#368 – Life Force

                                                                                                                                                                          It’s coming for you…                                                                          I can’t believe this was on the NES. It looks amazing. PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: August 1988   Life Force isn’t just another good shmup that this quest dictates I review. Life Force is an exhilarating, challenging masterpiece that … Continue reading #368 – Life Force

#367 – Lethal Weapon

                                     Why yes, I believe I am getting too old for this s**t. Thank you for asking, gentlemen.                                              Riggs takes on Castro’s men, singlehandedly. Oppressors of freedom must be vanquished!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Ocean DEVELOPER: Eurocom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: April 1993   So many kids loved Lethal Weapon 3, … Continue reading #367 – Lethal Weapon

#366 – L’Empereur

                                                                                    Relive the past! That is NOT a request, private!                                                                                                                                        Plot a snooty French boot up your rear, Venice.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Koei DEVELOPER: Koei GENRE: Koei– er, historical turn-based sim RELEASE DATE: November 1991   Then again, who wouldn’t want to play as Napoleon and run around conquering … Continue reading #366 – L’Empereur

#365 – Legends of the Diamond: The Baseball Championship Game

                                                                                                               That is a serious pair of manly muttonchops.                                                                                                       Big B. Herman brings it home.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: January 1992   Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Hank Aaron, Honus Wagner, they’re all here! Some of these legends are crotchety, some zombified, but all … Continue reading #365 – Legends of the Diamond: The Baseball Championship Game

#364 – Legendary Wings

                                                                                                                       Dr. Robotnik looks really old and Greek.                                                                                                                Way to get “ahead.”   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: July 1988   Capcom was never one for a traditional futuristic shmup. In their particular brand, you’re either fighting Japanese, taking down the Old West, or in … Continue reading #364 – Legendary Wings

#363 – The Legend of Zelda

                                                                                                                                                            The original, imperial.                                                                                                                                              Link doing what he does best.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: August 1987   The Legend of Zelda is one of the original Nintendo’s most important and popular games. A million essays have been written on its greatness. Top-notch game … Continue reading #363 – The Legend of Zelda

#362 – The Legend of the Ghost Lion or Ghost Lion

                                                                    What’s Lita Ford doing with Siegfried and Roy’s lion?                                                               This little girl can dream and hope and stab with the best of them.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Kemco DEVELOPER: Kemco GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: October 1992   The opening scenes of The Legend of the Ghost Lion (or simply, Ghost … Continue reading #362 – The Legend of the Ghost Lion or Ghost Lion

#361 – The Legend of Kage

                                           The Japanese Barbers Guild take their hair-cutting methods TO THE EXTREME!                                                                                                       Climb that tree, pledge! Higher! ‘Til the wheels fall off!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: August 1987   I love the freewheeling spirit present in The Legend of Kage, but am still … Continue reading #361 – The Legend of Kage

#360 – Legacy of the Wizard

                                                                                                   A unique art style for an unusual adventure game.                                                                                                                    The knight has consumed my character.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Broderbund DEVELOPER: Falcom GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: April 1989   Legacy of the Wizard may not be the largest NES game, but it may be the most confusing, frustrating, and – … Continue reading #360 – Legacy of the Wizard

#359 – Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf

                                                                            There was a U.S. National Video Game Team?                                                                                       Probably one of the nicest looking golf games for the NES   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: SNK DEVELOPER: SNK GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: September 1988   If Lee Trevino ran at you with a nine-iron, you would do one of two things: … Continue reading #359 – Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf

#358 – The Last Starfighter

                                                                                                                             This cover is pure lies! Lies and hearsay!                                              It’s an innocent looking shmup that would stab you in the back if it ever got the chance!   PLAYERS:1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Graftgold GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: June 1990   The Last Starfighter isn’t based on “The Last Starfighter” film, … Continue reading #358 – The Last Starfighter

#357 – The Last Ninja

                                                                                   Just in case you were curious this is the “Game of the Year.”                                                                                                                                                      Sleepin’ like a baby.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: February 1991   For those who like their reviews with a side of history, stuff this into your hipster corn cob … Continue reading #357 – The Last Ninja