Tag Archives: 1985

#353 – Kung-Fu

                                                                                                                                     Kung-Fu (warning: does not contain any actual kung-fu)     And by kicking over his opponent, Kung-Fu Man realized he would spend the rest of his days in a wheelchair.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Irem GENRE: Action/Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Kick, punch, it’s all in the mind. Or … Continue reading #353 – Kung-Fu

#293 – Ice Climber

                                                                                                                         That polar bear had it coming, I’m sure.     When you die, you turn into a snowflake! Not pictured: your character’s death or any sign of a snowflake.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1985   If there was ever a doubt that Nintendo didn’t … Continue reading #293 – Ice Climber

#283 – Hogan’s Alley

                                                                                        He’s really upset that you’ve decided to purchase this game.                                                                Look out! He’s got a cannon and he’s not wearing a shirt!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Light gun RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Hogan’s Alley is one of the original eighteen launch games, one of the … Continue reading #283 – Hogan’s Alley

#276 – Gyromite

                                                                                                                            Ah yes, the long-lived Robot Series.                     Eat some turnips, collect some dynamite, and be in bed before the sun goes down. That’s Gyromite!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade puzzle RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Gyromite is commonly known for being one of the only two … Continue reading #276 – Gyromite

#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

#213 – Excitebike

                                                                             Why yes, it does feel good to be a gangsta. Thank you for asking!                                                                                          I predict the most wonderful amount of chaos on this track.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Excitebike is a racing boss. Forget a “Cool Runnings”-esque … Continue reading #213 – Excitebike

#204 – Duck Hunt

                                                                                     Expect some snarkiness from your dog for that missed shot.                                                                                                                           Told ya.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Lightgun RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Many people remember Duck Hunt as the second game they ever played, after Super Mario Bros. For those that grew up with the combo … Continue reading #204 – Duck Hunt

#184 – Donkey Kong Jr. Math

                                                                                                                        “Education”     This is the game that no one asked for. Even Donkey Kong Jr.’s albino brother wants no part of the insanity.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Edutainment RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Is Donkey Kong Jr … Continue reading #184 – Donkey Kong Jr. Math

#140 – Clu Clu Land

                                                                                         That rupee design looks familiar…     Want to snag more points? Play two-player without another person. You’ll get bonus points at the end of each level, simply for completing it.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Before the NES, Nintendo was known for … Continue reading #140 – Clu Clu Land

BONUS ROUND! – Battle City (JPN)

                                                          Maniacal dictator not included. Also, NAMCOT? (thanks to MobyGames)   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Namco DEVELOPER: Namco GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: September 9, 1985   Battle City, for better and for worse, runs in my blood. I first saw my grandpa and my uncle playing it together when I was five years old … Continue reading BONUS ROUND! – Battle City (JPN)

#59 – Baseball

                                                                                                                   Vintage black NES covers are the best.                       When you get a home run, the crowd turns into little blinking Christmas lights. Ah, technology.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: October 1985   I grew up playing Baseball. It’s a simple, often boring game, but like … Continue reading #59 – Baseball