#263 – Golf Grand Slam

                               This is a far cry from Atlus’ future, where demon summoners and angsty teens roam the earth.                                                                                                                                      A grand slam for the ages. Take that, Denny’s.   PLAYERS: 1-4 alternating PUBLISHER: Atlus DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: December 1991   Despite Nintendo’s attempt to destroy the sport of golf … Continue reading #263 – Golf Grand Slam

#262 – Golf

  Mario soon lost some weight and shrank in stature. Princess Peach remained committed to him, stunning millions in the Mushroom Kingdom.                                                                                           I expected good things. Good things I did not receive.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1985    Open wide for some… golf? … Continue reading #262 – Golf

#114 – Capcom’s Gold Medal Challenge ’92

                                                                                                                                                                Um… thanks Capcom?                                                                                                 Oh I see, this is the real cover! Look, it’s Balrog!                                                                                                                     Get ready to pummel the tips of your fingers!   PLAYERS: 1-8 alternating PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: August 1992   Gold Medal Challenge was released to coincide with the … Continue reading #114 – Capcom’s Gold Medal Challenge ’92

#260 – Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters

                             SPOILER ALERT! The game is awful, but this cover is amazing. Godzilla looks truly terrifying.                                                  I’m all for precursors to Advance Wars, but not when my beloved Godzilla is involved.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Toho DEVELOPER: Toho GENRE: Strategy RELEASE DATE: February 1992   Godzilla 2 sees developer Toho starting … Continue reading #260 – Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters

#259 – Godzilla: Monster of Monsters

                               Ah, the Nuclear Age was a real treat, wasn’t it? Good thing society has moved on… oh wait.                                                                                        Godzilla kicks rocks. They had it comin’.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Toho DEVELOPER: Compile GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1989   I’m not sure if kids today appreciate Godzilla as much as … Continue reading #259 – Godzilla: Monster of Monsters

#258 – Goal! Two

                                                            Those shorts are several inches too high for most tastes.                                                                                                            Hey look! Soccer!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: November 1992   Sequels are supposed to improve things in a series, not make you hate the game more. Goal! Two apparently didn’t get the memo … Continue reading #258 – Goal! Two

#257 – Goal!

                                                                                                Is that kid flinging us the bird?                                                                Wow, look at that there… not sure what’s happening.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1989   If you suck at soccer and you know it, clap your hands! I used to love soccer when I … Continue reading #257 – Goal!

#256 – Ghoul School

  Can you believe admission to this place is $20,000 a year? I better learn so much, my brain literally explodes with knowledge.                                                                                   Well, somebody’s been up all night studying.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Electro Brain DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: March 1992   You are random Joe Gamer, Esq. at … Continue reading #256 – Ghoul School

#255 – Ghosts ‘N Goblins

                                                    Brilliant box art, but high resolution graphics? Nice try, Capcom.                                                                                                Tuck those boxers into your armor, Arthur, it’s go time!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Micronics GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: November 1986   Ghosts ‘N Goblins: you play as a knight named Arthur and your goal is to … Continue reading #255 – Ghosts ‘N Goblins

#254 – Ghostbusters II

  I think Dan Aykroyd makes his own vodka now. “Two shots and you won’t be afraid of no ghosts, or your stomach contents back!”                                 Dan Aykroyd: “Alright, boys, we’re going to drink my vodka until this game’s playable!”   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: April … Continue reading #254 – Ghostbusters II

#253 – Ghostbusters

                                                                                                                                                  I am very much afraid of these ghosts.                                                       Make yourself comfortable. The predominant gameplay, believe it or not, is driving.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Bits Laboratory GENRE: Driving/Arcade/Action RELEASE DATE: October 1988   You know what a Ghostbusters game should be? A side-scrolling action game with, oh, six … Continue reading #253 – Ghostbusters

#252 – Genghis Khan

  “A best seller in Japan,” at a time when that declaration meant something. Once again, an awesome cover.                                                                                                                              Not sickness… NOT SICKNESS!!!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Koei DEVELOPER: Koei GENRE: Strategy RELEASE DATE: January 1990   This quote is taken directly from the Genghis Khan instruction manual: “In Koei simulation games, … Continue reading #252 – Genghis Khan

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