#737 – Wrecking Crew

                                                              Mario’s seen better days, but his hammer strikes are steadfast and true.                                                                                                           Cinch that belt, Mario. Ya ain’t seen nuttin yet.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Mario and Luigi trade their plumber tools and jumping abilities for giant hammers and … Continue reading #737 – Wrecking Crew

#736 – Wrath of the Black Manta

                                                                    The Black Manta looks… less than intimidating here.                                                                                                                                         “Here I go again ON MY OWN!”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: AI GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: April 1990   The Black Manta’s wrath burns for El Toro, the mysterious ringleader of a kidnapping cartel. You’re armed with a never … Continue reading #736 – Wrath of the Black Manta

#735 – World Games

                                                                        “Gentlemen, with our powers combined, we could rule this world!”                                                                                                  The pelican watches the stupid man with great interest.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Milton Bradley DEVELOPER: Epyx (Ported by Rare) GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1989   World Games may have united gamers from all nations when it debuted in … Continue reading #735 – World Games

#734/#600 – World Class Track Meet/Stadium Events

                      If you have a boxed copy of this, you should come over so we can fawn over it together.     If you have a boxed copy of this, you obtained it from a sorcerer – or a scam artist. No box was ever made for this game.     Those stairs represent … Continue reading #734/#600 – World Class Track Meet/Stadium Events

#733 – World Champ

                                                                                                                                               Tike Myson takes on Mittle Lac!                                                                                                                                                                        I just wanted it more.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Romstar DEVELOPER: Pixel GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: April 1991   I don’t expect much from boxing games that don’t have the words “Punch” … Continue reading #733 – World Champ

#732 – Wolverine

                                                                                  Sabretooth looks like a hairier adult version of Jonny Quest.                                                                                                                                                           Your most fearsome foe.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1991   Wolverine is a disgrace to the character it’s named after (I am aware ‘after’ is a preposition at the end of … Continue reading #732 – Wolverine

#731 – Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power

                                              We’re calling out the big guns: Gandalf, Robin Hood, and the, uh… Prince of Persia.                                                                            Surely those green gargoyles don’t enjoy being used as platforms.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: March 1992   Nah, I didn’t forget to review Wizards & Warriors II. Here … Continue reading #731 – Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power

#730 – Wizards & Warriors

                                                                                                                                  I tell you, my locks will not be tamed!                                                                                         Kuros is hot-blooded, but there’s no need to check and see.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1987   If you were a knight at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, you might act … Continue reading #730 – Wizards & Warriors

#729 – Wizardry: Knight of Diamonds – the Second Scenario

                                                                                                                           No quips necessary. This is a great cover.                                                                                                              These rabbits tore my company apart. Truth.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: ASCII Entertainment DEVELOPER: Game Studio GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: April 1992   “Second Scenario” indeed. Wizardry: Knight of Diamonds isn’t so much a sequel as it is a slight upgrade over … Continue reading #729 – Wizardry: Knight of Diamonds – the Second Scenario

#728 – Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

                                                                                               Tell me more about this Game Save Memory Feature!                                                                                                                                      Take back what’s yours, bolshoi.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nexoft DEVELOPER: Game Studio GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: July 1990   If you don’t know about the Wizardry series, here’s a brief breakdown: it’s one of the most influential RPGs of all … Continue reading #728 – Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

#727 – Winter Games

                                                                                                                                                                     Computer World.                                                                                                                      Enjoy the attention while it lasts, honey.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Atelier Double GENRE: Minigames RELEASE DATE: September 1987   The best part about Winter Games might be the snazzy retro box art. Look at it! It feels Kraftwerkian in its color choice of deep blue … Continue reading #727 – Winter Games

#726 – Win, Lose, or Draw

                                                                                                                                   Well, doesn’t that look like a treat.                                                                                                                                                   It doesn’t fit, but it’s the truth.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: RSP GENRE: Game show RELEASE DATE: March 1990   Win, Lose, or Draw sounds snappier than Win, Lose AND Draw, though the latter is more accurate. No matter … Continue reading #726 – Win, Lose, or Draw

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