#411 – Metal Gear

                                                                                                                                                  Metal Geeeeeeeeeeeeeear                                                                                                           Snake, forever alone. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ultra DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: June 1988   There’s no way to mention the words “Metal Gear” around a dedicated gamer without them busting out their best, over-enunciated Solid … Continue reading #411 – Metal Gear

#410 – Metal Fighter

  Step right up to Metal Fighter! See the incredible graphics and feel the superb action. You’ll think your eyeballs have squeezed right out of their sockets, or your money back!                                                                            All this fighting amongst metal… there has to be a better way!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Color Dreams DEVELOPER: Sachen/Joy Van … Continue reading #410 – Metal Fighter

#409 – Mermaids of Atlantis: The Riddle of the Magic Bubble

                                                                                                                                              I think I’ll pass, my dear.                                                                                      Bubbles for days, ya’ll… bubbles for days.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Panesian GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1991   Who doesn’t remember Bubble Bath Babes, the extremely rare, unlicensed nudie puzzle game? My review for it is one of the … Continue reading #409 – Mermaids of Atlantis: The Riddle of the Magic Bubble

#408 – Mendel Palace

                                                                                                                                                                 It’s ok to be horrified.                                                     Sumos are slow and heavy, but they can dish out the pain as well as you can.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft DEVELOPER: Game Freak GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1990   Mendel Palace is a psycho killer mind trip that could have … Continue reading #408 – Mendel Palace

#407 – Menace Beach

                                   That kid is so punk with his huge sunglasses, pink skateboard, and combed blond hair.                                           I’ve always wondered about those pesky ninjas by the beach. Most ungentleman-like.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Color Dreams DEVELOPER: Color Dreams GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: 1990   Menace Beach was awful enough when it had … Continue reading #407 – Menace Beach

#406 – Mega Man 6

                                                                    After five tries, Capcom finally crafts a worthwhile American cover.                                                                                                        The gang’s all here for the final Famicom entry.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: Between December 1993 and March 1994   Mega Man VI didn’t just mark the end of the series on the … Continue reading #406 – Mega Man 6

#405 – Mega Man 5

                                                        Does Mega Man have some sort of magical zapping power I’m unaware of?                                                                 Why mess with success?… Capcom, that’s not a rhetorical question.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1992   A mere eleven months after Mega Man IV was unleashed to disappoint the … Continue reading #405 – Mega Man 5

#404 – Mega Man 4

  After many years and many tears, Mega Man finally (mostly) resembles himself. I’m still concerned about that snail, though…                                                                                                                       Bright Man looks particularly befuddled.                                      Europe opted not to give a damn this go-round and settled with stealing the American cover.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: … Continue reading #404 – Mega Man 4

#403 – Mega Man 3

  With each cover, Capcom’s American artists slowly began to understand how Mega Man really looks.                                                                                               Of course, the Japanese covers are always great.                                                                                                 Mit Passwort? Das ist wunderbar!    PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: November 1990   THE INTRO   Compared to the ambitious … Continue reading #403 – Mega Man 3

#402 – Mega Man 2

  Well… getting better, anyway. Mega Man looks like a grizzled old cop, but other than that, pretty solid.                                                                                             Fantastic cover art, yet again, for the Famicom version.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: June 1989   The original Mega Man may have kicked off the series, … Continue reading #402 – Mega Man 2

Mega Man Week has turned into Ongoing Mega Man Updates!

  Hello fellow Mega Man connoisseurs!     Today, thanks to my E-Tank filled with coffee and determination, I have vanquished Mega Man 2 and am eager to write about it. HOWEVER, reviewing Mega Man 1 was quite the undertaking; much more so than I had originally anticipated. Couple that with a strangely busy work … Continue reading Mega Man Week has turned into Ongoing Mega Man Updates!

#401 – Mega Man – Part 2 of 2

                                                            The PAL cover… still far superior to Pops Lumpy on the American cover.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE:  December 1987   Instead of Mega Man’s typical eight bosses, there are only six here: Bomb Man, Guts Man, Cut Man, Elec Man, Ice Man, and Fire Man. You … Continue reading #401 – Mega Man – Part 2 of 2

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