#420 – Might & Magic: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

                                                                                      This is one gnarly looking cover. Why is your party pint-size?                                                   Go ahead, Fighters… see what happens when you waltz down that corridor.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: G-Amusements GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: August 1992   Unless you like your RPGs on the slower end, my guess is, … Continue reading #420 – Might & Magic: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

#419 – MiG 29 Soviet Fighter

                                                                                                                      If Thor approves, how can you say no?                                                             Heavy amounts of shrapnel and propaganda went into assembling this game.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Camerica DEVELOPER: Codemasters GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: 1992   Codemasters shows off their illegal programming prowess yet again in this spectacular Communist on-rails shooter. The name … Continue reading #419 – MiG 29 Soviet Fighter

#418 – Micro Machines

                                                                                                                                                                        Go get you some.                                                                                                                      The treacherous Waffle Crossing of yore!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Camerica DEVELOPER: Codemasters GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: 1991   Leave it to Codemasters, the masters of unlicensing things, to pick up the license for Micro Machines, then make it into an unlicensed game. LICENSES, HOW … Continue reading #418 – Micro Machines

#417 – Mickey’s Safari in Letterland

                                                                                                                               Mickey TALKS! Man, does he talk…                                                                                                                       Poaching is one of Mickey’s many talents.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Edutainment/Early Childhood RELEASE DATE: March 1993   Before Mickey decided that capturing numbers was more his bag, he traveled all across Letterland in search of the missing … Continue reading #417 – Mickey’s Safari in Letterland

#416 – Mickey’s Adventure in Numberland

                                                                                                                                 From ages dumb to vaguely aware.                                                         Mickey brushing up on his b-ball while trying to find the number 1. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Edutainment RELEASE DATE: March 1994   Mickey as a character is an open canvas, a lifeless, albeit recognizable, personality. His amorphous identity … Continue reading #416 – Mickey’s Adventure in Numberland

#415 – Mickey Mousecapade

                                  I applaud this cover, both for being awesome and for having very little to do with the game.                                                  Mickey and Minnie’s house is in shambles. Rebuild lest their marriage be torn in twain. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Arcade/Action RELEASE DATE: October 1988   Capcom’s Disney games … Continue reading #415 – Mickey Mousecapade

#414 – Michael Andretti’s World Grand Prix

                                                                          Michael Andretti came to party responsibility, hence the almost-mullet.                                                                                                                                                                              Go man, go! PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: Human GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: June 1990   I’m not sure what right a hardcore F1 simulator has in being on a system like the NES. Racing simulators are designed to … Continue reading #414 – Michael Andretti’s World Grand Prix

#413 – Metal Storm

                                                                That mech design brings me back to the glory days of Japanese robots.                                                                                                      Let’s just say, Metal Storm don’t want no scrubs.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Irem DEVELOPER: Tamtex GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: February 1991   The name “Metal Storm” screams late 80s metal festival with bands like Ratt, Poison, … Continue reading #413 – Metal Storm

#412 – Metal Mech: Man or Machine

                                                                                                                                        They’re the original odd couple!                                                                                                          Solid graphics can’t save this snoozeburger.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: March 1991   Metal Mech is the definition of a pointless game where nothing really happens. You star as Joe Q. Sixpack, a renegade fighter who’s attached … Continue reading #412 – Metal Mech: Man or Machine

#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

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