Tag Archives: 1990

By Request – New Ghostbusters II

                                                                                                                                            That’s right, Egon’s out in front.                                                                                                                   I find this game guilty… of being AWESOME!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: HAL Labs DEVELOPER: HAL Labs GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: 1990   New Ghostbusters II is what most gamers desired/expected to see from a “Ghostbusters” game circa ’89. Instead of mundane tasks … Continue reading By Request – New Ghostbusters II

#746 – Yo! Noid

                                                                                                                                                                     Capcom… really?                                                                                                                                                                      Elmer Fudd guest stars.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: NOW Productions GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1990   Yo! Noid has a strong cult following, despite starring one of the most obnoxious mascots of the ’90s. “But Dylan! It’s a classic tough-as-nails Capcom platformer in the vein … Continue reading #746 – Yo! Noid

#745 – Xexyz

                                                                                                                                                   But wait, there’s more!                                                                                                                                                  Just another day on XEXYZ.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Platformer/shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: April 1990   Just so we’re all clear, a “XEXYZ” (pronounced zeks-zees) is a series of five worlds turned into one nation; at least according to the official … Continue reading #745 – Xexyz

#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

#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

#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

#715-718 – The Wheel of Fortune Tetralogy

  Assuming Pat Sajak and Vanna White have immortality clauses in their contract, I think we’ll be watching “Wheel of Fortune” for years to come. And why not? Pat is dry and witty, with just the right amount of personality while Vanna says a lot by saying little. The show itself is a weird, addicting … Continue reading #715-718 – The Wheel of Fortune Tetralogy

#714 – Werewolf: The Last Warrior

                                                                              Is… is the werewolf busting out of an NES cartridge?                        Don’t mind me, Everytown USA! Just a werewolf climbin’ up a skyscraper!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: SAS Sakata GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: November 1990   Werewolf: The Last Warrior wants so badly to be your new … Continue reading #714 – Werewolf: The Last Warrior

#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

#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

#701 – Vegas Dream

                                                                                                                                     Too… many… gambling… devices!                                                                          Getting blitzed at a Vegas dive is a pretty special way to meet someone.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: HAL Labs DEVELOPER: HAL Labs GENRE: Gambling RELEASE DATE: March 1990   You couldn’t pay me to spend a weekend in Vegas, but I don’t mind dabbling in … Continue reading #701 – Vegas Dream

#695 – Ultimate Stuntman

                                                                                                                              Pretty sure that’s an airbrushed Arnold.                                          He wouldn’t be the Ultimate Stuntman if he couldn’t climb up a building with his bare hands.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Camerica DEVELOPER: Codemasters GENRE: Action/Shoot-em-up/Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1990   Ultimate Stuntman is an odd, unpolished game that manages to entertain in spite of … Continue reading #695 – Ultimate Stuntman