Tag Archives: Action

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

Weekend Roundup: Reviews for the Masses

  Far be it from me to shortchange anybody’s request for a game review, but… you all gave me a lot of requests; 43, if my math isn’t mistaken. There’s no way I can devote large chunks of time to each game – especially deep titles like Sweet Home, Mother, or Final Fantasy 2 and … Continue reading Weekend Roundup: Reviews for the Masses

Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti – By Request

                                                                                                                                         A fresh take on a bloody favorite.                                                                                                      Cause it’s… Wanpaku? PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Namco(t) DEVELOPER: NOW Production GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: July 1989   It’s amazing that the Splatterhouse series didn’t offend more parental sensibilities when its sequel debuted on the Genesis in 1992. The series wasn’t just gory: it … Continue reading Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti – By Request

#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

#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

#751 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

                                                                                                                                                 “Ultimate challenge” indeed.                                                                                                                      That ol’ boy needs to learn him some respect.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: December 1988   Zelda II is white-hot rage pockets mixed with moments of fleeting joy. It’s a jilted ex-lover employing a psychosexual hold over your thoughts, emotions, … Continue reading #751 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

#749 – The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

                                                                                                                                                                             Pre-‘Beouf                                                                                              Indy’s seventeen gold bars ought to destroy those cannons!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Jaleco DEVELOPER: Jaleco GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: December 1992   Who would have thought that the best “Indiana Jones” game for the NES would be based on the short-lived “Young Indiana” television series? Yet Young Indiana … Continue reading #749 – The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

#738 – Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth

                                                                                  This cover’s all kinds of crazy. Much like the game itself!                                                                          “Ziggy… can’t hear you now. We had to pack his ears with gauze.“   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Asmik Corporation DEVELOPER: Cyclone System GENRE: Shmup/Action/Adventure/First-person shooter RELEASE DATE: November 1991   Wurm is a genre sampler. It hands out bite-size … Continue reading #738 – Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth

#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

#732 – Wolverine

                                                                                  Sabretooth looks like a hairier adult version of Jonny Quest.                                                                                                                                                           Your most fearsome foe.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: LJN DEVELOPER: Software Creations GENRE: Action RELEASE DATE: October 1991   Wolverine is a disgrace to the character it’s named after (I am aware ‘after’ is a preposition at the end of … Continue reading #732 – Wolverine

#725 – Willow

                                 “Willow: Back 2 Tha Ufgood” was the proposed existential sequel. It never came to pass.                                                                                                                            “Is that you, Smaug? My, you’ve aged!”   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Capcom DEVELOPER: Capcom GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: December 1989   Willow is an obviously well-constructed action-RPG, with gorgeous animation and graphics, solid controls, and … Continue reading #725 – Willow

#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