#333 – Karnov

                                                                          Karnov smashes through every single era of time with his Iron Fists!                                                                            When Karnov aches, he turns blue. No amount of ‘K’s will cure him.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: SAS Sakata GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: January 1988   Karnov is a soulless, heartless brute of a game, … Continue reading #333 – Karnov

#332 – The Karate Kid

                              Master the Martial Arts! Apparently, in LJN’s fractured worldview, there’s only one kind.                                                                                                                                                          Go ninja, go ninja, GO! PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous/alternating PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Platformer/Action RELEASE DATE: November 1987   The Karate Kid was one of LJN’s first attempts to destroy a beloved movie franchise, and to that … Continue reading #332 – The Karate Kid

#331 – Karate Champ

                                                                                               For better or for worse, this image sums up the game.                                                                                                                                                         It’s a Muppet Jamboree!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: SAS Sakata GENRE: Fighting RELEASE DATE: November 1986   More like Karate Chump, amirite brahs? I don’t care if Karate Champ was one of the first … Continue reading #331 – Karate Champ

#330 – Kabuki Quantum Fighter

                                                                                                 Until I find the righteous one… Computer Blue.                                                                                       I bet most men wish their hair was that strong and springy.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: HAL Labs DEVELOPER: Human Entertainment GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: January 1991   Kabuki Quantum Fighter may be one of the most over-the-top Japanese games I’ve heretofore … Continue reading #330 – Kabuki Quantum Fighter

#329 – Jurassic Park

                                                                             This might be one of my favorite logos of all time, no foolsies.                           Don’t even bother killing those little buggers. IT AIN’T WORTH IT, GRANT! IT AIN’T WORTH IT!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Ocean DEVELOPER: Ocean GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: June 1993   “Welcome… to Jurassic Park.” Talk about … Continue reading #329 – Jurassic Park

#328 – The Jungle Book

                                                                                              Here comes Mowgli’s big honkin’ feet to save the day!                                                               You must climb vines to progress in the game (vines sold separately).   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Virgin Interactive DEVELOPER: Virgin Interactive GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: August 1994   And so, Capcom’s reign as Disney’s go-to developer comes to an end … Continue reading #328 – The Jungle Book

#327 – Joust

                                                               The world may be ending, but decency and order still need to be maintained.                                                                                                       Some developers just want to watch the world burn.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: HAL DEVELOPER: Williams Electronics (port by HAL) GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1988   Joust, my friends. Joust. Because when … Continue reading #327 – Joust

#326 – Journey to Silius

  Unfortunately, the presence of the main character and the robot enemy ruin this otherwise brilliant minimalist cover.     Journey to Silius resembles Mega Man in terms of aggressive shooting gameplay and, at times, overwhelming difficulty.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sunsoft DEVELOPER: Tokai Engineering GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: September 1990   Rescuing princesses?! Hah! … Continue reading #326 – Journey to Silius

#325 – Joshua & The Battle Of Jericho

                                                           The Wall looks like it’s going to crush the horn players. Out of the way, chaps!                                                                                                          Joshua has a bit more beard than the heathens. PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Wisdom Tree DEVELOPER: Wisdom Tree GENRE: Arcade/puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1992   Wisdom Tree’s re-interpretation of biblical stories is either pseudo-artistic gold … Continue reading #325 – Joshua & The Battle Of Jericho

#324 – Jordan Vs. Bird: One On One

                                                                                                                 This could have been a Wheaties cover…                                                                                                                                     Jordan showing off for the judges.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Milton Bradley DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: August 1989   When two basketball heavyweights from the 80s and early 90s sell their names to a video game, you know they made … Continue reading #324 – Jordan Vs. Bird: One On One

#323 – John Elway’s Quarterback

                                                                        ‘Cause nothing sells a game like a goofy dude sneering at his audience!                                                    All those extra, discarded “Lost in Space” robots had to go somewhere…   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1989   For someone who actively dislikes football, nothing raises the … Continue reading #323 – John Elway’s Quarterback

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