#322 – Joe & Mac

                  Who’d want to rescue the neanderthal equivalent of Kate Capshaw from “Temple of Doom” anyway?     The graphics have a certain Bonk flavor to them, but Joe and Mac doesn’t even begin to approach the depth of Bonk.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: Elite Systems GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: … Continue reading #322 – Joe & Mac

#321 – Jimmy Connors Tennis

                                                                                                      “The vertigo is ripping me apart!”                                                        This screen needs 100% more Mario as referee and 100% less Jimmy Connors Tennis.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Ubisoft … Continue reading #321 – Jimmy Connors Tennis


  Hello all, I recently conducted an interview with my associate, David, over at brainerdrainer.wordpress.com. You should check it out here and while you’re there, check out his original articles/musical compositions as well. Good stuff!   Thanks for obliging this shameless plug.   Cheers, Dylan    

#320 – Jim Henson’s Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival

                                                                                           Miss Piggy weighs at least fifty pounds heavier than that.                                                                                                                                                     Welcome to your doom.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Mind’s Eye GENRE: Early Childhood RELEASE DATE: November 1990   “So you see I’ve got a funny face/I’ve got no worries.” This is a line … Continue reading #320 – Jim Henson’s Muppet Adventure: Chaos at the Carnival

#319 – The Jetsons: Cogswell’s Caper

  “You see this cog, Jetson? I want it put back on my grandfather clock before sundown! And stop playing with company property!”                                                                                                                                                       The very definition of “derp”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Natsume GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1992   I’ve never liked “The Jetsons” and I don’t plan on … Continue reading #319 – The Jetsons: Cogswell’s Caper

TRIPLE THREAT – #316, #317, #318 – Jeopardy!, Jeopardy! 25th Anniversary Edition, Jeopardy! Junior Edition

                                                                                                                        Where’s Trebek? We have a score to settle…                                                                                                          TREBEK! I know you’re hiding behind that podium!                                                                                               Cowering behind children, eh Trebek? You make me sick…                                                                                                                                                It’s “Jeopardy!” alright.   PLAYERS: 1-3 alternating PUBLISHER: Gametek DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Game show … Continue reading TRIPLE THREAT – #316, #317, #318 – Jeopardy!, Jeopardy! 25th Anniversary Edition, Jeopardy! Junior Edition

#315 – Jaws

                                                                                                                                        This time, as opposed to last time?                                                                                 You haven’t lived until you’ve destroyed the creatures of the sea.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Westone Bit Entertainment GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: November 1987   Jaws is not the only video game based on the “Jaws” book and movie series (hello … Continue reading #315 – Jaws

#314 – James Bond Jr.

                                                                       Sometimes even the 90s can be wrong. This is one of those times.                                                                                                                   Well, I’m horrified.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Eurocom GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: September 1991   Not to be confused with Ian Fleming’s masterful creation James Bond (Sr.) or the dimwitted fish knock-off James Pond, James … Continue reading #314 – James Bond Jr.

#313 – Jackie Chan’s Action Kung-Fu

                                          Perhaps the game would have sold better if Jackie Chan’s body possessed a neck.                                                  Not even Buddha will be spared in Jackie Chan’s destructive wake.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft DEVELOPER: Now Production GENRE: Action/Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1990   Say what you will about Jackie Chan’s career post-Rush … Continue reading #313 – Jackie Chan’s Action Kung-Fu

#312 – Jackal

                                                                                                The gunner has issues with the title of the game.                                                                                                                PROTIP: Explosions easily destroy walls.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: September 1988   You crazy for this one, Konami! Jackal is every ridiculous action movie from the 80s all rolled into one feel-good … Continue reading #312 – Jackal

#311 – Jack Nicklaus’ Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf

                                                           Mr. Nicklaus is thinking, “If I make this shot, I can get my face on a tea can.”                                                            You don’t have a choice: you must play as Mr. Nicklaus!!!   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Sculptured Software (port by Konami) GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1990   When I … Continue reading #311 – Jack Nicklaus’ Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf

#310 – Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off-Road

                                                                                                                           Four-player ACTION ACTION ACTION!                                                                                                         They’re so cute and dirty.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tradewest DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: April 1990   Do you know how silly it feels to write out that title? You should give it a try sometime. Mr. Stewart’s vanity forces him to have … Continue reading #310 – Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off-Road