Tag Archives: 1990

#50 – Bad News Baseball

                                                             This cover is atrocious and does not represent the awesomeness of the game.                                                                                           One of the game’s many fantastic snippets of animation.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Tecmo DEVELOPER: Tecmo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: June 1990   Let me get something out of the way: this game is not related … Continue reading #50 – Bad News Baseball

#49 – Bad Dudes

        If you don’t like what I’m saying, then won’t you slap my face?                                                                                                                                        I’ll get back to ya on that, Duke.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: Data East GENRE: Beat-em-up RELEASE DATE: July 1990   “The President has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough … Continue reading #49 – Bad Dudes

#48 – Back to the Future II and III

                                                                                                                   Don’t gaze too deeply into the rainbow, Doc!                                                                                                                                                 Pleasure Paradise… yeah.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: September 1990   In Back to the Future II and III, Beam Software decided to stick with the movie’s stories this time around, and not have the … Continue reading #48 – Back to the Future II and III

#43 – Astyanax

                                                                                                              Clutching the dragon’s arm ought to hold him off.                                                                                                                              Brother gonna mess that chameleon up.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Jaleco GENRE: Action platformer RELEASE DATE: March 1990   Isn’t it always the way? You’re a freshman in high school with aspirations of football greatness and sleeping … Continue reading #43 – Astyanax

#42 – Arkista’s Ring

                                                                                                                   That cape is boss                                                                                                                             It looks more complex than it really is.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: American Sammy DEVELOPER: NMK GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: June 1990 Arkista’s Ring dares to copy Zelda and leave out the non-linear exploration that made the latter game so popular! How would American Sammy accomplish … Continue reading #42 – Arkista’s Ring

#39 – Arch Rivals: A Basket Brawl!

                                                                  Aren’t racial riots hilarious? Acclaim bets yes!                                                                              Takin’ it to the hole or downtown or something.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: November 1990   Did somebody say “basketbrawl“?!… No? Anybody? Alright, well, Acclaim said it, and lo, Arch Rivals was born. I’m not sure … Continue reading #39 – Arch Rivals: A Basket Brawl!

#30 – Al Unser Jr.’s Turbo Racing

                                                                                                                                                Al Unser doesn’t need this.                                                                                                                                                                                    Ranking No. 01? Not on your life.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: Data East GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: March 1990 … Continue reading #30 – Al Unser Jr.’s Turbo Racing

#24 – The Adventures of Rad Gravity

  Rad Gravity resembles Bruce Campbell a bit, but don’t be fooled! You can’t wield a boomstick in the game.                                                                                                         It kind of resembles dump here, but it gets better.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Interplay GENRE: Action platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1990   Playing anything with a name like Rad … Continue reading #24 – The Adventures of Rad Gravity

#23 – Adventures in the Magic Kingdom

                                                                                                                             Breathtaking, isn’t it? Just wait…                                                                                                                    This is where the game stops being fun.                                                                                                That’s you in the pancho. Ready for danger and RAIN!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: June 1990   What do you think of when the word “magic” pops … Continue reading #23 – Adventures in the Magic Kingdom

#21 – The Adventures of Lolo 2

                                                                                                                    Lolo’s herped many a derp in his time.                                                                                                                                           Haven’t made it this far… yet.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: HAL Labs DEVELOPER: HAL Labs GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: March 1990   Remember Super Mario All-Stars? Sure, it was cool having all the Mario games with graphical upgrades, but the real treat … Continue reading #21 – The Adventures of Lolo 2

#19 – The Adventures of Gilligan’s Island

                                                                                                      Oh, the myriad of things I hate about this cover.                                                                                                      It’s best to just slowly crawl over those spikes, Gilligan.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Bandai DEVELOPER: Human Entertainment GENRE: Action/adventure RELEASE DATE: July 1990   I’m not exactly sure what convinced Bandai, a Japanese developer, to publish a game based … Continue reading #19 – The Adventures of Gilligan’s Island

#7 – Abadox

                                        Hot steppin’ all over some guts. What a friggin’ weird cover for an even weirder game.                                                                                                       Is that you, Gigyas?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Milton Bradley DEVELOPER: ITL GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: March 1990   Abadox has such potential. The concept of flying into an … Continue reading #7 – Abadox