#713 – WCW: World Championship Wrestling

                                                                                                                                         Did this look intimidating in 1990?                                                      That’s me in the corner/That’s me on the ground/curled/losing lots of bloood.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Nichibutsu GENRE: Wrestling RELEASE DATE: April 1990   Not even the talents of Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat can save WCW Wrestling from making a spectacle … Continue reading #713 – WCW: World Championship Wrestling

#712 – Wayne’s World

                                                                                                                                          Is that a handbag next to Wayne?                                                                                                                                                                                             No way.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Radical Entertainment GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1993   What could a Wayne’s World game entail, you ask? A most reasonable question, given that neither of the “Wayne’s World” films lent themselves readily to game … Continue reading #712 – Wayne’s World

#711 – Wayne Gretzky Hockey

                                                             “This Game is For Advanced Players”? I’d say This Game is For No One.                                                                                                           Where’s Gretzky? WE CAME FOR GRETZKY!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Bethesda Softworks GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: January 1991   “What the hell’s going on?” is not a phrase one wants to utter during … Continue reading #711 – Wayne Gretzky Hockey

#710 – Wario’s Woods

                                                                                                                                                                                        Get ’em, Toad.                                                                                                                                                                                         Well, shucks.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: December 1994   Wario’s Woods would probably be a minor footnote in Nintendo’s history, if it didn’t bear the distinction of being the last officially licensed title for the NES. December 10th1994 was … Continue reading #710 – Wario’s Woods

#709 – Wally Bear and the NO! Gang

  Rats are so desperate to kill Wally Bear that they’ll throw cartoon bombs at him in broad daylight. Slow your roll, Wally!                                                                                                                                                          Just say NO to ancient evil.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: American Game Cartridges GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: 1992   Wally Bear and the NO! … Continue reading #709 – Wally Bear and the NO! Gang

#708 – Wall Street Kid

                            This is a fun cover. It’d be great if the “Top Secret” briefcase had green bills coming out the sides.                                                                                               That’s odd… I don’t remember any giant cockroaches in 1990.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Sofel DEVELOPER: Sofel GENRE: Simulation RELEASE DATE: June 1990   Before 1990, only elite stock … Continue reading #708 – Wall Street Kid

#707 – Wacky Races

                                                                                                                          Is Dastardly showing Muttley the future?                                                             This reminds me of a game with another hairy, barrel-chested individual.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Atlus DEVELOPER: Atlus GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: May 1992   Strap on your helmet and safety goggles for Wacky Races, inspired by the Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name. … Continue reading #707 – Wacky Races

#706 – Volleyball

                                                                       Wipe those smiles off your faces! Nobody’s enjoying themselves here!                                                                                                                          A more pathetic display I’ve never seen.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1987   Volleyball makes you feel like you’ve never played a game before. After team U.S.A. – my pride and … Continue reading #706 – Volleyball

#705 – Vindicators

                                                                                                         This cover is bonkers compared to the actual game.                                                                                                                                                                 I expected less pastels.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tengen DEVELOPER: Westwood Studios GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: 1988   Vindicators is the story of a space tank’s constant fight for survival. Literally, all you do in this game is shoot other … Continue reading #705 – Vindicators

#704 – Videomation

                                                                                                                                                            Tiger sold separately.                                                                                                                                                          That’ll be a thousand dollars.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Western Technologies GENRE: “Not a game! A Drawing and Animation System!” RELEASE DATE: June 1991   Unlike the glorified coloring book, Color a Dinosaur, Videomation allows you to draw your own dinosaurs; ones that don’t resemble … Continue reading #704 – Videomation

#703 – Vice: Project Doom

                                                                                                                                        “Only this gun can save us now!”                                                                                                                                                    Jack Skellington guest stars.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: Aicom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: November 1991   Vice: Project Doom may as well have been called Ninja Gaiden: Let’s Get Silly. Vice borrows liberally from the storied trilogy, including but not … Continue reading #703 – Vice: Project Doom

#702 – Venice Beach Volleyball

                                                                                                                                                   Sharks can’t play volleyball.                                                                                                                                                          Crabs can’t play either.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: Idea-Tek GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: 1991   Venice Beach Volleyball is your standard back-and-forth volleyball throwdown, complete with salacious cover. There’s four teams – two male, two female – to choose from, each … Continue reading #702 – Venice Beach Volleyball

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