because that’s pretty much what it is. There’s a story about an … Continue reading #460 – Orb 3D
Greetings and happy holidays to all! I hope everyone has a great day or two off. I’ll be back the 26th with a review of Orb 3D. If we’re lucky, it’ll be my favorite NES game of all time. Until then, enjoy your families, play lots of games, and be thankful for all … Continue reading Happy Holidays!