Tag Archives: Acclaim

#731 – Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power

                                              We’re calling out the big guns: Gandalf, Robin Hood, and the, uh… Prince of Persia.                                                                            Surely those green gargoyles don’t enjoy being used as platforms.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: March 1992   Nah, I didn’t forget to review Wizards & Warriors II. Here … Continue reading #731 – Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power

#730 – Wizards & Warriors

                                                                                                                                  I tell you, my locks will not be tamed!                                                                                         Kuros is hot-blooded, but there’s no need to check and see.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Rare GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1987   If you were a knight at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, you might act … Continue reading #730 – Wizards & Warriors

#727 – Winter Games

                                                                                                                                                                     Computer World.                                                                                                                      Enjoy the attention while it lasts, honey.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Atelier Double GENRE: Minigames RELEASE DATE: September 1987   The best part about Winter Games might be the snazzy retro box art. Look at it! It feels Kraftwerkian in its color choice of deep blue … Continue reading #727 – Winter Games

#684 – Trog!

                                                 In the arcade, Trog! had claymation graphics and was playable with 4 players…                                                                                              … but this is definitely not the case in the NES version.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Visual Concepts GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: October 1991   If you like your Pac-Man clones smothered in a … Continue reading #684 – Trog!

#677 – Total Recall

                                                                                                   Arnold wants his mind back. Who are you to resist?                                                                                                                                          “You should not drink and bake!”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Interplay GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: August 1990   Total Recall has an infamous reputation for being one of the worst games of all time. Not just on the … Continue reading #677 – Total Recall

#662 – Tiger-Heli

                                                        Strangely serene painting for the cover of a shoot-em-up. I blame the sunset.                                                                                                                                                                Don’t drink the water.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Micronics GENRE: Shoot-em-up RELEASE DATE: September 1987   Tiger-Heli is often confused as Tiger Hell, though the latter is another concept altogether. The game is a … Continue reading #662 – Tiger-Heli

#634 – Swords and Serpents

                                                                                                                                                                   Bringing the hotness.                                                                                                       Goblins are known for shanking ’round these parts.   PLAYERS: 1-4 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Interplay GENRE: RPG RELEASE DATE: August 1990   The NES really wasn’t built for first-person RPGs. Games such as Might and Magic and The Bard’s Tale were ambitious, clunky computer ports that … Continue reading #634 – Swords and Serpents

#606 – Star Voyager

                                                                                                                                      Almost… out of… QUARTERS!!!                                                                                                                                                                    Have fun with that.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: ASCII Entertainment GENRE: Action/Sim RELEASE DATE: September 1987   In place of a game with actual gameplay, Star Voyager presents needless complexity and little else. All of the tasks it requires of you – view a … Continue reading #606 – Star Voyager

#581 – Smash T.V.

                                                                                      Go on, readers, you can make fun of this cover by yourselves.                                            I didn’t realize all of Smash T.V.‘s enemies were Communistas, and robots at that.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Beam Entertainment GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: September 1991   Violent game shows: the scourge of civilization in … Continue reading #581 – Smash T.V.

#573 – The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man

                                                                                             Everybody, if you can, refrain from doing the Bartman.                                         This is how I felt these last couple days playing these Simpsons games: cold, isolated, alone.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1992   The final platformer in the “Is Nothing Sacred?” Simpsons NES trilogy, … Continue reading #573 – The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man

#572 – The Simpsons: Bart Vs. The World

                                                                                                        Marge ice skating with the penguins is brilliant.                                                                                                                                                           Poor misshapen Bart.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Platformer RELEASE DATE: December 1991   Less than a year after the atrocity that was Bart Vs. The Space Mutants comes Bart Vs. The World, a slightly better, if still underwhelming … Continue reading #572 – The Simpsons: Bart Vs. The World

#571 – The Simpsons: Bart Vs. The Space Mutants

                                                                                                                            Sorry Bart, I believe I will have a cow.                                      Bart ponders the significance of space mutants jumping in front of a “Space Mutants 4” poster.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Action/Puzzle RELEASE DATE: February 1991   For the first few years of the Simpsons’ television existence, the … Continue reading #571 – The Simpsons: Bart Vs. The Space Mutants