#450 – Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom

                                                                                                                            Ryu set fire to the rain before it was cool.                                                    Ninja Gaiden III might be (more) difficult, but it’s the best-looking game of the series.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: August 1991   Ninja Gaiden III is the bad boy of the trilogy, complete … Continue reading #450 – Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom

#449 – Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

                                                          I still have the original box for this game. Glad I do. The cover art is fantastic.                                                                                             One of my favorite levels. The snow, children! The snow!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Action platformer RELEASE DATE: April 1990   Ninja Gaiden didn’t hold back. From the cut-scenes … Continue reading #449 – Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

#448 – Ninja Gaiden

                                                                                       Ryu leaves New York in flames? Yeah, I could see that.                                                                                             All they want is some kisses. Some flaming sword kisses.*   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Action platformer RELEASE DATE: March 1989   Until Ninja Gaiden was released, 8-bit gamers had to get their story fix from … Continue reading #448 – Ninja Gaiden

DECEMBER 2012 – Site updates, ahoy hoy!

  Happy December 1st, all! November came and went with a lot of changes to Questicle.net. First, Questicle.blogspot.com is now Questicle.net! It may seem like a small thing, but I’m thrilled that the site has its own address now, free of any clunky attachments. Second, I have a Twitter. I’m meeting lots of interesting people … Continue reading DECEMBER 2012 – Site updates, ahoy hoy!

#447 – Ninja Crusaders

  Well, I can see why nobody bothered to give this game a test drive, back in the Blockbuster era. Compared to Ryu Hayabusa’s rugged good looks, these ninjas are quite fugly.                                                                                                           Ninjas underwater? Now I’ve seen everything!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Sammy Studios DEVELOPER: NMK GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December … Continue reading #447 – Ninja Crusaders

#18 – The Adventures of Captain Comic

                              All gamers want a crotch shot of a dope in a spacesuit, right? Ugh, Color Dreams, come on.                                                             You play as a creeper in the local park. Luckily, the wildlife are on to you.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Color Dreams DEVELOPER: Michael Denio GENRE: Action platformer RELEASE DATE: 1989   … Continue reading #18 – The Adventures of Captain Comic

#445 – Nightshade

                                                                                                                                                               CURSE YOU, ANUBIS!     Every character is uniquely designed. It’s a nice break from the never-ending clones that typically populate games.*   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Point-and-click adventure RELEASE DATE: January 1992   Despite taking its name from a toxic flower, Nightshade truly is a breath of fresh … Continue reading #445 – Nightshade

#444 – Nightmare on Elm Street

                                 Four score and seven meltings ago, Freddy was just a humble school janitor, living the dream.                                                                                                                           Snakes are no match for your red jumpsuit. HIKEEBA!   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: October 1990   I’ve given decent scores … Continue reading #444 – Nightmare on Elm Street

#443 – Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing

                                                                        That red blurb is what text looks like when you read it at 200 km/hr.     Unsurprisingly, Japan has one of the hardest tracks to complete. You’ll need lots of practice before you succeed here.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Gremlin Graphics GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: October 1993   I discovered … Continue reading #443 – Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing

#442 – NFL Football

                                                                                        That is one awful pseudo-painting there. Also, FOOTBALL!                                                                                                             AND I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THA-A-ANG!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: September 1989   I have some readers out there who are sports fans, so let me just say, I’m sorry. While I … Continue reading #442 – NFL Football

#441 – NES Play Action Football

                                                                                                         Stars and stripes forever, hopefully not forever.                                                                                                                                           The Power Bowl, brought to you by High Society.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous (Multitap time!) PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: September 1990   It’s probably wrong for a non-football fan to review a football game, but despite what my … Continue reading #441 – NES Play Action Football

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