Tag Archives: 1994

#753 – Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics II

                                                                    Zoda, at his book signing. “To Mike: Deadest Wishes! MWAHAHAHAH!”                                                                                                                                                                 Don’t forget the opium!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Action/Adventure RELEASE DATE: March 1994   Mike, the innocuous, yo-yo lovin’, all-American blank slate returns for more island hopping in the sequel to Star Tropics. This time, Mike … Continue reading #753 – Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics II

#710 – Wario’s Woods

                                                                                                                                                                                        Get ’em, Toad.                                                                                                                                                                                         Well, shucks.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: December 1994   Wario’s Woods would probably be a minor footnote in Nintendo’s history, if it didn’t bear the distinction of being the last officially licensed title for the NES. December 10th1994 was … Continue reading #710 – Wario’s Woods

#686 – Trolls on Treasure Island

                                                                                                                                 Perhaps the cave will hold some pants.                                                                                                                                                             Smirking bastards.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: American Video Entertainment DEVELOPER: American Video Entertainment GENRE: Arcade/Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1994   I always knew there were Trolls on Treasure Island, but until I learned of this game’s existence, I couldn’t prove it. Trolls On … Continue reading #686 – Trolls on Treasure Island

#651 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters

                                                                                                                             Konami’s covers are always fantastic.                                                                                                                    It’s like I’m playing the end of the first movie!   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Fighting RELEASE DATE: February 1994   A Turtles fighting game is a brilliant idea, but on the NES? With a controller that only has two buttons … Continue reading #651 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters

#416 – Mickey’s Adventure in Numberland

                                                                                                                                 From ages dumb to vaguely aware.                                                         Mickey brushing up on his b-ball while trying to find the number 1. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hi-Tech Expressions DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Edutainment RELEASE DATE: March 1994   Mickey as a character is an open canvas, a lifeless, albeit recognizable, personality. His amorphous identity … Continue reading #416 – Mickey’s Adventure in Numberland

#406 – Mega Man 6

                                                                    After five tries, Capcom finally crafts a worthwhile American cover.                                                                                                        The gang’s all here for the final Famicom entry.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: Between December 1993 and March 1994   Mega Man VI didn’t just mark the end of the series on the … Continue reading #406 – Mega Man 6

#397 – Mario’s Time Machine

  Mario blissfully ignores Abraham Lincoln’s cries to turn the time machine around and pretend this game never existed.                                                            Ugh. They couldn’t even get the original Mario Bros. layout correct.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Software Toolworks DEVELOPER: Radical Entertainment GENRE: Edutainment RELEASE DATE: June 1994   Less than a year after Mario’s … Continue reading #397 – Mario’s Time Machine

#328 – The Jungle Book

                                                                                              Here comes Mowgli’s big honkin’ feet to save the day!                                                               You must climb vines to progress in the game (vines sold separately).   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Virgin Interactive DEVELOPER: Virgin Interactive GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: August 1994   And so, Capcom’s reign as Disney’s go-to developer comes to an end … Continue reading #328 – The Jungle Book

#301 – The Incredible Crash Test Dummies

  Don’t be fooled: the game is actually composed of incredibly serious car crash tests. Fail any of them once, and the cartridge will send a signal to your NES, causing it to explode. Buckle up.                                                                             Or it’s your standard platformer, with bouncing tires for enemies.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: LJN … Continue reading #301 – The Incredible Crash Test Dummies

#235 – The Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak

  No child buying this for 5 bucks in Blockbuster’s used section would have ever guessed what an amazing investment they were making.                                                                                                                                                    Yabba dabba doo, indeed.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Taito DEVELOPER: Sol GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: August 1994 (!)   Surprise! Surprise at Dinosaur Peak is the second rarest licensed … Continue reading #235 – The Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak

#133 – Chip and Dale’s Rescue Rangers 2

                                        You don’t really throw apples in the game, but this is, once again, a fantastic cover.                                         If you’re wondering, yes, this level is very similar to a level from the first game.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: January 1994   From Super Street … Continue reading #133 – Chip and Dale’s Rescue Rangers 2

#95 – Bonk’s Adventure

                                                                       There’s nothing a little raw meat can’t fix when you’re constipated.                                                                                           “Get Bonked” seems like it would have been a great tagline.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Hudson DEVELOPER: AI GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: January 1994   Bonk is a mascot from the late Eighties and early Nineties that doesn’t deserve … Continue reading #95 – Bonk’s Adventure