#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

#401 – Mega Man – Part 1 of 2

  Tron? Blade Runner? A gay porn? What was Capcom’s inspiration and motive behind this most atrocious of covers?                                            Once again, Japan brings it on home with this excellent – and accurate – Famicom cover.   Did you see that cover for Mega Man? Of course you have, dozens of times, and … Continue reading #401 – Mega Man – Part 1 of 2

#400 – Mechanized Attack

                                                                                            I’ve had a vendetta against dogs and divers for years…                                                                                                              Your battleship can’t help you now, unholy diver!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Light Gun RELEASE DATE: June 1990   In the late 80s and early 90s, the arcade scene was exploding with shooting games. These were … Continue reading #400 – Mechanized Attack

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