Tag Archives: 1985

#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

#724 – Wild Gunman

                                                                                                                                                                                          Yee-haw.                                                                                                                                        Wonder what’s under that blanket…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Light gun RELEASE DATE: October 1985   One of the original eighteen NES launch games and prominently featured in “Back to the Future Part II” as a point of ridicule, Wild Gunman is an antiquated shooting … Continue reading #724 – Wild Gunman

#652 – Tennis

                                                                                                                                        But… his shirt is blue in the game.                                                                                                                                                Mario reffin’ like he’s got a pair.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Twenty years before Wii Sports lit up retirement homes worldwide, Tennis was Nintendo’s first stab at the back-and-forth racket game. … Continue reading #652 – Tennis

#623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 4: Worlds 5-8

                                         Europe put a black border around the Japanese cover – pure genius!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Missed the previous posts? PART 1, PART 2, PART 3                                                                                                     World 5-1                                                                                                                                                   Three-fer Madness.   The Bullet Bill’s arrival marks the second half … Continue reading #623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 4: Worlds 5-8

#623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 3: Worlds 2-4

                                                                                                       Bowser and Toadstool/Peach have come a long way.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: October 1985                                                                                                     World 2-1                                                            The lack of oxygen doesn’t hold Mario back from dancing on a vine.   With the second world, Nintendo tweaks an important ground rule … Continue reading #623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 3: Worlds 2-4

#623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 2: World 1

                                                                                                                                                               In case you forgot…                                                                                                                                                Hooray! The title screen!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: October 1985                                                                          World 1-1 or “How Mario Got His Pilot Wings”                                                                                                       It happens to the best of us.   Mario starts off small and weak. … Continue reading #623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 2: World 1

#623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 1 – An Overview

                                                                                   The Lord of the Jump makes a significant, life-destroying error.                                                                   Bowser looked a lot more frightening back in the day.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: October 1985   The original Super Mario Bros. is one of the most analyzed and discussed games of … Continue reading #623 – Super Mario Bros. Part 1 – An Overview

#599 – Stack-Up

                                                        Stack it up, stack it in, let me begin, I came to win, stack on me, that’s a sin.                                                                                         There were moments of cold, there were flashes of light.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Robot-assisted mini-games RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Stack-Up is less a game … Continue reading #599 – Stack-Up

#477 – Pinball

                           Mario decided for the orange-and-blue ensemble. I want to know where he got orange shoes…                                                                                              The top half of the table, complete with marine animals!                                                                                             The bottom half of the table. Baby ducks equal stoppers!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Pinball RELEASE DATE: … Continue reading #477 – Pinball

#383 – Mach Rider

                                                                                     You’se a big, fine, Rider, won’t you back that thing up…                                                                                                             Desert racing is always the most extreme.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: HAL Labs GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: October 1985                                     As ground-breaking as Mach Rider probably felt in 1985, with its behind-the-cyclist view-point, impressive graphics, and surprisingly … Continue reading #383 – Mach Rider