#399 – Maxi 15: Part 2

                                                                                  The final seven games reviewed for your bemusement!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous/alternating PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Various GENRE: Various RELEASE DATE: 1992                                                                                                                  STAKK’M                                                                                                                                    There’s that yum yum stakk’um I’ve been longing for.    Please won’t you stakk’m… for the children? This is another one of those “falling … Continue reading #399 – Maxi 15: Part 2

#399 – Maxi 15: Part 1

                                                  The Maxi 15 cartridge gives itself five out of five stars. “I’m awesome!” it declares.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous/alternating PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Various GENRE: Various RELEASE DATE: 1992   The unfortunately titled Maxi-15 takes it to the hoop with fifteen games of varying quality. All of the games, save for two … Continue reading #399 – Maxi 15: Part 1

#398 – Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu

                                                                             The lesson of this cover is that drunkards always come out on top.                                                                                                                                                              Gimme dem yin-yangs!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Color Dreams DEVELOPER: Sachen GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: 1989   Well, round about the Far East, there were these two fellers, Chu and Hu. Both were Masters with a … Continue reading #398 – Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu

#397 – Mario’s Time Machine

  Mario blissfully ignores Abraham Lincoln’s cries to turn the time machine around and pretend this game never existed.                                                            Ugh. They couldn’t even get the original Mario Bros. layout correct.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Software Toolworks DEVELOPER: Radical Entertainment GENRE: Edutainment RELEASE DATE: June 1994   Less than a year after Mario’s … Continue reading #397 – Mario’s Time Machine

#396 – Mario is Missing

                                            This cover makes Luigi look like an absolute idiot. HE’S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!                                               Excuse me, officer? I’d like to report a missing person – officer? OFFICER?!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Software Toolworks DEVELOPER: Radical Entertainment GENRE: Edutainment/Adventure RELEASE DATE: July 1993   Mario is missing, alright, along with the typical … Continue reading #396 – Mario is Missing

#395 – Mario Bros.

  I still don’t understand Nintendo of America’s need to replace the original goofy Mario Bros. Mario with the Super Mario Bros. Mario sprite. Continuity, sure, but it’s cooler to see how the character evolved.                                                                                                         This is more like it. Ah, sweet Famicom covers.                                                                                                                                          When sewers strike back…   … Continue reading #395 – Mario Bros.

#394 – Marble Madness

  “And here comes the black ball from the top and WHAM! Blue is off the field, with red narrowly avoiding destruction! What MADNESS have we just witnessed!”                                                                                                                        WEEEEE!!!!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Milton Bradley DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: March 1989   Marble Madness is all about controlling a … Continue reading #394 – Marble Madness

#393 – Mappy-Land

                                                        How did a mouse become a police officer in a land overrun with evil cats?                                                      There are almost always four ascending floors like this in each stage.  PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taxan DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: April 1989   Mice running away from cats, collecting wedding rings and baseballs, … Continue reading #393 – Mappy-Land

#392 – Maniac Mansion

                                                                                                                               I think this cover speaks for itself.                                                                                                                              Hi there!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Lucasfilms GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: September 1990                                                     I’m all for blowing up hamsters, but could you kids turn down that damn radio?! Maniac Mansion has always stood out from other point-and-click adventure games because … Continue reading #392 – Maniac Mansion

#391 – Major League Baseball

                                                                            “Enteractive” you say? The purposeful misspelling intrigues.                                                               That peach uniform really brings out the players’ natural blush.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: April 1988   There are approximately fifty trillion baseball games for the NES, and I can say, … Continue reading #391 – Major League Baseball

#390 – Magmax

                                                     Great cover for a disappointing game. Also, I could have used that shield.                                                                                                             Magmax, ladies and gentleman, in all its glory.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Nihon … Continue reading #390 – Magmax

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