Tag Archives: 1993

#752 – Zen: Intergalactic Ninja

                                                                                                                              Does Zen have a black hole for legs?                                                                                                                                             Lord Contaminus reigns supremus.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: March 1993   Zen the Intergalactic Ninja reminds me of a beefier Donatello (complete with bo) and a stereotypical alien head. Though Zen originates from his own … Continue reading #752 – Zen: Intergalactic Ninja

#748 – Yoshi’s Cookie

                                                                                                               Yoshi’s gonna get the ‘betes if he’s not careful.                                                                                                                      Well, at least he quit his medical practice.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: April 1993   Yoshi’s Cookie is broken, has jarring difficulty spikes, and is a really stupid idea for a puzzle game. … Continue reading #748 – Yoshi’s Cookie

#739-742 – WWF Games

  My love affair with the WWF (or the WWE, as it’s unfortunately referred to now) lasted two glorious years. From 1999-2001, my buddy Alex and I indulged in Sunday Pay-Per-View matches at his house, courteously paid for by his parents. WWF was knee deep in the “Attitude Era,” and the rise of some of … Continue reading #739-742 – WWF Games

#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

#691 – Ultima: Warriors of Destiny

                                                                                                                                                          “Cometh at me, brother!”                                                                                                                                                    Oh, the horrible memories.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: FCI DEVELOPER: Origin GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: January 1993   The Ultima ports on the NES are defined by their varying quality. Exodus had its faults (some might say ‘quirks’), but it was playable. Quest of the Avatar … Continue reading #691 – Ultima: Warriors of Destiny

#668 – Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland

                                                                                                                                                                                   Poor Dodo…                                                                                                   Gingivitis is the number-one cause of tooth trap decay.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Platforming RELEASE DATE: April 1993   They’re crazy! They’re wacky! They chew lots of tobaccy! Yes, the Tiny Toons are back in yet another madcap romp for your NES. Instead of … Continue reading #668 – Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland

#657 – Tetris 2

                                                                                                                                                                                       Poor Tetris.                                                                                                                                        Even the COM isn’t doing that well.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: October 1993   The original Tetris for the NES is a complete work, perfect inasmuch as any game can be perfect. So why Tetris 2? Perhaps a Tetris sequel … Continue reading #657 – Tetris 2

#605 – Star Trek: The Next Generation

                                          The Old Missions disappeared into the Neutral Zone and were never spoken of again.                                                                                                      “Don’t you recognize me? It’s your boy, Wesley!”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Absolute Entertainment DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Strategy/Action RELEASE DATE: September 1993   Let’s get this out of the way: Picard. By a wide margin. And … Continue reading #605 – Star Trek: The Next Generation

#540 – Rollerblade Racer

                                                            Does that guy in the front have a meth problem? What’s with his teeth?                                                                                                               “Oops!” is the ethos of Rollerblade Racer   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Radiance GENRE: Racing RELEASE DATE: February 1993   If you’ve ever thought of Paperboy as a complex game, what with all the … Continue reading #540 – Rollerblade Racer

#521 – The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckaroo$!

                                                                                                                      Ren’s just greedy and Stimpy’s an idiot.                                                                                                             I wish money sacks really would rain down.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: THQ DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: November 1993   I’m still in awe that Nickelodeon ever allowed “Ren and Stimpy” to air on their network. It was random, disgusting, and … Continue reading #521 – The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckaroo$!

#490 – Pro Sports Hockey

                                                                                                                                 The sport of bloody, toothless kings!                                                                                                                                                                  Pipe down in there, #32!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: November 1993   If you’re a hockey aficionado or if you just like beating people up atop sheets of ice, Pro Sport Hockey has you covered!… for … Continue reading #490 – Pro Sports Hockey

#465 – Pac-Man (Tengen/Namco)

                                                                                                           This is probably the version you didn’t play.                                                       Pac-Man shows the ghosts that chasing him is not the path to enlightenment.                                                                                                                                                           Good morning, starshine!   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Tengen/Namco DEVELOPER: Namco GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: 1987 (Tengen)/ November 1993 (Namco)   Pac-Man was the first recognizable … Continue reading #465 – Pac-Man (Tengen/Namco)