#440 – NES Open Tournament Golf

                                                                                                                     Monty Mole? What are you doing here?                                                                                                   Swing and a sploosh, Mario.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: September 1991   The original Golf was Nintendo’s attempt to put their mustachioed stamp on one of Japan’s most beloved sports. It was a miserable failure. … Continue reading #440 – NES Open Tournament Golf

#439 – NARC

                                    “No one had the guts…” to do what, exactly? Port this game with working code?                                       One renegade NARC agent decides to wean down the homeless population of the city.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim Entertainment DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Action/Arcade RELEASE DATE: August 1990   Despite never seeing NARC in … Continue reading #439 – NARC

#438 – Mystery Quest

                                                                                                Don’t worry, this isn’t the precursor to Quest 64.                                                                                    Two enemies at once? Someone take a screenshot of this!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: Carry Lab GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: April 1989   I’d much rather play a slightly boring Japanese game than a slightly boring American game, if … Continue reading #438 – Mystery Quest

#437 – The Mutant Virus: Crisis in a Computer World

                                                                                                       Booger Man fights against mutant snot rockets!                                    The take-home message from Mutant Virus is that purple always triumphs over light blue.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Softworks DEVELOPER: Rocket Science Production GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: April 1992   Mutant Virus is a generic title, isn’t it? I’m assuming that’s why … Continue reading #437 – The Mutant Virus: Crisis in a Computer World

#435 – Motor City Patrol

                          Would a toy company make a video game in order to sell more toys to sell more videogames? Wah?                                                              I could take pretty much any screenshot and it would look about this thrilling.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Matchbox International DEVELOPER: Source Research & Development GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: January 1992 … Continue reading #435 – Motor City Patrol

#434 – Moon Ranger

                                                                                                “No deal, McCutchin. That moon money’s mine!”                                                                                                 Ugh… what are those things, space snot? C’mon, America, show some class.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bunch Games DEVELOPER: Odyssey Software GENRE: Platforming-shmup-racer (not nearly as cool as it should be) RELEASE DATE: January 1990   The “Moon Ranger” in question is … Continue reading #434 – Moon Ranger

#433 – Monster Truck Rally

                                                                                                                                                           Those poor sedans…                                                                             This event is called the Bog. It’s aptly named.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: INTV DEVELOPER: INTV GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: September 1991   Monster Truck Rally promises hi-octane fury with all the big tires, crushed cars, and overblown testosterone that you can handle. Sadly, it delivers … Continue reading #433 – Monster Truck Rally

#432 – Monster Party

                                                                                                                                                                        The gang’s all here!                                                                Wander far enough into the level and this happens. Believe it or not, this is a licensed game.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: Human Entertainment GENRE: Action platformer RELEASE DATE: June 1989   At the heart of Monster Party is a boy, a baseball bat, … Continue reading #432 – Monster Party

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